Cheltenham vs Man City LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of FA Cup fixture tonight

Phil Foden’s rise through Man City‘s ranks

Manchester City travel to Whaddon Road to take on Cheltenham, who are currently seventh in League Two, while the Citizens are rolling under Pep Guardiola of late, having closed the gap at the top of the Premier League and now able to hit the front in top spot should they win their game in hand.

A crucial 2-0 win over Aston Villa last time out sees City come into this contest high on confidence, though we can expect some significant rotation in order to manage their hectic schedule. The Robins are unbeaten in five and will hope to pull off a historic upset here.

City were hit with the devastating news that Kevin De Bruyne will be out for at least a month after picking up a hamstring injury, with Guardiola refusing to hide the impact of the loss: “The doctor said we’ll review the scan today which we’ve done and it will be between four and six weeks out. It is [a big blow] but we have to move forward. I’m not saying anything nobody knows about how important he is, but unfortunately for us he has to be out for an important part of the season and we have to find a solution. Everyone in their own lives is struggling in the situation we are living and we have to adapt.” 

Follow all the live updates from this classic giant vs minnow fourth round tie, but first follow all the updates from the rest of the 3pm kick-offs:


Swansea 2 – 1 Nottingham Forest – Knockaert

56 mins: GOAL! Forest get one back. 

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:19


Brighton 2 – 1 Blackpool – Alzate

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:17


Millwall 0 – 2 Bristol City – Wells

58 mins: GOAL! Nahki Wells takes a free-kick from about 25 yards out. He hits it over the wall and the shot takes a huge deflection and bounces into the net. 

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:17


Barnsley 1 – 0 Norwich – Styles

56 mins: GOAL! The deadlock is broken and Barnsley have the lead! The Barnsley right-back whips a cross into the box that gets headed out to Callum Styles. He cuts inside onto his right foot and guides the ball past Tim Krul into the bottom corner. 

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:14


West Ham 3 – 0 Doncaster – Butler OG

54 mins: GOAL! West Ham have through to the next round now. Andy Butler’s own goal putting the icing on the cake for the David Moyes and the Hammers.

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:13


Sheffield United 2 – 0 Plymouth

51 mins: Rhian Brewster comes close again for the Blades as he drills a shot straight at Michael Cooper in the Argyle net but the goalkeeper has it covered and clings on to the ball. 

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:12


West Ham 2 – 0 Doncaster

49 mins: Said Benrahma draws a save from Doncaster’s keeper Ellery Balcombe with a dipping free-kick. Good stop. 

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:10


Sheffield United 2 – 0 Plymouth – Sharp

47 mins: GOAL! Billy Sharp gets a goal for the Blades to double their lead. Oliver Norwood slides a pass into the run of Sharp who skips around the goalie and slots it home.

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:05


Swansea 2 – 0 Nottingham Forest

A slight delay to the kick off in this one as an injury to Wayne Routledge caused a number od added minutes in the first half of the match. 

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:05


Kick off

Here’s where we stand as the second halfs get underway:

Millwall 0 – 1 Bristol City

Sheffield United 1 – 0 Plymouth

Swansea 2 – 0 Nottingham Forest

Michael Jones23 January 2021 16:03


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