FA Cup

  • L. Sané 30’
  • P. Zabaleta 38’
  • S. Agüero 73’
  • K. Iheanacho 90’
  • 7’ H. Bunn
02/03/2017
FA Cup
Etihad Stadium
Attendance 42,425

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Two minutes of added time have been allocated by the referee.
    • 90'
      G K. Iheanacho Assist P. Billing
    • 90'
      Smart assist from Navas.
    • 90'
      GOAL FOR CITY! That is the cherry on top of the cake! Iheanacho gets his goal as he ghosts in front of his marker at the front post to turn home from Navas' cross. Five-one.
    • 0'
      Full-time at the Etihad. Manchester City progress to the FA Cup quarter-final after a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Huddersfield. The visitors actually took the lead, but Pep Guardiola's men displayed their class to recover and eventually won after two goals from Aguero and strikes from Sane, Zabal
    • 0'
      Half-time at the Etihad. Well this game is certainly much better than the previous fixture between the two as we go into the break with City 3-1 up over Huddersfield. The visitors started proceedings very well and actually took the lead, but Guardiola's charges rallied and eventually started banging
    • 0'
      The teams are making their way to the pitch and we are almost ready for kick-off!
    • 0'
      Huddersfield subs: Ward, Smith, Hogg, Kachungga, Van La Parra, Wells, Hefele.
    • 0'
      Huddersfield (4-2-3-1): Coleman; Cranie, Hudson, Stankovic, Holmes-Dennis; Whitehead, Billing; Lolley, Payne, Bunn; Quaner.
    • 0'
      Man City subs: Caballero, Sagna, Fernando, Navas, Delph, Silva, Iheanacho.
    • 0'
      Man City (4-2-3-1): Bravo; Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernandinho, Garcia; De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane; Aguero.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS...
    • 0'
      Before the current round of this season's FA Cup, the last clash between Man City and Huddersfield took place 17 years ago in the Championship. Quite a lot has changed since then, particularly with the Citizens!
    • 0'
      Should the game this evening still be a draw afterr 90 minutes, we are of course going to see extra-time and penalties. Therefore, something is going to have to give as Man City are unbeaten in their last seven games and Huddersfield have not tasted defeat in nine matches. Who will keep their good f
    • 0'
      There was a plethora of changes made by both Guardiola and David Wagner in the previous game, with the former Barcelona boss in particular making eight alterations due to the Monaco match in the Champions League which was a few days later, so it should be interesting to see the strength of the start
    • 0'
      When the draw for this round of the Cup was made, Pep Guardiola and his charges would have fancied their chances against the team from the Championship in order to progress, but all did not go to plan at the John Smith's Stadium a couple of weeks ago as Huddersfield held firm for the 0-0 draw, earni
    • 0'
      Good evening football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Fifth Round replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town from the Etihad.
    • 1'
      We are under way at the Etihad!
    • 3'
      Really excellent start from Huddersfield here who are bravely pressing City as high up the pitch as possible as early as possible. Certainly an admirable tactic from Wagner and his men, but the hosts have plenty of pace to burn in behind so they need to be careful.
    • 5'
      CITY HIT THE WOODWORK! A sweeping move through the middle sees De Bruyne get possession down the left channel before releasing Sane. The German then flashes a cross-cum-shot along the box which is diverted firmly off the inside of the post by the foot of Aguero! How did that one not go in?
    • 7'
      G H. Bunn Assist P. Billing
    • 7'
      What a lovely assist from Billing! Superb awareness.
    • 7'
      GOOOOOAAAAALLLL! GOOOAAAALLL FOR HUDDERSFIELD! A shock opener from the visitors! Lolley picks up the ball on the right touchline and then goes on a marauding run into a more central area before flashing a pass to the feet of Billing. Bunn eventually gets possession after a cute touch from his team-m
    • 9'
      Well, it looks like we have a cup tie on our hands tonight, folks! Guardiola has actually named a pretty strong XI out there, but will be stunned as to the start from Huddersfield who are absolutely brimming with confidence, even though most of them don't regularly start in the Championship!
    • 11'
      City are seeing plenty of possession in these early stages, but it is actually quite passive which is inviting plenty of pressure from the hungry Huddersfield forwards. This isn't ideal for Garcia in the middle for the Citizens, who won't exactly be used to the tempo he is up against tonight.
    • 13'
      A promising City attack comes to a swift halt as De Bruyne's attempted pass to Aguero actually comes off the backside of the referee, who was trying to get out of the way of play. Safe to say that the Etihad faithful don't have much sympathy for the official.
    • 15'
      First booking of the match now and it is a deserved, if early, one for Hudson as he cynically pulls back Aguero so the Argentine can't make his way into the penalty area.
    • 16'
      From the Hudson foul, De Bruyne steps up to hit the resulting free-kick but it is fairly disappointing from the Belgian who sends a strike straight down the throat of the grateful Coleman between the sticks for Huddersfield.
    • 18'
      For the first time in the match, Huddersfield are just becoming a bit ragged at the back which is opening up space for City. The home side get another free-kick in a useful position, but Holmes-Dennis is perfectly-placed at left-back to intercept a dangerous pass from De Bruyne to Sterling.
