Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 1/2 Final
Sat 18 July 2020 19:45
Referee
Jonathan Moss
Weather at KO
weather icon Partly Cloudy  21oC | Precip: 1% (0 in) | Wind 7 mph
Travel Info Arsenal
1/2 hour coach
Distance
17 KM
Venue
Neutral
Travel Info Manchester City
1/2 hour plane
Distance
253 KM

Arsenal

Last updated: Sat 18 July 2020 07:56
In Brief

Winning FA Cup best chance to qualify for Europe. Coming off inspiring home victory vs. Liverpool. Leno amongst absentees. Ozil and Guendouzi at odds. Nketiah suspended.

Looking Back

Arsenal showed very good football on Wednesday night when deservedly beating Liverpool 2:1 at home in league match. Lacazette led attack very well in this one and he was directly involved in both goals.

Draw in first 4 FA Cup rounds kind, Sheffield United and Bournemouth only top flight opponents met, but still 3 of those 4 wins by single-goal margins.

Between them attacking duo Lacazette-Aubameyang directly involved in 8 of Arsenal’s last 10 scored goals. Both of them with 3 goals each in last 5 rounds.

Looking Ahead

Coach Arteta set to restore regulars Mustafi, Bellerin, Ceballos and Aubameyang to starting XI after giving all of them breather in midweek.

Nketiah remains suspended, while Ozil and Guendouzi at odds and not expected to feature. Leno and several others out for season.

No fans.

Manchester City

Last updated: Sat 18 July 2020 07:57
In Brief

Desire to win FA Cup huge and will go for it. Restarted season in June with 3:0 home win vs. Arsenal. Aguero and Bravo only sidelined players.

Looking Back

City a bit lucky to edge desperate Bournemouth side 2:1 at home on Wednesday. Clearly players had their mind already on FA Cup during this game and still they won.

Sky Blues restarted season in June with home game vs. Arsenal that was easily won 3:0. Identical 3:0 win achieved on visit to Gunners back in mid-December.

Ride in FA Cup very easy so far, only top flight opponents in previous 4 rounds Newcastle. Currently on run of 12 consecutive FA Cup wins, stretching back more than 2 years!

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola will use best possible line-up in this one, with Spanish duo Garcia-Laporte the preferred pair in heart of defence right now and likely to start.

Aguero and back up keeper Bravo only sidelined players in squad.

Manager Comments

“The FA Cup semi-final is so important, especially when we have qualified for the Champions League already.”

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Manchester City

Last updated: Sat 18 July 2020 07:57
In Brief

Desire to win FA Cup huge and will go for it. Restarted season in June with 3:0 home win vs. Arsenal. Aguero and Bravo only sidelined players.

Looking Back

City a bit lucky to edge desperate Bournemouth side 2:1 at home on Wednesday. Clearly players had their mind already on FA Cup during this game and still they won.

Sky Blues restarted season in June with home game vs. Arsenal that was easily won 3:0. Identical 3:0 win achieved on visit to Gunners back in mid-December.

Ride in FA Cup very easy so far, only top flight opponents in previous 4 rounds Newcastle. Currently on run of 12 consecutive FA Cup wins, stretching back more than 2 years!

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola will use best possible line-up in this one, with Spanish duo Garcia-Laporte the preferred pair in heart of defence right now and likely to start.

Aguero and back up keeper Bravo only sidelined players in squad.

Manager Comments

“The FA Cup semi-final is so important, especially when we have qualified for the Champions League already.”

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  • Leroy Sane (sp) (att) Bayern Munchen;

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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