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Match preview: Owls v Man City

3 March 2020

The Owls host Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

It’s the first time Wednesday have been at home in the competition this season having advanced in the previous two rounds away from Hillsborough.

A 1-0 and 2-1 win over Brighton and QPR respectively saw Garry Monk’s side set up the cup-tie with City.

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side are in outstanding form and head to Hillsborough on the back of four successive wins.

In the last two, the Citizens have beaten Real Madrid 2-1 away from home in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter.

They followed up their first ever win at the Bernabeu by defeating Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday at Wembley to secure the silverware for the third season running.

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City will now be looking to defend their FA Cup crown having lifted the famous old domestic trophy last season with a crushing 6-0 win over Watford in the final last May.

Team news

SWFC: Wednesday will be without loan recruits Josh Windass and Connor Wickham, who are both cup-tied.

Moses Odubajo, Massimo Luongo and Adam Reach are unlikely to figure.

Steven Fletcher continues to build up his fitness after a spell on the sidelines but Monk has said the striker will be involved in some capacity.

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Man City: Top scorer Sergio Agüero is available for selection after picking up a knock in the Carabao Cup final.

The City boss has also confirmed that goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will be in the starting line-up.

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Leroy Sane has been making good progress after a long period out of action but will not feature at Hillsborough.

The winger has been out for seven month with knee ligament damage but has recently stepped up his recovery with an appearance for the Under-23s.

Current form in all competitions

Owls: LLDWL
Man City: LWWWW

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 13 goals
Sergio Agüero: 22 goals

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Route to the fifth round

R3: Brighton 0-1 SWFC
R4: QPR 1-2 SWFC

R3: Man City 4-1 Port Vale
R4: Man City 4-0 Fulham

When is the FA Cup quarter final draw?

The draw takes place on Wednesday 4 March at Hillsborough after the Owls’ clash with City.

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Leading appearances in all competitions

Kadeem Harris: 37 appearances
Raheem Sterling/Ilkay Gundogan: 35 appearances

Most recent line-ups

Wednesday v Derby (1-3): Dawson, Börner, Palmer, Lees (Windass 45), Fox, Murphy, Harris (Wickham 39), Bannan, Lee, Forestieri, Fletcher (Iorfa 45)

Man City v Aston Villa (2-1): Bravo, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Walker, Stones, Sterling, D Silva (B Silva 77), Foden, Gundogan (De Bruyne 58), Aguero (Jesus 84), Rodri

Tickets

Tickets remain on sale to all supporters registered on the SWFC database prior to 24 January 2020, and available to purchase at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 03700 201867 or at the Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop.

Season Ticket holders and Members/Foundation Members tickets are priced £25 for adults, while all other tickets are £30 for any area of the stadium.

Over 65s and under 21s are £15 or £20 depending on eligibility and all junior supporters aged 16 and below can purchase tickets at just £5.

Tickets will not be available on the turnstiles.

The main gate between Leppings Lane and the South Stand will be closed for approximately 15 minutes after the game to allow the area to clear.

We thank all supporters for their patience.

Supporter behaviour

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences to which the club has a zero tolerance policy.

Offensive or unlawful chanting could result in ejection from the stadium and further action from the club and/or relevant authorities.

iFollow and the BBC

The cup-tie will be broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer.

iFollow commentary will be brought to you by Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

There will be no live stream on iFollow due to broadcast restrictions

Last meeting – 4 January 2015

Last five v Man City

Man City 2-1 Owls - 4 January 2015 – FA Cup
Man City 7-0 Owls - 24 September 2014 – League Cup
Man City 2-1 Derby - 16 January 2007 – FA Cup
Owls 1-1 Man City - 7 January 2007 – FA Cup
Man City 4-0 Owls – 27 February 2002 – Division One


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