Wembley begins to hover into the distance as victory over Stoke would put City into the last sixteen.
Costel Pantilimon comes in for Joe Hart whilst a couple of ther defensive moves see Aleksandar Kolarov and Joleon Lescott replace Gael Clichy and Matija Nastasic.
Youngsters Karim Rekik and Marcos Lopes feature on the bench.
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Starting XI vs Man City: Sorensen; Shotton, Shawcross (c), Huth, Wilkinson; Kightly, Whelan, Nzonzi, Etherington; Walters, Jones— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 26, 2013