FA Cup

  • 16’ S. Agüero
  • 31’ K. Iheanacho
  • 78’ K. De Bruyne
0 Half Time 2
Round 3
Carrow Road
Attendance 24,507


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      A lot of supporters have already poured out of the stadium, with Norwich not really getting going in the second half. A long-range strike sails out of play from the Canaries.
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      FULL TIME! Man City head into the next round of the FA Cup, courtesy of a comfortable 3-0 win over Norwich. Goals from Aguero, Ineanacho and De Bruyne wrap up a very professional performance from Pellegrini's men, with the Canaries never really getting going. That's all that we have time for, we hop
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! Man City go into the break with a comfortable 2-0 lead, courtesy of goals from Aguero and Ineanacho. The visitors' front two have been the stars of the show thus far, with Norwich unable to muster up any kind of danger following a bright first five minutes.
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      Man City substitutes: Hart, Sagna, De Bruyne, Clichy, Celina, Horsfield, Humphreys.
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      Man City starting line-up (4-4-2): Caballero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov; Navas, Fernando, Delph, Sterling; Aguero, Ineanacho.
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      Norwich substitutes: Whittaker, Mbokani, Rudd, Lafferty, Andreu, Redmond, O'Neil.
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      Norwich starting line-up (5-3-1-1): Ruddy; Wisdom, Martin, Bassong, Bennett, Olsson; Dorrans, Mulumbu, Howson; Odjidja-Ofoe; Jerome.
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      TEAM NEWS: Willy Caballero starts in cup competition, with Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi making up the defensive heart in front of the ex-Malaga goalkeeper. Pablo Zabaleta features from the off, with Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling deployed in the wide areas. Fabian Delph is given the nod i
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      TEAM NEWS: Ryan Bennett gets a start for the home side, with Russell Martin and Sebastian Bassong making up what will be an apparent three-man back line. Andre Wisdom and Martin Olsson should feature as wing-backs, with Steven Whittaker named among the substitutes. Youssouf Mulumbu and Graeme Dorran
    • 0'
      The hosts come into this contest off the back of consecutive wins, with Aston Villa and Southampton falling victim to the Canaries over the festive period. The visitors, however, will need to pick themselves up from a disappointing 2-1 away loss against Everton in the first leg of a League Cup tie e
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to one of today's many FA Cup fixtures, as Manchester City travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich! Two Premier League clubs clash fairly early on in the competition, with Alex Neil's men setting their stall out rather defensively this afternoon. Neither coach is taking this game lig
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half! Man City may have a strong side out, but Norwich's system and personnel certainly aren't going to roll over against Pellegrini's men. The hosts are in good spirits, with the Citizens themselves suffering from stuttering form over the last month or so.
    • 2'
      Jerome robs Delph in the centre of the park, with the ex-Leeds midfielder having to track back and cynically foul the lone Norwich striker. The hosts get themselves a free kick in a fairly dangerously area, which will give them a chance to load the box. Dorrans whips in a cross, but it sails straigh
    • 4'
      Odjidja-Ofoe manages to release Howson forward, with the former Leeds midfielder unleashing a shot from range! It gets the home supporters up on their feed, but the attempt zips wide of the target! Another goal kick for Caballero to take already. A few dangerous signs from the Canaries.
    • 6'
      Jerome is picked out by a low cross into the penalty area, but Caballero gets in ahead of the former Stoke striker to gather up the delivery neatly. Man City are struggling to get going at present, with Pellegrini's side yet to get Ineanacho or Aguero into the game. The latter can olny muster up a l
    • 8'
      Odjidja-Ofoe tries to whip a speculative cross in towards Jerome in the Man City penalty area, but the Belgian's ball in is intercepted easily. The away side respond with Aguero trying to drive upfield, but Mulumbu does well to hold up the Argentina international. Ineanacho is fed possession, but th
    • 10'
      Navas manages to beat Olsson down the right-hand side, with the former Sevilla man able to whip in a good cross! The hosts are forced to concede a corner as a result, with the set-piece half cleared. Kolarov picks up the scraps and tries to hammer a long-range effort goalwards, but Ruddy is on hand
    • 12'
      Man City enjoy a spell of pressure, but Aguero and Ineanacho are being posed with a congested penalty area. Ruddy has been the busier of the two goalkeepers, with Neil's packed midfield proving to be relatively tough to break down.
    • 14'
      The away side continue to call the shots, with Man City having the recent lion's share of possession. Sterling tries to beat Mulumbu down the left-hand side, but the ex-West Brom stands up his man and robs him of the ball. Pellegrini will be pleased with his side's response to a stuttering first few
    • 16'
      G S. Agüero Assist R. Sterling
    • 16'
      Sterling feeds a pass into Aguero, but all of the hard work was done by the latter!
    • 16'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! AGUERO OPENS THE SCORING AT CARROW ROAD! The former Atletico Madrid man goes on a mazy dribble into the penalty area, before stabbing a finish beyond Ruddy! He had to hold his nerve against some strong defending there.
