The Emirates FA Cup • 4th Round
  • 2nd Half
  • Manchester City
  • Fulham
  • Bryan
    90'
  • KongoloJasper
    83'
  • ReidOdoi
    78'
  • Jesus
    75'
  • GündoganRodrigo
    75'
  • Stones
    74'
  • Jesus
    72'
  • CavaleiroCairney
    67'
  • MahrezSterling
    53'
  • 1st Half
  • Manchester City
  • Fulham
  • Silva
    19'
  • Gündogan (P)
    8'
  • Ream
    6'
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Manchester City - Fulham
The Emirates FA Cup - 26 January 2020

The Emirates FA Cup – Follow the Football match between Manchester City and Fulham live with Eurosport. The match starts at 13:00 on 26 January 2020. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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  • End of 2nd Half
90+2' 

FULL-TIME!

City are through to the fifth round and that was pretty easy in the end.

Fulham the architects of their own downfall as they tried to play it out from the back and all too often were caught out.

Can Manchester United join them? We're covering that one too! Join us.

90+2'  

Cancelo back on his feet after going down hard. City will be desperate to ge tout of this one now without any injuries.

Seconds left.

90' 

Foden blats a free-kick into the wall.

Into the last minute of the 90.

88' 

Pep doesn't look thrilled, but at least his side have avoided a perilously exhausting replay in the middle of the winter break.

Smile Pep!

85' 

If you can play in less than first gear, City are doing that now.

80' 

City come again but they are coasting into the fifth round now.

Easy, easy, easy.

  • Rodrigo
    OffIlkay GündoganManchester CityA sub as Rodri came on for Gundogan between the goals.
  • Rodrigo
    OnRodrigoManchester City
76' 

A sub as Rodri came on for Gundogan between the goals.

76' 

GOAL!

Jesus has a brace in two minutes!

He's lurking and picks up the seconds after Rodak makes the save but can only parry towards the Brazilian.

  • Gabriel Jesus
    GoalGabriel JesusManchester CityGOAL! Jesus grabs the third that kills this game off once and for all.  Kongolo gets caught at the back and Silva nips in. Cancelo finds Jesus at the back post for a fine header but....VAR check... THE GOAL STANDS
73' 

GOAL!

Jesus grabs the third that kills this game off once and for all.

Kongolo gets caught at the back and Silva nips in. Cancelo finds Jesus at the back post for a fine header but....VAR check...

THE GOAL STANDS

70' 

Disappointing from Foden who over hits a pass to Jesus. He's not had a great game, or not the game we've come to expect from all the hype.

68' 

Cavaleiro is being replaced by Cairney as Scott Parker makes his first change!

66' 

Pen shout as Garcia goes down very easily inside the box.

Ref says nope. VAR says nope. Corner.

63' 

Free-kick to Fulham...

They try something from the training ground and it fails spectacularly.

62' 

Otamendi gets up well for a header but can't quite keep it down.

59' 

That said, City are looking so comfortable and naturally they'll be conserving energy. This game is over.

OFF THE BAR!

Sterling, out of nowhere, lashes against the bar.

58' 

An easy 15 minutes so far for Fulham and Guardiola is not happy with his team.

He's doing plenty of shouting and arm waving. They're not playing like Champions against ten men.

55' 

Silva takes a touch too many and City really should have a third, they're toying with Fulham and looking for the perfect goal. Just hit it!

54' 

Mahrez makes way for Sterling.

He may be struggling a little, or Pep may be angry he skied that last chance. Who knows?

The England man comes on to big applause.

52' 

Sterling inbound...

50' 

Cavaleiro gets his side up the pitch and wins a throw-in. Good move.

Fulham enjoying some possession and if nothing else it must just be nice to take it easy for moment.

Oh, they've lost it now...and here come City.

47' 

Cancelo with a sneaky nutmeg down the right.

And.... CLOSE!

Mahrez should really be killing this game off here.

