Manchester City vs Birmingham FA Cup Live Football Score 10 Jan 2021
Manchester City will be looking to make it six straight victories in all competitions when they host Birmingham City in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.
Pep Guardiola’s side booked their spot in the EFL Cup final with a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday night, while Birmingham will enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
Man City have had their fair share of issues this season, but Guardiola’s side appear to be finding form at the right time and will enter this match off the back of five straight wins in all competitions.
In the Premier League, the Citizens have won their last three against Southampton, Newcastle United and Chelsea to move into fifth position in the table, just four points off the summit with two games in hand on leaders Liverpool.
Man City have also impressively advanced to the EFL Cup final, recording a 4-1 victory at Arsenal in the quarter-finals before winning 2-0 against Man United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Guardiola’s side reached the semi-finals of last season’s FA Cup but suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat to eventual winners Arsenal, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring a brace at Wembley.
The Citizens have won this competition on six previous occasions, the last of which was in 2019, while they have been victorious in 10 of their last 11 FA Cup fixtures.
Birmingham City will be hoping some classic FA Cup magic will help them defeat Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
However, the Blues have been eliminated from the competition by Premier League opposition for the last seven years.It also doesn’t bode well for Birmingham that Manchester City last failed to reach the fourth round back in 2011/12.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won their last five third round ties by an aggregate score of 23-2, and will be expected to make light work of their out-of-form opponents.