    • 18'
      Man City have a deserved lead, after weathering the storm during the opening few minutes. A bit of Aguero magic was all that was needed to unlock the door, with Norwich now having to be a little more forward-thinking if they are to get the equaliser they need and desire.
    • 20'
      Aguero and Sterling try to combine once again, with the Argentina international always looking to drive at the heart of the Canaries defensive live. The latter then manages to whip a cross in from the left-hand side, but Ineanacho can only meet the ball at the near post and deflect a header wide of
    • 22'
      Norwich win themselves a free kick in a fairly dangerous area, but Martin can only leather a powerful strike straight at Aguero. Moments later, a long punt forward from Ruddy is dealt with by Otamendi, despite Jerome ensuring that the ex-Valencia defender wasn't to have an easy time of it. Caballero
    • 24'
      The visitors are in charge, with Man City having a very firm hold on this contest now. The atmosphere has gone a little bit flat in Carrow Road, with Aguero's goal having a dampening effect. Jerome is a tad isolated, with the Citizens able to hold onto possession in their own half easily. Ineanacho
    • 26'
      Demichelis is forced to head away a dangerous cross, but Norwich manage to keep the pressure on! Dorrans picks up the scraps on the edge of the area, but the Scottish midfielder can only force a good save out of Caballero! The ex-Malaga goalkeeper concedes a corner, but Otamendi heads it away simply
    • 28'
      Ineanacho and Aguero continue to look bright, with the duo growing into this contest continually! The two play a neat couple of passes between themselves, but the Argentine striker can only drill a volleyed attempt goalwards! Ruddy gets down well to make a neat save.
    • 31'
      G K. Iheanacho Assist R. Sterling
    • 31'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! INEANACHO MAKES IT TWO! The young Man City striker manages to rifle in a second, after a neat pass from Aguero! The Nigerian striker finishes with his right foot, after linking up with his Argentine strike-partner once again!
    • 33'
      Just over 10 minutes remain in the first half, with Pellegrini's men having this game by the scruff of its neck. Norwich are doing a lot of frustrating chasing at the minute, with Neil's side unable to show the form that has brought them recent success in the Premier League.
    • 35'
      Norwich do manage to have a brief spell of possession, but the Canaries are forced all the way back to their goalkeeper. The home fans have gone quiet, with Neil's men not showing any fight at the minute. Neil may have to make some alterations to inspire a reaction from both his team and his support
    • 37'
      Man City are playing at a very comfortable level, with the visitors able to just stroke the ball around comfortably. Norwich will surely have to change something at the the break, with Neil perhaps needing to get a couple of wide options on the field to help support Jerome.
    • 39'
      A third goal would be ideal for the away side, to ensure that Norwich are psychologically beaten before Neil has a chance to rally the troops in the Canaries' dressing room. They do manage to inspire a little bit of noise from their fans, but a dangerous attack was cut out brilliantly by Otamendi.
    • 41'
      The away fans are making all of the noise, with it feeling as though Man City have done what has been asked of them already. Olsson tries to drive down the left-hand side, but Zabaleta stands up well to deny a cross from the Sweden international. He concedes a corner in the process.
    • 43'
      The resulting set piece is whipped in, but Fernando rises well to head the ball half clear. Sterling tries to mop up the scraps, but the England international is fouled inside his own penalty area. That alleviates the pressure for Pellegrini's men.
    • 46'
      We are back underway in the second half! Norwich need to score at least two goals to have a chance of taking this tie to a replay, but Jerome has been isolated and has struggled to get himself into the action regularly.
    • 48'
      Martin picks up a yellow card for the home side, after fouling Ineanacho cynically. The Nigerian forward was threatening to break away, with the Norwich captain having to take one for the team there.
    • 50'
      Otamendi concedes a corner on the right-hand side, but Norwich's resulting set-piece delivery is looped away from danger. The second half has started in fairly balanced fashion, though the hosts' clearances continue to be extremely rushed and erratic.
    • 52'
      Man City aren't in any rush, with Kolarov takes a while to take a throw in, after a Norwich player threw the ball away in frustration. Pellegrini's men are in control and a third goal would really seal their progression into the next round of the FA Cup. Ineanacho tries to flick a header on towards
    • 54'
      Ineanacho manages to muster up an effort from range, but Ruddy makes a very comfortable save. Norwich need to test Caballero, as the goalkeeper has been a spectator for long periods of the match.
    • 56'
      The opening 10 minutes haven't seen Man City in the same dominant light as in the first. Jerome is fed the ball in the penalty area, but the Norwich striker is caught massively offside. It was a very simple decision for the linesman to make, but the home fans cheer sarcastically anyway, as the Engli
    • 58'
      Ineanacho is picked out by a cross from Navas, but Ruddy and his central defenders combine to frustrate the Nigerian forward. A few substitutes are warming up for both teams, with De Bruyne looking to come into the fray for the final half an hour at Carrow Road.
    • 60'
