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FA Cup: Cardiff City v Man City team new and updates - FCNaija

FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 26/01/2018

Cardiff City is set to host Manchester City in the FA Cup  4th round match at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday, here is the team news and update all around the match.

TEAM NEWS

CARDIFF CITY:

Yanic Wildschut will not be eligible to play against Manchester City as he is cup-tied and Aron Gunnarson, Danny Ward, Craig Bryson and Matthew Connolly will also miss the tie.

MANCHESTER CITY:

Vincent Kompany remained doubtful but Phil Folden, Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus and Fabian Delph won’t make the cut to Wales to face Cardiff.

HEAD TO HEAD

Both teams have played a total number of 28 times with Manchester City winning 1, drew 11 and suffered defeat six times from the Welsh club.

Their last meeting was in 2013/14 season in the Premier League both teams claim played twice and each team grab a win on the two occasions.

The first leg Cardiff won in at home 3-2, while they suffered a 4-2 defeat in the return leg in England.

RECENT FORM

CARDIFF CITY:

Cardiff City has not been consistent this season and in the last six games they won two, drew two and lost two.

MANCHESTER CITY:

Manchester City is in flying mode and has been very consistent unlike Cardiff City, the Etihad outfit has won five in their last six games and the only defeat so far in the Premier League is the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at the Anfield.

MANAGER QUOTES:

NEIL WARNOCK:

"They're lovely to watch. When you can buy the best players in the world, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to be successful. Pep is improving his team each year.

"My favourite player in the country is David Silva, has been for years. I've always loved his attitude and ability to change a game.

"It's an experience to play against these lads. It's our cup final and we're going to do the best we can on Sunday."

PEP GUARDIOLA:

"They are third in the Championship. We are playing away. It will be tough.

"We know exactly how complicated the game will be. Last season against Huddersfield, we needed a replay. It's a team on top form. The tall team, set pieces, aggressive one against one.

"We have to defend high because if we defend the box they are so strong."

PREDICTIONS:

Cardiff City 0-2 Manchester City

PROBABLE LINEUPS

CARDIFF CITY:

Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba; Richards, Ralls, Grujic, Bennett; Hoilett, Wildschut, Zohore.

MANCHESTER CITY:

 Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Sterling, Aguero, Sane
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