Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 5
Wed 04 March 2020 19:45
Referee
Michael Oliver
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
1 hour coach
Distance
62 KM

Sheffield Wednesday

Last updated: Wed 04 March 2020 08:16
In Brief

Enter tie as heavy outsiders and have nothing to lose. League form poor for more than a month (W1 D3 L4)! Westwood and Hutchinson at odds. Reach sidelined. Luongo and 2 others doubtful.

Looking Back

Owls once again disappointing on Saturday when beaten 1:3 at home by Derby. Conceded all 3 goals inside opening 30 minutes and not for first time this season starting game very slow and then chasing it.

With 4 defeats and just 1 win in last 7 rounds Wednesday’s promotion chances over and pressure on coach Monk huge.

In first 2 FA Cup rounds achieved narrow away wins against Brighton and QPR. Last home defeat in this competition way back in 2014, since then (W3 D2).

Looking Ahead

Coach Monk expected to use more conservative tactics and 5 at the back seems the logical way to try and contain City’s attack.

Westwood and Hutchinson at odds with manager and not even training with first team right now, while Luongo and Reach amongst 4 injured players that might miss. Reach definitely ruled out.

Manchester City

Last updated: Wed 04 March 2020 08:18
In Brief

Lifted League Cup on Sunday. Also eager to defend FA Cup trophy and strong squad expected to be used. Sane andLaporte sidelined. Aguero passed fit.

Looking Back

City made it unprecedented 3 League Cup trophies in a row on Sunday when in nervy final at Wembley edged Aston Villa 2:1. Aguero and Rodri scored in first half and despite some nervous moments after the break City triumphed and deservedly so.

Cruised in previous 2 FA Cup rounds – 4:1 vs. Port Vale and 4:0 vs. Fulham – and Sky Blues very eager to defend this trophy too as in Premier League they can’t catch leaders Liverpool, but have 2nd spot cemented.

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola expected to use strong line-up, but after hurting his knee at weekend Aguero might not start despite fact he was declared fit. Sane lacks fitness and won't be risked.

De Bruyne, Mahrez and Bernardo Silva only substitutes on Sunday, but now all 3 of them should start. Also Otamendi and Mendy expected to appear in defence, especially with Laporte out injured.

Manager Comments

“We cannot deny that tomorrow is an incredibly important game for us. It’s maybe easier to play in the Premier League. We need to be incredibly focused.”

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Manchester City

Last updated: Wed 04 March 2020 08:18
In Brief

Lifted League Cup on Sunday. Also eager to defend FA Cup trophy and strong squad expected to be used. Sane andLaporte sidelined. Aguero passed fit.

Looking Back

City made it unprecedented 3 League Cup trophies in a row on Sunday when in nervy final at Wembley edged Aston Villa 2:1. Aguero and Rodri scored in first half and despite some nervous moments after the break City triumphed and deservedly so.

Cruised in previous 2 FA Cup rounds – 4:1 vs. Port Vale and 4:0 vs. Fulham – and Sky Blues very eager to defend this trophy too as in Premier League they can’t catch leaders Liverpool, but have 2nd spot cemented.

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola expected to use strong line-up, but after hurting his knee at weekend Aguero might not start despite fact he was declared fit. Sane lacks fitness and won't be risked.

De Bruyne, Mahrez and Bernardo Silva only substitutes on Sunday, but now all 3 of them should start. Also Otamendi and Mendy expected to appear in defence, especially with Laporte out injured.

Manager Comments

“We cannot deny that tomorrow is an incredibly important game for us. It’s maybe easier to play in the Premier League. We need to be incredibly focused.”

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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