The Potters were involved in the big story of the fourth round as they disposed of Arsenal in front of the live ITV cameras.
Goals from Ricardo Fuller(2) and Dean Whitehead saw off the Gunners who had pulled level just before half time via Denilson.
City's tie was the fifteenth of sixteen ties in the round, with only mega rich Manchester City's 4-2 win over Scunthorpe, thanks to goals from Petrov, Onouha, Robinho and Sylvinho following it whilst at the other end of the weekend Chelsea were the first side through, defeating Preston 2-0 in a game also televised by ITV, goals from Anelka and Sturridge seeing them through, quickly followed by Reading, who added Burnley to Liverpool in their top flight scalps, thanks to Siguurdsson's last minute goal, courtesy of a Griffin cross.
Eleven games kicked off at 3pm on Saturday and nine teams progressed whilst two ties will be replayed as Premier League sides Wolves and Wigan came from behind to draw with lower league sides in Crystal Palace and Notts County. Of the nine teams that did win through only one is from outside the top two divisions, Southampton, who defeated Ipswich 2-1 thanks to a rocket from Wayne Thomas and Antonio.
Three Championship sides won through to the last sixteen as Cardiff beat Leicester 4-2 thanks to injury time goals from Burke and McCormack, Derby beat Doncaster with Jay McEveley's 89th minute winner and West Brom won the battle of the Championship' pace setters, beating Newcastle 4-2, part in thanks to a pair of Dorran penalties.
The other five sides booking themselves spots in Sundays draw were top flight outfits. Fulham had to hold off a spirited Accrington side to progress, goals from Nevland, Duff and Gera seeing them through and Aston Villa were given a good game by League One Brighton before eventually winning 3-2, young English trio Delfouneso, Young and Delph winning the tie. Bolton also defeated lower league opposition as second half goals from Steinsson and Elmander defeated Sheffield United 2-0 at the Reebok Stadium.
Two all Premier League ties saw bottom placed Portsmouth come from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1, thanks to John Utaka's double and Birmingham keep up their recent good form to see off Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park, Osman's strike not enough to stop goals from Benitez and Ferguson booking the Blue's a 5th round spot.
Saturdays action was completed when Jermaine Beckford twice pegged back Tottenham at White Hart Lane, the striker's 96th minute penalty securing a replay at Elland Road after Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko had already netted for Spurs.
5th Round Draw
Wolverhampton Wanderers or Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
Manchester City v Stoke City
Derby County v Birmingham City
Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur or Leeds United
Chelsea v Cardiff City
Fulham v Notts County or Wigan Athletic
Reading v West Bromwich Albion
Southampton v Portsmouth