Higgy relishing Wembley trip
Danny Higginbotham was relishing a trip to Wembley after Stoke secured an FA Cup semi-final appearance.
Last Updated: 13/03/11 4:57pm
Stoke matchwinner Danny Higginbotham was relishing a trip to Wembley after his side secured an FA Cup semi-final appearance against Bolton by beating West Ham at the Britannia Stadium.
Higginbotham blasted in a powerful second-half free-kick to settle the quarter-final tie which took the Potters into the last four of the FA Cup for the first time in 39 years.
Robert Huth gave Stoke the lead before the Hammers controversially equalised through Frederic Piquionne.
Matthew Etherington missed a penalty early in the second half, before Higginbotham smashed home the decisive goal.
He said: "It's a great feeling to have got to Wembley, we're delighted and we're just going to enjoy today, with a tough semi-final against Bolton ahead.
"West Ham are a great team, they showed that last week against us (when they beat Stoke 3-0 in the Premier League) but we thoroughly deserved it - we got stuck in.
"We got the lead and the second time we got it we were able to stay ahead.
"We've got great belief within the squad. We've had a disappointing run of games recently but we know we've got the character in there to come out of it.
"It's a great club and it's come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years."