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In a highly anticipated FA Cup quarter-final showdown, reigning champions Manchester City host Premier League rivals Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Date: March 16, 2024
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
  • Kick-off Time: 5:30 PM UK Time

Build-Up:

Manchester City, led by manager Pep Guardiola, are riding high on a 37-game unbeaten home run and are determined to extend their impressive form in the FA Cup.

Newcastle United, under the guidance of Eddie Howe, aim to overcome their recent mixed results and cause an upset against the formidable City side.

Preview:

City, fresh from a thrilling 1-1 draw against Liverpool, are eager to continue their quest for another treble, with Guardiola emphasizing the importance of FA Cup success.

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Despite Newcastle’s challenging season, they remain hopeful of springing a surprise and ending their long trophy drought, knowing they have previously defeated City in cup competitions.

Read more:  Match report: Manchester United shocks City to claim FA Cup glory

Team News:

Manchester City will be without key players Kevin De Bruyne and Ederson due to injuries, but the return of Jack Grealish boosts their midfield options.

Newcastle United are hopeful of winger Anthony Gordon’s availability, while Harvey Barnes faces a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

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Possible Lineups:

Manchester City: Ortega; Walker, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Bobb, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland

Newcastle United: Dubravka; Livramento, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Murphy, Isak, Almiron

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