Derby County 0-2 Stoke City
Goals from Cameron Jerome and Robert Huth saw Stoke book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at Derby County.
Stoke had an excellent run as they reached the final of the FA Cup last season and the Potters rarely looked in real trouble against local rivals Derby of the Championship who struggled to create any real chances.
Tony Pulis' side forged ahead inside five minutes as Glenn Whelan's corner was flicked on at the near post and Cameron Jerome arrived unmarked in the middle of the goal to bundle the ball into the back of the net.
Derby tried to make a comeback against the Premier League visitors but for all the driving running of the likes of Jamie Ward they never really looked like threatening Asmir Begovic in the Stoke goal.
Stoke slowly gained control of the game in the last half hour and finally doubled their lead with just nine minutes left on the clock when, from another set-piece, the ball dropped at the feet of Robert Huth who thumped the ball under the advancing Frank Fielding in the Derby goal.
The second goal knocked all the stuffing out of Derby who could find no response as Stoke booked their safe passage into the fifth round draw that will be made tomorrow.