Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sat 04 January 2020 17:31
Referee
Lee Mason
Weather at KO
weather icon Overcast  8oC | Precip: 2% (0 in) | Wind 5.3 mph
Travel Info
1 hour coach
Distance
71 KM

Manchester City

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 08:26
In Brief

With Premier League title no longer realistic goal winning the 2 domestic cup competitions seen as next best thing. Laporte, Otamendi and Sane sidelined. Ederson sick.

Looking Back

City trying to reach third FA Cup final in a row and with defence of league title pretty much over now Sky Blues likely to focus on retaining 2 cup trophies they won last year.

Results good during the festive period with 4 wins in 5 rounds achieved. Rivalry between Aguero and Jesus for right to lead attack helping both of them to score regularly when given the chance.

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola expected to refresh squad compared to team used in midweek. Aguero benched vs. Everton, which suggests that now he should start. Same valid for Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

Laporte and Sane remain only long-term absentees, while Ederson missed Wednesday match sick and not certain if he will be rushed back.

Otamendi carries minor strain and won't be risked in FA Cup.

Points of Interest

Reached at least semi-finals of FA Cup in all of last 3 seasons.

Port Vale

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:06
In Brief

No new injury concerns ahead of the trip to Manchester City in the cup; Adam Crookes and Manny Oyeleke sidelined.

Looking Back

Port Vale had to settle for a point after being held to a 2-2 draw by Macclesfield Town at Vale Park on New Year's Day.

It neatly illustrates the Valiants inconsistency having gone into the game on the back of a deserved 2-0 home win over leaders Swindon Town.

Manager John Askey made just the one change to his starting line-up with Richie Bennett preferred to Tom Pope in attack.

Looking Ahead

Askey has no new injury concerns and is expected to stick with the same 18-man squad against the reigning Premier League Champions.

The game is expected to come too soon for long-term absentees Adam Crookes (thigh) and Manny Oyeleke (hamstring surgery).

Points of Interest

It will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since the 1999/2000 season.

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Port Vale

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:06
In Brief

No new injury concerns ahead of the trip to Manchester City in the cup; Adam Crookes and Manny Oyeleke sidelined.

Looking Back

Port Vale had to settle for a point after being held to a 2-2 draw by Macclesfield Town at Vale Park on New Year's Day.

It neatly illustrates the Valiants inconsistency having gone into the game on the back of a deserved 2-0 home win over leaders Swindon Town.

Manager John Askey made just the one change to his starting line-up with Richie Bennett preferred to Tom Pope in attack.

Looking Ahead

Askey has no new injury concerns and is expected to stick with the same 18-man squad against the reigning Premier League Champions.

The game is expected to come too soon for long-term absentees Adam Crookes (thigh) and Manny Oyeleke (hamstring surgery).

Points of Interest

It will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since the 1999/2000 season.

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Probable Bench
Transfer out
  • Kieran Kennedy (Defender, Wrexham, Loan)

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
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Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
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Game Score
Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1