Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City: FA Cup fifth round – live!

04 March 2020 07:01
FA Cup fifth-round updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offLive scoreboard! | Quarter-finals draw due at 9.50pm GMTAnd feel free to email 7.01pm GMT Wednesday make four changes to the team swatted aside by Derby at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon. Joe Wildsmith, Joel Pelupessy, Dominic Iorfa and Alessio Da Cruz replace Cameron Dawson, Tom Lees, Kadeem Harris and Steven Fletcher, all of whom drop to the bench.City make six changes to their victorious League Cup final starting XI. Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling make way for Cancelo, Benjamin Mendy, Nicolas Otamendi, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus. 6.51pm GMT Sheffield Wednesday: Wildsmith, Palmer, Fox, Lee, Pelupessy, Bannan, Borner, Murphy, Iorfa, Da Cruz, Forestieri.Subs: Dawson, Lees, Urhoghide, Hunt, Harris, Nuhiu, Fletcher.Manchester City: Bravo, Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, Rodrigo, Silva, Bernardo, Mahrez, G Jesus, Aguero.Subs: Ederson, Sterling, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Foden, Garcia. 2.51pm GMT Sheffield Wednesday haven’t won the FA Cup since 1935, when two late goals by winger Ellis Rimmer secured a sensational 4-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion. They’ve reached the final twice since then, losing in dramatic circumstances on both occasions. They shipped a two-goal lead against Everton in 1966, Gerry Young miskicking in midfield, John Lennon and Paul McCartney watching on. Then they lost to Andy Linighan’s 119th-minute header in 1993, the ball squirming through the hands of Chris Woods in agonising fashion. Close on both occasions; no cigar.If they want to hold onto their dream of scratching an 85-year-old itch, they’ll need to knock out the holders tonight. BREAKING NEWS: it’s a tall order. Manchester City have won their last four games in glorious fashion: a breeze past West Ham, a grind against Leicester, a humiliation of Real Madrid, and a League Cup final win over Aston Villa. Their tails are up. The Premier League is probably beyond them . but technically the quadruple is still on, so we can’t rule anything out. If anyone can do it, Pep Guardiola’s great team can. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian