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country flag FA Cup Round 1/4 Final
Sun 28 June 2020 18:30
Referee
Lee Mason
Weather at KO
weather icon Overcast  14oC | Precip: 24% (0 in) | Wind 18.1 mph
Travel Info
1/2 hour plane
Distance
172 KM

Newcastle United

Last updated: Sun 28 June 2020 09:26
In Brief

Luck helped to reach this stage. Resumed season with back-to-back positive results in league. Willems, Lejeune and Dummett long-term absentees. Sean Longstaff, Ritchie and Hayden amongst large group of doubtful players. Bentaleb suspended. Empty stands.

Looking Back

Newcastle faced only lower league sides in 3 previous FA Cup rounds and yet they needed replays in 2 of those ties, with luck also helping in 3:2 away success vs. WBA.

Safety in Premier League secured already though, resumed season with back-to-back solid home displays that brought 4 points. Empty stands so far not affecting negatively displays.

Enter tie as heavy underdogs and have nothing to lose.

Looking Ahead

Coach Bruce might consider different approach for this one. Strikers Gayle and Carroll linked up well when coming off bench in midweek and if they start Magpies will be using more direct approach with lots of long balls towards them.

Rotation options seriously restricted with 4 defenders out injured and 6 midfielders deemed doubtful + Bentaleb serving ban. Shelvey, Ritchie and Hayden picked up knocks on Wednesday and now could miss, but the Longstaff brothers back training and they could be able to return.

Manchester City

Last updated: Sun 28 June 2020 09:29
In Brief

FA Cup is team’s top domestic priority! Seek tenth FA Cup win in a row. Title race over after losing 1:2 at Chelsea on Thursday. Aguero, Stones and Foden sidelined. Fernandinho suspended.

Looking Back

City made it clear even before Thursday trip to Chelsea that winning FA Cup trophy by far most important domestic goal for rest of campaign. This explains why slightly strange selection choices made on Thursday resulted in 1:2 defeat being suffered. Result means Liverpool new EPL champions.

City faced only lower league teams in 3 rounds of FA Cup so far and this will be first serious test. Still their goal difference in those 3 games 9:1 and going back 2+ years Citizens have won 9 consecutive FA Cup matches!

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola will certainly give Jesus start in attack in this one, with Aguero out injured indefinitely.

David Silva another one that should be used from off, but Mahrez could get rest as he started every game since restart up to now. Fernandinho definitely missing due to ban.

Foden and Stones won't be risked after recent injuries, while Garcia and Bravo expected to miss too.

Manager Comments

"“Right now, the FA Cup is a priority,"

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Manchester City

Last updated: Sun 28 June 2020 09:29
In Brief

FA Cup is team’s top domestic priority! Seek tenth FA Cup win in a row. Title race over after losing 1:2 at Chelsea on Thursday. Aguero, Stones and Foden sidelined. Fernandinho suspended.

Looking Back

City made it clear even before Thursday trip to Chelsea that winning FA Cup trophy by far most important domestic goal for rest of campaign. This explains why slightly strange selection choices made on Thursday resulted in 1:2 defeat being suffered. Result means Liverpool new EPL champions.

City faced only lower league teams in 3 rounds of FA Cup so far and this will be first serious test. Still their goal difference in those 3 games 9:1 and going back 2+ years Citizens have won 9 consecutive FA Cup matches!

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola will certainly give Jesus start in attack in this one, with Aguero out injured indefinitely.

David Silva another one that should be used from off, but Mahrez could get rest as he started every game since restart up to now. Fernandinho definitely missing due to ban.

Foden and Stones won't be risked after recent injuries, while Garcia and Bravo expected to miss too.

Manager Comments

"“Right now, the FA Cup is a priority,"

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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