FA Cup: Iheanacho set to replace injured Jesus

FA Cup By: Linus Onyeze | 17/02/2017

kelechi Iheanacho is almost certain to be recalled to the Manchester City matchday squad following the injury to Gabriel Jesus.

Manchester City are away at Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup this weekend in what could be Pep Guardiola’s only route to a trophy in his first season in English football.

Team News

Huddersfield will be without Aaron Mooy, who is ineligible against his parent club.

Fellow midfielders Jonathan Hogg and Kasey Palmer are also both out with hamstring injuries.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola could rotate his squad ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Monaco, with Kelechi Iheanacho likely to be recalled.

City will definitely be without Gabriel Jesus, who has a broken metatarsal so top scorer Sergio Aguero could start for the first time in four matches.

Match Facts


Huddersfield have won their last six matches in all competitions and they are unbeaten in seven home games (W6, D1).

Like Manchester City, Huddersfield have scored eight goals without conceding any so far in this season's FA Cup.

The Terriers haven't reached the sixth round of the FA Cup since 1971-72.

Huddersfield won the FA Cup in 1922.

Manchester City

City have won their last four matches in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and conceding just one.

They have also won their last three away matches in all competitions.

City have kept clean sheets in four of their last five away matches - but they were thumped 4-0 at Everton in the other.

Despite being drawn away at Premier League teams (West Ham and Crystal Palace) in the two previous rounds, City have scored eight goals and conceded none in this season's FA Cup.

It's the sixth time in a row that City have been handed an away tie in the FA Cup. Their last five ties have all been against Premier League opposition.


The clubs last met 17 years ago to the day in a 1-1 draw in the second tier of English football.

Their most recent meeting in the FA Cup was in the third round in 1988 when it took two replays for City to progress.

City also won the only other previous FA Cup meeting - in the fourth round back in 1925-26.