Silva pulls it back for the onrushing Mahrez and he scoops over. Poor.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

LET'S GO AGAIN!

 
 
 
  • End of 1st Half
45+1 

HALF-TIME

This game was over inside ten minutes but Fulham have made it a contest of sorts - and by that I mean they've managed to not concede in 25 minutes.

They must be tired. City won't have to leave first gear now. It'd take something extraordinary.

45' 

One minute of stoppage time!

43' 

Onomah ventures forward now and is brought down by Garcia in the City half.

Better from Fulham who stifled yet another City attack all too easily.

41' 

Bryan in a bit of discomfort but looks just about alright to carry on.

I'll keep you posted.

39' 

To Fulham's credit, they've been fairly unthreatened for the last ten minutes and you wouldn't guess they were a man down right now.

City chasing them down at any opportunity but they're being forced into long shots.

Fulham even have a moment of their own as Bernardo loses possession and Kongolo almost picks out Sessegnon in attack. But it breaks down.

35' 

Injury alert!

Mahrez is down and Sterling is warming up.

Bryan stuck his leg out and Mahrez has toppled over...ah, looks okay.

32' 

Fulham defending in all their numbers and City are lining up to have a go. Foden does well under pressure and finds Silva who finds Cancelo who goes for goal from miles out.

Deflected. Corner. Cleared.

30' 

Gundogan whacks a free-kick at the wall, so hard the referee has to stop play when Reid takes it to the face.

At least it's not 3-0.

28' 

It's also raining really badly so this is just a miserable trip for Fulham all things considered.

And there's another hour plus half-time to get through.

24' 

CLOSE!

Foden again lumps one over the bar.

Angelino plays him in and he just catches it too quickly and sends it high.

23' 

Fulham now surge!

And a rare opportunity as Sessegnon lashes the side-netting.

Not far, not bad. Some respite at least.

  • Bernardo Silva
    GoalBernardo SilvaManchester CityGOAL! Superb finish from Bernardo Silva! Five-a-side defending from Fulham and Silva just turns them all before finding space to shoot on his left foot into the bottom corner. Damage limitation now.
18'' 

GOAL!

Superb finish from Bernardo Silva!

Five-a-side defending from Fulham and Silva just turns them all before finding space to shoot on his left foot into the bottom corner.

Damage limitation now.

18' 

CLOSE!

Hector gives the ball away this time and Foden is through but he snatches at it and the ball flies wide.

Scott Parker must be fuming, everything self-inflicted so far.

16' 

City trying to pass it in here.

Anyone could have a shot and anyone could score.

Silva to Jesus to Foden who just about misses the tap-in at the far post.

13' 

It's all city now.

Rodak has to come to punch an Angelino ball but City just go again and the Cottagers are pegged right back.

GREAT SAVE!

What a save that is by Rodak! Mahrez twists and turns his wya into space inside the bo and forces a smartdividng save.

11' 

That's the first goal Fulham have conceded since the first round of the cup.

CLOSE!

Angelino runs down the left flank in space and goes for goal from 25 yards. It rifles past the crossbar.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    Goal by penaltyIlkay GündoganManchester CityGOAL! Manchester City take the lead! Ilkay Gundogan strokes the penalty beautifully into the bottom corner.  This could turn into a long, long afternoon for Fulham. Nightmare start.
8' 

GOAL! Manchester City take the lead!

Ilkay Gundogan strokes the penalty beautifully into the bottom corner.

This could turn into a long, long afternoon for Fulham.

Nightmare start.

  • Tim Ream
    Red cardTim ReamFulhamPENALTY AND A RED CARD! I spoke too soon! Ream, who started the game with a nervous touch, pulls back Jesus who is just about through on goal. It's a double whammy penalty and a red.  Awful decision making.
7' 

PENALTY AND A RED CARD!

I spoke too soon!

Ream, who started the game with a nervous touch, pulls back Jesus who is just about through on goal. It's a double whammy penalty and a red.

Awful decision making.