      Sterling comes infield from the left-hand side, with Bassong able to rob the ex-Liverpool winger of the ball. Norwich break, but a forward pass from Odjidja-Ofoe is intercepted intelligently by Otamendi. Only half an hour remains for the Canaries to stage a huge comeback.
    • 61'
      SI K. De Bruyne SO R. Sterling
    • 61'
      De Bruyne comes into the game for Pellegrini's men, with the ex-Wolfsburg midfielder slotting in on the left-hand side in Sterling's place. That's a like-for-like change, in terms of quality and position.
    • 62'
      Martin manages to deny a neat pass from De Bruyne, with the Belgian substitute looking to slide Ineanacho into a dangerous area. Neil is preparing a couple of changes at the moment, with it evident that the Canaries need to change their approach to turn this tie around.
    • 63'
      SI N. Redmond SO R. Sterling
    • 63'
      Howson trudges off, with Redmond coming into the game to pose a threat from a wide area. The former Birmingham man has the pace and skill to cause a few problems for Man City.
    • 64'
      SI G. O'Neil SO R. Sterling
    • 64'
      O'Neil replaces Mulumbu for the final half an hour of the contest, with the former Portsmouth man adding some fresh legs and experience to what has been a fairly bland midfield for the hosts.
    • 66'
      Redmond is invited down the right-hand side by Wisdom, but Demichelis comes across to deny the substitute. Norwich keep the pressure on and win a corner, which Dorrans will deliver. The ex-West Brom midfielder's cross is controlled and then guided away by Ineanacho.
    • 68'
      Bennett lashes a rushed clearance away from the danger zone, as this game settles into a slow rhythm for the moment. Norwich's changes have given them a little bit more pace in the wide areas, but the Canaries are yet to mount any particularly dangerous counter attacks.
    • 70'
      SI G. Clichy SO R. Sterling
    • 70'
      Clichy is introduced by Pellegrini, with Aguero pulled off with 20 minutes left to play. The Frenchman will slot into the side further back, with De Bruyne being given the license to support Ineanacho in something of a free role.
    • 72'
      SI K. Lafferty SO R. Sterling
    • 72'
      Lafferty is introduced for the hosts, with Bassong replaced. Neil will be changing his system as a result, with the Northern Ireland international being given a chance to prove his worthy to the Canaries.
    • 72'
      Kolarov takes a corner from the right-hand side, but the Serbia international's delivery arrows dangerously into the box. Otamendi rises to ambitiously head the swerving cross, but the Argentine can't get the required contact on the ball.
    • 73'
      Navas unleashes a powerful effort from outside the box, with the ex-Sevilla winger striking the angle of post and bar as a result! De Bruyne tries to volley the rebound home, but the Norwich goalkeeper responds quickly to pounce on the loose ball.
    • 75'
      Navas makes tracks down the right-hand side yet again, with De Bruyne finding his teammate's run! The Spain international curls in a cross, but Ineanacho is denied by his marker! The rebound is collected by Man City, but an eventual shot from the aforementioned Belgian substitute is caught easily by
    • 76'
      De Bruyne tries his luck from a long-range free kick, but the former Chelsea man can only tickle Ruddy's gloves with it. Only a quarter of an hour remains for Norwich to grab the two goals required to take this to a replay.
    • 78'
      G K. De Bruyne Assist R. Sterling
    • 78'
      Navas managed to slide De Bruyne in behind enemy lines, before the Belgium international applied a cool finish.
    • 78'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! DE BRUYNE MAKES IT 3-0! That should be that! The Belgian substitute manages to slide a shot through the legs of Ruddy, despite there being some claims for offside! The ex-Wolfsburg man dribbles momentarily, before rolling home Man City's third of the afternoon.
    • 80'
      Only 10 minutes are left on the clock, with the Norwich fans making for the exits already. They have seen enough, with the Canaries putting in a very quiet and lacklustre performance this afternoon. De Bruyne, perhaps predictably, has only acted to help turn the screw for Man City.
    • 81'
      Dorrans has a shot from range, but Caballero doesn't take any chances! The experienced goalkeeper pushes the powerful attempt around the woodwork, conceding a corner. The set piece is cleared by Demichelis, before a second delivery into the area is met by Lafferty! The Man City shot-stopper tips a s
    • 83'
      Man City's fans are making all of the noise, with this contest effectively over. Norwich just haven't turned up this afternoon, with a bright first five minutes from the Canaries proving to be the falsest of false dawns. Ineanacho shoots from range, but curls an attempt onto the roof of the net.
    • 84'
      Dorrans picks up a booking for a late challenge on Kolarov, with the ex-West Brom clattering into the Serbia international in rather late fashion.
    • 85'
      SI B. Celina SO R. Sterling
    • 85'
      Celina is given the last five minutes of first-team action, with Ineanacho jogging off after a very impressive performance. Despite only just coming onto the field, he drifts infield before forcing a simple save out of Ruddy.
    • 87'
      A few minutes remain for Man City to see out, with Caballero aiming for his first clean sheet of the season. This has been a relatively painless and professional outing from the Citizens, who haven't been asked too many questions by Norwich.
    • 90'
      There are three minutes of stoppage time at Carrow Road.

    Line Up




    Daniel Farke
    Josep Guardiola



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 10 7
    Yellow Cards 2 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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