Preview: Cardiff City v Manchester City

Cardiff City are relishing a thought of transfer exile Premier League leaders Manchester City out of a FA Cup brazen of their fourth turn strife on Sunday.

FA Cup
Date: 28 Jan 2018
Fourth Round
Kick-off: 18H00 internal time
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Referee: L. Mason
Assistants: S. Long, S. Beck
Fourth official: S. Bratt

Head-to-head summary: 


Cardiff City          28    6     11     11    
Manchester City       28   11     11      6

Previous encounter: 

Manchester City 4-2 Cardiff City 18/01/14 (Premier League)

Manchester City goalscorers: E. Dzeko (14′), J. Navas (33′), Y. Toure (77′), S. Aguero (79′)

Cardiff City goalscorers: C. Noone (29′), F. Campbell (90′)

Players to watch: 

Junior Hoilett is heading a goalscoring charts for a Bluebirds with 6 joining goals and dual in a FA Cup. He bagged a prop opposite Mansfield in a prior turn and is upheld by Kenneth Zohore (four goals), Daniel Ward (four), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (four) and Omar Bogle, who has scored 3 times this season.

Manchester City have match-winners all over a margin in Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane to name though a few, and it was Aguero with a brace, alongside a idea every from Sane and Bernardo Silva that saw City kick Burnley in their prior FA Cup tie.

Team form and manager quotes: 

Cardiff are third in a Championship, though after a plain early deteriorate run of games, Neil Warnock’s side mislaid 4 on a run before a much-improved 4-0 win over Sunderland brazen of a 0-0 pull with Sheffield Wednesday final time out.

They overcame Mansfield 4-1 divided in their third turn FA Cup replay after being hold to a goalless pull during home.

Manchester City, meanwhile, recovered from their 4-3 detriment to Liverpool in a joining to kick Newcastle 3-1 and Bristol City 3-2 in their League Cup strife on Tuesday. It was a 4-1 feat during home to Burnley that cumulative their thoroughfare to Saturday’s fourth turn tie.

Ahead of this clash, Cardiff trainer Warnock told his side central website: “I wish to uncover what we can do. It’s going to be good for a lads to go adult opposite them.”

He added: “This is a reward diversion for us. But it will be engaging to see if we can means them problems and it’ll be a good exam for us. We can have a right good go during it on Sunday and it’s going to be good for a lads to go adult opposite them.

“The fans can assistance us too. They’ll unequivocally get behind us and I’m looking brazen to carrying a full house. Turning out in force to watch your group play a best in a nation does make we proud. It will be a good atmosphere.”

Pep Guardiola told a City site: “I saw Mansfield v Cardiff and realised immediately a approach they play, they do to utterly well.

“My staff know some-more than me. They are third in a Championship. We are personification away. It will be tough.

“We know accurately how difficult a diversion will be. Last deteriorate opposite Huddersfield, we indispensable a replay. It’s a group on tip form. Tall team, set pieces, assertive one opposite one.

“We have to urge high since if we urge a box they are so strong.”

Team news: 

Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Fabian Delph sojourn sidelined for Manchester City.

Cardiff City are but cup-tied on-loan midfielder Yanic Wildschut while Aron Gunnarson, Danny Ward, Craig Bryson and Matthew Connolly remained sidelined with injury.

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