    • 20'
      Two penalty shouts in quick succession for City here - both handball appeals! The first is fairly speculative but the second certainly has cause for appeal as the ball clearly bounces off the arm of Stankovic inside the box. The referee waves play on...
    • 22'
      Interestingly enough, the last time City managed to score against Huddersfield at home actually came in the latter's record league defeat back in the 1980s. On that occasion, the Citizens ran out comprehensive 10-1 winners, but they will need at least one tonight to keep their FA Cup dream alive.
    • 24'
      City had a decent period of sustained possession for 10 minutes or so there, but Huddersfield are just feeling their way back into things. If the visitors can put together moves similar to the one that lead to the opener, then the opposition defence is going to have to solidify pretty quickly.
    • 26'
      Sane hugs the left touchline and then picks up possession before moving forward through the middle with pace. The former Schalke winger twists and turns his way into the final third, but with Huddersfield on the ropes, he poorly gives the ball away to one of only two defenders ahead.
    • 28'
      City gain two consecutive corners but Sane is oddly chosen to take the set-pieces ahead of De Bruyne, who is known for his excellent deliveries. It is no surprise that his team-mate disappoints with a couple of shallow crosses that are easily cleared.
    • 30'
      G L. Sané Assist P. Billing
    • 30'
      Superb assist from Sterling as he finally gets beyond Holmes-Dennis.
    • 30'
      GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLL FOR CITY! We are all-square! Sterling picks up a gorgeous crossfield pass down the right wing and then takes on Holmes-Dennis successfully before smashing a cross low to the back post. Sane is on hand to pop a finish into the empty net. One-one. GAME ON!
    • 32'
      City won the ball back from Huddersfield fairly quickly after the kick-off and have kept up a sustained threat for a minute or so. Sterling very nearly gets in behind the opposition defence to pull the trigger on the goalkeeper, but just can't take in a slick pass from De Bruyne to feet. Unlucky fro
    • 34'
      PENALTY TO CITY! Stankovic gets the wrong side of Otamendi inside the box and is forced to pull the Argentine down after Zabaleta sends a teasing cross to the back post. He gets a booking in the process, but the ultimate punishment is handing City the opportunity for the second!
    • 35'
      GOOOOAAAAAALLLL FOR MANCHESTER CITY! Aguero makes no mistake from the penalty and dispatches a finish coolly into the bottom left corner. Two-one!
    • 37'
      Huddersfield were always going to struggle to keep up that incredible tempo from the early stages, but Wagner will be worried that it has actually came as early as the first half. City have the lead now, and with it, bags more confidence going forward.
    • 38'
      G P. Zabaleta Assist P. Billing
    • 38'
      Aguero didn't get the goal he wanted, but he gets the next best thing with the assist for his compatriot.
    • 38'
      GOOOOAAAALLLL FOR CITY! WHAT A TURNAROUND! Some lovely interplay on the edge of the box from the hosts eventually sees Aguero smash a strike at goal which is saved by Coleman. However, the Argentine collects before picking out Zabaleta just inside, and it is a comfortable close-range finish in the e
    • 40'
      There has actually been a remarkable amount of handball appeals in this match so far, and they have all came against the Huddersfield defence. Some were legitimate and some weren't, but the visitors should probably be reminded they are playing football and not basketball!
    • 42'
      Just a few minutes away from the break now, and the way play is going Huddersfield will be lucky to get into the break with just the two-goal deficit. A bit of a shame as they were so brave in the early portion of the game, but they really need to sort themselves out at the back.
    • 44'
      SAAAAAAVE FROM BRAVO! Huddersfield are almost given a lifeline just before half-time as Billing slides a gorgeous pass in behind the City defence for Payne, only for the resulting strike to be saved by the legs of the Chilean goalkeeper! That was a cracking move!
    • 46'
      We are back under way in this entertaining FA Cup tie!
    • 48'
      The difference in the attitude from the Huddersfield staff from that opening goal is very telling as to how confident they are feeling at the moment. Wagner, seated in the stands tonight, jumped right out of his seat into the air when Bunn scored, but is now slumped down looking defeated.
    • 50'
      Huddersfield obviously have a mountain to climb here, but we have seen this season that City are capable of conceding plenty of goals with slack play at the back. That near opportunity for Payne just before the half-time break should give the Championship side a bit of a spring, too.
    • 52'
      De Bruyne initially does really well to steal possession in the middle of the park before calming things down with some passing along the backline. However, the Belgian is very, very lucky not to gift Huddersfield a path through on goal as his attempted pass to Clichy is INCHES away from being inter
    • 54'
      SI R. van La Parra SO P. Billing
    • 54'
      Huddersfield change to report as Bunn comes off to be replaced by Rajiv van La Parra.
    • 54'
      Quaner, who has struggled to get into the match as much as some of his team-mates, turns sharply in the central area and shakes off the attentions of De Bruyne before moving forward to have a crack at goal. The Huddersfield striker is forced to settle for a corner after a deflection.