6' 

Reid gives away the first foul of the match after he pulls back Silva. Mahrez is found out wide but his cross is collected by Rodak.

So far so good for the Cottagers. Better sides have been dead and buried by now.

4' 

Fulham do well to hold on the ball in midfield as the City frontline chase them relentlessly trying to force another error.

Kongolo now putting pressure on Mahrez in midfield and he almost gets the better of the Algerian!

2' 

Nervous start from Fulham!

Ream gives it away and the back and just about gets away with it as Jesus and Mahrez can't quite work out a one-two.

Almost a sucker punch within 60 seconds there.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK-OFF!

Fulham get us underway! GO!

12:55 

KEY MAN CAVALEIRO

Keep an eye out for this one. City have hardly been a defensive force this season as they cope with Kompany and the injured Laporte.

Could the Portuguese winger cause trouble this afternoon?

12:50 

10 MINUTE WARNING

Get ready, we're ten minutes away from Manchester City vs Fulham.

Here's a quick stat to make Fulham fans feel better.

12:47 

CUP DAYS

12:43 

LAST TIME OUT

12:37 

SCOTT PARKER SPEAKS

No stranger to a big occasion, Scott Parker has told his players to go into this one with belief.

He said: "The main message from me to my players is go there with big courage and big heart, and a determination.

"If you go to places like the Etihad and play against teams like Man City with no real conviction and don't try to put your stamp on the game, nine times out of 10 you roll out of there with a loss.

"Let's go there with courage, let's have a belief about us, and let's try and put our stamp on it."

A hope? A chance?

12:29 

PEP COMPLAINS ABOUT CUP

Pep has won few fans this week, with calls for maybe cancelling the League Cup and FA Cup replays.

He said: "The Carabao and FA Cup will be played, maybe we could cancel the replays, maybe there could be less games in the Championship for example, less teams in the Championship or the Premier League.

"I come here, you ask me a question and I was honest but I don't think [about] what they have to do because it's not my business. My business is to prepare my team day-by-day. When they decide these games, we do it."

Is he right? Or a case of sour grapes?

12:24 

TEAM REACTION

City, as expected, name a second string side made up of millions of pounds worth title-winning superstars.

Nothing to worry about, just Mahrez, Jesus, Bernardo and Silva among the attackers that make up this 'back-up' City side.

Phil Foden also makes a rare start so another chance for fans to see what he's all about.

As for Fulham...

Sessegnon, Johansen and Christie make the starting XI, while Kongolo Terrence makes his debut for Fulham having arrived this month on loan from Huddersfield.

12:18 

FULHAM TEAM NEWS

Fulham team to play Man City: Rodak, Hector, Johansen, Ream, Decordova-Reid, Kongolo, Cavaleiro, Christie, Bryan, Onomah, Sessegnon

Subs: Bettinelli, Odoi, McDonald, Cairney, Jasper, Stansfield, De La Torre

12:18 

MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

Man City team to play Fulham: Bravo, Cancelo, Garcia, Otamendi, Angelino, Gundogan, Silva, Foden, Bernardo, Mahrez, Jesus

Subs: Ederson, Stones, Sterling, Aguero, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, De Bruyne

12:14

MANCHESTER CITY VS FULHAM

Good afternoon and welcome to our live-text coverage of Manchester City vs Tranmere in the fourth round of the FA Cup!

A mismatch perhaps? But these two could well face up next year as Fulham push for promotion in the Championship. Holders City, meanwhile, have all but given up on the league title and will have their eyes firmly set on some silverware this season.

So they’re unlikely to go easy on their opponents.

The Champions have also won their last eight against Fulham, and also got the better of them last time the two sides met in the FA Cup. That one ended 2-0, 105 years ago.

But fear not Cottagers, 111 years ago Fulham beat City 3-1 in the FA Cup. So anything can happen really and we should never try and predict football.

Josep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City with the FA Cup trophy after the FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on May 18, 2019 in London, England