Walters hails superb Stoke

Stoke hero 'made up' with Wembley victory

Walters: On cloud nine

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Jon Walters praised his Stoke team-mates after they crushed Bolton 5-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

The Potters striker bagged a brace in the rout with the other goals coming from Matthew Etherington, Robert Huth and Kenwyne Jones.

One of the football league's founder members ensured a final on 14th May against Manchester City.

Tough

The striker told ESPN: "We wanted to achieve something this year. It was a tough game but we did really well from back to front. I'm made up to be quite honest.

"It's been very hard over the years but a lot of people have helped me along the way."

Defender Andy Wilkinson, added: "Words can't describe it. It's unbelievable.

"The fans have been great, it's like a home game for us.

"I'm a bit emotional, I'm going to enjoy it and then focus on the final."

"We get our knockers, people say certain things about us. Today was our day to prove them wrong."

Matthew Etherington on Stoke win

Quotes of the week

Midfielder Rory Delap was stuck for words after the game, but said: "I'm delighted, for everyone. We've had a good couple of years. We've earned this and we've got a big game now at the end of May."

Great goals

Meanwhile, man-of-the-match, Matthew Etherington added: "We scored some great goals today.

"We get our knockers, people say certain things about us. Today was our day to prove them wrong.

"We are used to being the underdogs. The manager said that before the game and we will be the underdogs in the final as well. Bring it on."

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