Bristol City v Manchester City: FA Cup fifth round – live

28 February 2023 18:45
FA Cup updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at Ashton GateLive scoreboard | And you can mail Scott with your thoughtsBristol City have reached the final of the FA Cup just once, back in 1909, when they lost to a Manchester United side starring Billy Meredith. Manchester City by contrast have won the famous old trophy six times, the last after a record-equalling 6-0 rout of Watford in the 2019 showpiece. This is David versus Goliath all right.But then that’s what the FA Cup is all about. Bristol City are hoping to reach the quarter finals for the first time since 1974, and their dream of making it isn’t so left-field that it requires filing under ‘pipe’. They’re 12 unbeaten in all competitions, for a start. They also gave Pep Guardiola’s side a proper game in the 2018 League Cup semis: Manchester City needed a last-minute Sergio Aguero goal to win the first leg at the Etihad, while in the second, Bristol City very nearly completed a three-goal comeback to force extra time. And City and Pep also have FA Cup fifth-round scars: third-tier Wigan shock-knocked them out at this stage back in 2018. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian