HUTH: 2011 FA CUP FINAL REVIEWED
Robert Huth was a central figure as Stoke City reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their history in 2011. The German centre back also weighed in with a pair of goals on the way to the final. Robert Huth scored the only goal of the game to give the Potters a 1-0 away win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fourth round and a place in the fifth round of the competition.
Stoke City were able to take on hosts Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round after they needed replay to see off Welsh side Cardiff City in the third round. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the home of Stoke City before a 2-0 win in Cardiff ensured that the Potters progressed into the fourth round.
Robert Huth and his Stoke City teammates thrashed Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 at home to secure a quarterfinal spot before a 2-1 win at home to London team West Ham United took them to the last four of the competition. Huth was one of the goalscorers as Stoke City thumped Bolton Wanderers 5-0to qualify for the FA Cup final for the first time in their history. It was the biggest margin of victory in the FA Cup semifinals since 1939. The Potters had Manchester City as an obstacle between them and a first FA Cup title.
In the final, Robert Huth started as expected alongside club skipper at the heart of the Stoke City defence. However, they could not prevent Ivorian star Yaya Toure from scoring the only goal of the game with 16 minutes left on the clock. He pounced on a loose ball in the Stoke City box before unleashing a shot that Danish shot stopper Thomas Sorensen could not stop in the Stoke City goal. Robert Huth was on the pitch for the entire duration of the game as Stoke City searched for an equaliser that never came.