    • 55'
      OH WHAT A MISS FROM LOLLEY! Following a short corner from the visitors, Billing picks up the ball on the edge of the box before sending a teasing cross to the front post, but his team-mate is unable to convert from seven yards out! City let off the hook...
    • 57'
      Fernandinho, who has actually been featuring more in the full-back positions recently, is back in central midfield tonight and looks much more comfortable for it. On this occasion, the Brazilian powers through the middle with authority before sliding a pass into the channel for Sterling, but there i
    • 59'
      PENALTY SHOUT FOR HUDDERSFIELD! Quaner is becoming much more prominent up top now with his pace and power causing issues for the City defence. This time, he cleverly cuts inside on to his left foot inside the box, only to go down under the attempted clearance of Stones! There was SLIGHT contact ther
    • 61'
      SI T. Smith SO P. Billing
    • 61'
      Second alteration of the match from David Wagner now as he withdraws Lolley, who really should have netted a second for the visitors with that headed opportunity minutes ago, in favour of Tom Smith.
    • 63'
      Fair play to Huddersfield as even with the legs no doubt aching, they are still attempting to press the possession of City. However, with this comes further space being developed in behind the defence which Sane and Sterling look poised to take advantage of.
    • 65'
      Just under a quarter of the match to go now and the plethora of goals we perhaps were expecting in this second period has not came. City have took their foot off of the gas without a doubt, but they need to guard against complacency as one goal from Huddersfield will mean some nervy fans in the Etih
    • 67'
      SI J. Hogg SO P. Billing
    • 67'
      Third and final change from the Championship side as the impressive Philip Billing makes his way to the side of the pitch to be replaced by Jonathan Hogg.
    • 69'
      There is just a little bit of a lull in the game at the moment with not much happening on the ball. A miscommunication between Coleman and Cranie over a throw-in at the back for Huddersfield wastes a few more seconds the visitors can't afford.
    • 71'
      Holmes-Dennis makes his way down the left wing and skips into space past Zabalets before sending a teasing, low cross ominously into the penalty area. Smith bursts a gut to try and get the end of it to get the shot away, but Clichy covers for his fellow full-back well and gets in to clear into the s
    • 73'
      G S. Agüero Assist P. Billing
    • 73'
      Another excellent assist from Sterling.
    • 73'
      GOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLL FOR CITY! That should wrap things up! Sterling is the provider once again for the Citizens as he collects the ball down the right flank before driving in and flashing a low cross along the six-yard box. Aguero makes no mistake with the finish and sends it beaitifully into the top
    • 75'
      SI F. Delph SO P. Billing
    • 75'
      First alteration of the match from Manchester City as De Bruyne is given a 15-minute rest, with Delph being awarded a rare run-out for the remainder of the play.
    • 77'
      Sterling and Holmes-Dennis get into an entertaining footrace down the right wing and it is the former who comes out on top on this occasion as he JUST manages to get to the ball before the byline to dig out a high cross, but Coleman proactively comes off his line to claim out of the air.
    • 79'
      SI K. Iheanacho SO P. Billing
    • 79'
      Another change from City and it is one which catalyses a round of appreciative applause from the Etihad faithful as Aguero walks off the pitch to be replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho, who is somewhat the forgotten man after the emergence of Gabriel Jesus. Lets see how he does.
    • 81'
      SI Jesús Navas SO P. Billing
    • 81'
      Third and final substitution from the former Barcelona coach as Jesus Navas comes on to replace the impressive Sane.
    • 83'
      Navas collects possession on the right-hand side and flashes a wicked, bouncing cross into the penalty area which just evades Iheanacho. The two substitutes nearly combine for a lovely goal, but Huddersfield survive conceding the fifth.
    • 85'
      SAAAAAVE FROM COLEMAN! Iheanacho bulldozes his way through the centre of the opposition defence before Sterling eventually takes over to smash a strike at goal, only to see it saved. However, the Englishman's blushes are spared as the flag goes up for the offside.
    • 87'
      City are just professionally seeing the game out at the moment and Huddersfield appear to have ran out of steam for the most part. The visitors can be proud of their performance tonight, but their ultimate aim this season is to get promotion to the Premier League one way or another.
    • 89'
      The visitors come forward for a late attack and it is Payne who leads the charge with a venture on the left. He gains a yard on the defender before pulling the trigger, but Stones stands tall to make the solid interception.
    • 90'
      Just the one minute of added time has been allocated by the referee as he decides not to string out Huddersfield's misery.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Midfielder
    brazil
    Fernandinho
    25

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    spain
    David Silva
    21

    MANAGERS

    spain
    Josep Guardiola
    germany
    Jan Siewert

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 8 11
    Yellow Cards 0 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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