Manchester City will be looking to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup when they host Premier League rivals Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
Today’s game is a repeat of the third round encounter last season in which City defeated Burnley 4-1 at the Etihad. It was the latest in an incredible run for the Blues which has seen them lose just one of their last 20 matches against the Clarets in all competitions.
City have won their three home FA Cup matches under Pep Guardiola by an aggregate score of 16-2.
The manager has fielded a strong side to take on Sean Dyche’s side, but has chosen to leave Raheem sterling and Sergio Aguero on the bench.
City XI: Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Jesus
Subs: Muric, Sterling, Agüero, Laporte, Sané, Silva, Foden
Stick with us for all the match build-up, team news and game analysis LIVE from the Etihad.
The omens are positive for the Blues this afternoon.
- Man City faced Burnley in last season’s FA Cup, winning 4-1 at the Etihad in the third round.
- Burnley have been eliminated from the FA Cup on three occasions by Manchester City (1932-33, 1990-91, 2017-18), last beating them in the competition in January 1931.
- Man City have lost just one of their last 20 matches against Burnley in all competitions (W13 D6), losing 0-1 in the Premier League in March 2015.
- Man City have won their three home FA Cup matches under Pep Guardiola by an aggregate score of 16-2.
- Burnley are winless in 13 away FA Cup games against Premier League sides (D3 L10) since a 1-0 win at Derby County in December 1999.
- Man City’s Raheem Sterling has been involved in at least one goal in nine of his last 10 FA Cup starts (4 goals, 7 assists), with the only game he failed to score or assist coming against Burnley last season.
- Sergio Aguero has scored in all four of his appearances against Burnley at the Etihad for Man City, scoring five goals.
LIVE STREAMING MANCHESTER CITY VS BURNLEY
With their progression through to the final of the Carabao Cup secured in emphatic fashion, Premier League champions Manchester City now turn their attention to English football’s other major knockout competition as they host Burnley in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The sport’s oldest competition is the only domestic honour eluding Pep Guardiola during his tenure in charge of the Citizens, having suffered an embarrassing fifth-round exit to Wigan last season.
Standing in their way in the fourth round of this season’s competition are Sean Dyche’s Burnley, who have endured a poor campaign home and away up to now and find themselves in 16th in the Premier League table.
|Game||Manchester City vs Burnley|
|Date||Saturday, January 26|
|Time||3:00pm GMT / 10:00am ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the US the game will not be broadcast but can be streamed on ESPN+.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast or live-streamed, though Goal will provide miniute-by-minute live blog coverage of the game.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Manchester City players|
|Goalkeepers||Ederson, Muric, Grimshaw|
|Defenders||Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo, Kompany, Jones, Garcia, Delph, Mendy, Zinechenko|
|Midfielders||De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Foden, Sandler, Nmecha, Richards, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva|
|Forwards||Sterling, Aguero, Sane, Mahrez, Poveda|
Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo; Bernardo, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez; Jesus
|Goalkeepers||Heaton, Hart, Lindegaard, Pope|
|Defenders||Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gibson, Bardsley|
|Midfielders||Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Brady, Gudmundsson, Defour|
|Forwards||Wood, Barnes, Vokes, Vydra|
Burnley starting XI: Pope; Long, Tarkowski, Gibson; Brady, Hendrick, Defour, Taylor, Ward; McNeil; Vydra