Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City (FA Cup)

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Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City Manchester City were challenged by Championship Club Division Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round of the FA Cup in Hillsborough on Thursday (5/3/2020). Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City

Penggawa The Citizens looked at the duel with a feeling of joy. Because, last weekend they managed to defend the English League Cup title three seasons in a row after overthrowing Aston Villa 2-1 in the final. Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City

City coach Pep Guardiola has asked his troops to shift focus to the FA Cup. The Catalan tactician wanted Kevin De Bruyne and his friends to continue to hunger to win the competition. Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City

“We just won the League Cup. But this is not a matter of one degree. This shows we always have the desire to win in every game. “Everybody knows we have a responsibility to fight,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo. Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City

“I think the most beautiful one won the Premier League. But it seems chasing Liverpool has been very difficult. For that we intend to finish second, win the FA Cup and second leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League, “he said. Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City

Looking at the players’ statistics and material, Guardiola’s men are championed to advance to the quarter-finals. City have never lost against Wednesday in the last 11 matches in all competitions. The details they won seven times and drew four. Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City

The latest meeting occurred in the third round of the FA Cup in January 2015. The Citizens won the duel with a score of 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium thanks to James Milner’s two goal donations.

In the game later Guardiola is predicted to rotate. Sergio Aguero is likely to be saved because of a collision against Villa. Then Aymeric Laporte must be pulled over due to hamstring problems. Match Sheffield Wednesday Manchester City

On the other hand, Wednesday must be furious if he wants to qualify for the next round despite playing in front of his own supporters. The team nicknamed The Owls had to reduce the aggressiveness of City who always scored four or more goals in two phases of the previous FA Cup.

While Wednesday must be struggling to set foot in the fifth round. But amazingly, on the way to that phase, the team made by Garry Monk had defeated other Premier League representatives Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 in the third round.

But overall, Wednesday’s performance could be said to be declining. At Christmas last year, they had occupied the third position of the Championship Division. But afterwards, Monk’s troops were lackluster and lost in eight of the last 13 league matches. The Owls are now thrown to 12th place in the standings.

“This is probably the most difficult time of my career in management. I’m not ready to see a period like this. But we try to overcome it and encourage the players. I tried to help them. Helping everyone is my job, “said Monk, who was appointed boss of Sheffield last September.

 

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