Manchester City v Huddersfield Town – FA Cup preview & team news


Neither Manchester City nor Huddersfield have conceded a goal in this year’s FA Cup

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Manchester City defender Gael Clichy is likely to be available after a back problem for Wednesday’s FA Cup replay.

Vincent Kompany remains unavailable but is close to a return to fitness.

Huddersfield will again be without midfielder Aaron Mooy, who is ineligible against his parent club.

Sean Scannell and Harry Bunn are both back in training and could feature but Nahki Wells is a doubt with an ankle problem, while Christopher Schindler and Kasey Palmer are injured.


Simon Brotherton: “Huddersfield’s priority is undoubtedly promotion to the Premier League, but their squad proved strong enough not only to force this replay but also prevent City from scoring.

“That’s something only Barcelona, Tottenham, Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton had previously managed this season.

“Manchester City still have an eye on other competitions too, not least the Champions League, but with Chelsea and Manchester United drawn together in the last eight, the FA Cup offers their best chance of a trophy in Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge.

“Both teams would surely fancy their chances in a quarter-final tie at Middlesbrough.”

Twitter: @SimonBrotherton