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FA Cup Live Blog: Swansea City vs Manchester City



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Manchester City visit Swansea City on Saturday aiming to book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

City have rattled off 10 wins in a row in all competitions and they are long odds on to make it 11 at the Liberty Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side won 4-1 at Newport County in the last round, while Swansea triumphed by the same scoreline at home to Brentford.

Guardiola confirmed at his post-match press conference that Kevin De Bruyne is still not ready to return from injury.

John Stones, Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho are also on the sidelines.

This is the first ever FA Cup meeting between the two sides – City have won 11 and drawn two of their 13 meetings in other competitions.

City have progressed from three of their last four FA Cup quarter-finals, with their only defeat coming against Wigan Athletic in 2013/14.

Swansea have been eliminated in six of their last seven FA Cup ties against Premier League opponents.

Follow our live blog this evening for updates throughout the match.

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 2-3 Manchester City. The quadruple is still on, but not without a scare.

90′ – Four added minutes.

90′ – Game delayed. Pitch invader. Clown.

87′ – GOAAALLLLLL!!!! Aguero! Who else. City lead for the first time.

86′ – Walker shoots. Wide.

84′ – Corner for City. Swansea defending as if their lives depend on it manage to clear.

81′ – Double save from Nordfeldt! Amazing stuff.

80′ – City relentness now. Only a matter of time.

79′ – Chance for City. Superb block by Swansea.

78′ – GOAAALLLLLL!!!! Aguero against the post, but it hits Nordfeldt and goes in. 2-2.

77′ – PENALTY!!!! Carter-Vickers on Sterling. Looked harsh, but replays show it was the right decision.

75′ – Into the last 15 minutes. Swansea still lead. Can they hang on?

72′ – SUBSTITUTION: John replaces Byers for Swansea.

70′ – All City now. Aguero has made a big difference.

69′ – GOAAALLLLLL!!!! Bernardo Silva. 1-2.

63′ – Chance for Swansea, but desperate defending from City keeps them in the tie.

61′ – SUBSTITUTION: It’s Aguero time. Mahrez off. Last throw of the dice from Guardiola.

59′ – SUBSTITUTION: Dyer off, Asoro on.

57′ – Sterling already causing problems. City goal imminent?

55′ – SUBSTITUTIONS: Sterling and Zinchenko on, Sane and Delph off.

53′ – City getting ready to make changes. Swansea still pushing forward despite leading.

48′ – Silva finds Sane. Swansea clear the danger.

47′ – James now playing through the middle for Swansea. He’s already troubling City’s centre-halves.

46′ – We’re back underway. Laporte was booked at the end of the first-half.

HALF-TIME: Swansea City 2-0 Manchester City. Please click here for the latest odds for the game.

45′ – Not much been happening until Laporte cleans out Routledge. Two minutes added time to play.

40′ – James breaks, City get away with it. This fella is lightning quick.

38′ – Cross from Silva leads to nothing. Goal kick to Swansea.

36′ – City break, but Walker offside.

34′ – Chance for City. Swansea survive.

29′ – Swansea attacking again. City all over the place.

28′ – GOAAALLLLLL!!!! Bersant Celina! 2-0! 2-0!!!!!! Tremendous goal.

25′ – Guardiola and Arteta deep in conversation. Looking to tweak their system a little.

23′ – Mahrez has a chance create something, but wastes the opportunity.

22′ – The Liberty Stadium is bouncing here. City rattled.

20′ – GOAAALLLLLL!!!! – Matt Grimes fires home the spot kick. Swansea City 1-0 Manchester City.

19′ – PENALTY!!!! Delph foul.

17′ – Routledge breaks into the box, but Delph gets a foot in.

13′ – Nordfeldt saves again. City still probing.

12′ – Daniel James making a nuisance of himself for the home side.

10′ – Dangerous attack from Swansea. City clear the danger.

8′ – City inevitably on top, but Swansea defending well.

5′ – Chance for Mahrez. Super save by Nordfeldt.

3′ – Open start to the game. City already had a couple of corners.

1′ – We’re underway at the Liberty Stadium.

Confirmed starting line-ups:

Swansea City vs Manchester City Betting Tips

Gabriel Jesus has scored seven in six cup starts for City this season. Bet on the forward with BetUK to score first at 7/2.

City won 4-1 at Newport in the last round. A repeat of that scoreline can be backed at 11/1.

City have scored four goals in each of their last three FA Cup matches. Over 3.5 goals in the game is priced at 4/5 with BetUK.