Swansea City are the latest team tasked with stopping Manchester City’s incredible run of form, when the two teams meet in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night. The Swans have seen off Stevenage and Nottingham Forest to reach this stage, while Man City have knocked out Birmingham and Cheltenham.
The Swans have actually reached the quarter-finals twice in the past three seasons, so are no strangers to being this far in the competition, but even on the back of a 10-game unbeaten streak this will be a considerable step-up from recent challenges. They beat Norwich 2-0 last time out to move third in the league table, just a couple of points off the Canaries at the top – but with a game in hand.
Man City’s unbeaten run is even better: 14 straight wins and 21 unbeaten in a row all told, stretching back to late November.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
When is the game?
The match kicks off at 5:30pm on Wednesday, 10 February.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
What is the team news?
Steve Cooper will be without Korey Smith and Liam Cullen for the home side.
Man City have doubts over Kyle Walker and Sergio Aguero, while Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake are expected to remain sidelined by injury.
SWA – Woodman; Naughton, Cabango, Guehi; Roberts, Hourihane, Grimes, Manning; Dhanda; Lowe, Ayew
MCI – Steffen; Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy; Silva, Fernandinho, Doyle; Ferran Torres, Jesus, Sterling
Swansea – 15/1
Man City – 1/4
City could rotate all 11 players from the weekend and still have a side far too strong for Swansea to cope with. Unless the Championship side have a perfect night from back to front, their unbeaten run ends here. Swansea 0-3 Man City.