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FutureStarrManchester City Reach FA Cup Quarter-Finals
Manchester City secured their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory over Bristol City. Phil Foden scored twice and Kevin De Bruyne added another goal as Pep Guardiola's men cruised to victory.
For much of the first half, Bristol City had kept things close with some good chances from Foden's goal. But his strike put City firmly in control and gave them a boost they needed to continue on their way.
Manchester City have advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals for a fifth year in a row with an easy victory over Bristol City. Pep Guardiola's men were in control at Ashton Gate, with goals from Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne sealing victory with just seconds remaining in regulation time.
Manchester City started off the game well and created plenty of chances. Riyad Mahrez curled in a cross that Foden headed into the net from close range. But Bristol City were still dangerous and came close to equalising on several occasions; Alex Scott shot straight at Stefan Ortega while Sam Bell missed after Tomas Kalas caught De Bruyne with the ball in possession. Despite these setbacks, Manchester City were never truly out of it and maintained their lead going into halftime.
After the break, Manchester City's relentless pressure paid off. Foden converted a Mahrez cross with his left foot before cheekily tucking in another goal for an impressive double. It was an impressive performance from England forward and he'll be delighted with both goals.
De Bruyne followed with an incredible long-range strike. It may not have been his best effort, but it was still an impressive effort from 20 years out wide.
Both players put in an outstanding performance, demonstrating why they're considered among the best in world football. Both capable of scoring incredible long-range goals, they combined well tonight to put the hosts under the cosh.
At present, the crowd is getting very vocal and the DJ is heating things up to a frenzy. Pearson said this is his reward for his players - it appears to have been well worth all of their hard work!
Man City are back on the offensive now. They're pressing high and have every outfield player inside the hosts' half.
They're pushing hard and playing with intensity, but it may be too much for Bristol City's back line to handle. While this is a promising start for City, they need to become more consistent.
City's midfield is struggling to stay competitive, and they're not closing spaces effectively enough in the area. Furthermore, they lack quality in the final third - which is a real shame.
Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 victory against Bristol City to advance into the FA Cup quarter finals. Phil Foden scored twice and Kevin De Bruyne added another goal for Manchester City, sending them through to the last eight.
The Blues have won three of their last four league games and sit two points behind leaders Arsenal. Furthermore, they hold a commanding position in European competitions with victories in both FA Cup and Carabao Cup already under their belts.
City made a strong start and took the lead within 24 minutes thanks to Foden's close-range finish after Riyad Mahrez's cross was drilled in at the back post. Although Bristol City rallied and created several chances, their efforts weren't enough to trouble Manchester City who made it 3-0 with 20 minutes remaining after Foden added his second goal.
Sam Bell had several good chances to score for Bristol City during the second half, but could not convert any of his header attempts. Alex Scott also provided good attacking options for the Robins, who ultimately had the better opportunities throughout the match.
Bristol City were made to work hard by a determined City side and will be hoping for an improved performance against West Brom in the Premier League next week. If they want to climb out of the relegation zone this season, they need to improve defensively and become more creative offensively.
Man City celebrated another impressive win, their third straight away FA Cup triumph. Their record against EFL Championship sides stands at nine wins and two draws in 19 matches with an impressive 73 shots per contest average.
Alex Scott was a rare Bristol City starter, and the standout midfielder for the Robins. After an inconsistent debut campaign in the Premier League, fans will be glad to see him get his due start at Ashton Gate. At 19 years old, Scott is already showing his potential.
Manchester City will have injury concerns ahead of their FA Cup fifth-round match against Bristol City on Tuesday. While the Premier League champions have managed to avoid some setbacks this season, key players Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Kyle Walker remain out with Ruben Dias likely out for an extended period as he recovers from knee surgery.
Pep Guardiola anticipates Aymeric Laporte being out until September at the earliest after having surgery last year to address a knee injury. He has warned fans that their Spain international will need time to recover and is unlikely to play in the World Cup opener against Iran due to his groin injury sustained during their derby win against United at the beginning of October.
Kevin de Bruyne is still recovering from illness but should be available to face the Robins on Saturday. John Stones and Nathan Ake have returned to training following their weekend loss at Bournemouth, while Kalvin Phillips will also be assessed this week and could potentially return for Wednesday's Champions League encounter against Chelsea.
England winger Phil Foden had been at risk of becoming another forgotten player at Man City this season, but he returned to form against Bristol City on Tuesday and scored twice in both halves to secure a 3-0 victory that sent Pep Guardiola's side into their fifth consecutive FA Cup quarter-finals.
Foden opened the scoring with a seventh-minute goal from Riyad Mahrez's pass, and added his second in the 74th minute with a deflected effort for an easy 2-0 lead. Kevin de Bruyne added another goal late in the game to complete City's impressive night as their unbeaten streak since January extended to 12 matches.
Erling Haaland has been sidelined since midweek with a foot injury, but could soon return for City's Premier League match against Fulham on November 5. The Norwegian striker is in superb form, scoring 22 goals in 16 matches this season without missing a game.
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Manchester City will aim to extend their unbeaten streak across all competitions to six games when they host Bristol City in a fifth-round FA Cup match on Tuesday. Since their 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the English Premier League on December 1, Manchester City have recorded three victories and two draws.
Bristol City are looking to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup for the first time. The Robins have gone unbeaten in their last 12 matches across all competitions and defeated Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion in previous rounds of play.
On Sunday afternoon, they are expected to use a 3--4-3 formation against Manchester City with Sam Bell and Alex Scott both set to start for the hosts. Unfortunately, Tomas Kalas, Andreas Weimann, Robert Atkinson, Kane Wilson and Tommy Conway will all be out due to injury for the visitors.
The team has an impressive record against Bristol City in the FA Cup, winning four times and drawing twice. Furthermore, they are unbeaten in their last eight meetings between these clubs, winning three of them.
Manchester City have an excellent chance to return to the finals of the FA Cup on Tuesday. In each of their past four seasons, they have advanced past the Fifth Round with a much-changed squad and they should be confident in taking down Everton.