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Swansea are next in action against Sheffield Wednesday on the road on Sunday in the Championship. Manchester City take on Tottenham on the same day on home soil in the Premier League.
Manchester City secure their 15th win in a row in all competitions, defeating Swansea City 3-1 in their FA Cup clash this evening. The visitors took the lead in the first half through Kyle Walker direct from a cross. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus added goals early in the second period to put the game beyond doubt, although Morgan Whittaker was able to add a late consolation for the Swans.
90' + 2'
FULL-TIME: SWANSEA CITY 1-3 MANCHESTER CITY
90' + 1'
Whittaker (20y, 34d) is the youngest player to score a goal against Manchester City in any competition since March 2017, when Monaco's Kylian Mbappe netted against them in the Champions League (18y 85d).
There will be two minutes of added time.
Manning does well to reach a short pass from Whittaker down the left flank, but the presence of Walker results in the ball travelling back to Steffen.
City are putting their foot back on the ball now to take the pace out of the game. There's no need to risk anything at this stage.
WIDE! Jesus flicks an offload into the path of Doyle down the right inside channel. He has support from Torres in the box, but he goes for goal. The youngster fires his effort wide of the left post. Guardiola holds up his hands on the sideline - he feels that his player should have passed the ball there.
There's still work for City to do to close out the game. Guardiola will not be happy that his side have given the home side a lifeline, albeit a slim one.
Woodman is sharp off his line to touch Mahrez's cross away from Mendy at the back post. However, the full-back was offside anyway, although the Swansea keeper was not to know that.
Manning clips a cross into the middle for Whittaker to collect and score.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! WHITTAKER SCORES A FINE GOAL!!! 3-1!!!! Swansea get a goal back to deny City a clean sheet. Whittaker collects a cross from the left from Manning and controls the ball in the middle. He strikes on the half-volley low and hard towards goal, beating Steffen and finding the bottom-right corner.
Dhanda is withdrawn for the home side and is replaced by Hourihane.
CHANCE! Doyle feeds Mahrez down the right inside channel and he curls a dangerous cross towards the back post. Latibeaudiere somehow denies Mendy on the line before Cabango deflects Foden's effort on the half-volley over the bar.
BLOCK! Doyle lines up the resulting free-kick, only to hammer his effort into the wall.
Gomes replaces the ailing Rodri in the City midfield.
Rodri gets to his feet, but he moves gingerly towards the sideline.
Dhanda catches Rodri late and goes into the boox. The Spaniard remains down on the pitch and in need of treatment.
Doyle tries to lift a cross towards Jesus in the middle, but Latibeaudiere is well placed to clear in the Swansea box.
Freeman is on for the visitors in place of Roberts.
Foden makes his way on to the pitch to replace Silva for the visitors.
Morris is withdrawn in the final third for the home side and is replaced by Whittaker.
Bidwell replaces Guehi at the back for the home side.
Arriola replaces Lowe in the final third for the home side.
Walker sends a cross into the box for Silva to take in stride. He launches a strike at goal, but Latibeaudiere makes the block.
City are in full flow at the moment and are knocking the ball around with ease. Swansea are chasing shadows.
Jesus has now scored in each of his last four starts for Manchester City, his best run since scoring in seven straight starts between April-October 2019.
BLOCK! City break on another swift counter. Torres works the ball over to the right flank for Mahrez. He sees his path to goal blocked so Walker takes on the strike, only to see his effort repelled by Guehi.
Doyle comes on to replace Gundogan in the middle of the park.
Sterling is withdrawn for Mahrez in the final third.
Sterling releases Mendy down the left flank and he fires a dangerous low cross into the middle, but there's no black shirt there to convert the opening.
OVER! Dhanda almost gets a goal back for the home side, connecting with a sweet volley from 25 yards. Steffen can only watch as the ball travels inches over the bar.
Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Sterling has been directly involved in more FA Cup goals than any other Man City player (8 goals, 7 assists).
Silva nods the ball into the path of Jesus, who completes the finish with a neat turn and strike.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! JESUS HAMMERS HOME!!!! 3-0 CITY!!! The visitors take complete control of the game as Jesus scores rom close range. Silva floats a header into the path of the Brazilian in the box. He brushes off the attempt of Latibeaudiere to win the ball. Jesus swivels before smashing a first-time strike on his left foot into the bottom-left corner.
CHANCE! Silva floats a cross into the box that Rodri heads into the path of Torres. He hooks an effort at goal, but it loops just over the bar.
Torres is brought down by a loose challenge from Manning, handing City a free-kick in a dangerous position on the right flank.
Rodri finds Sterling in space in the left inside channel and the forward does the rest with a simple finish.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! STERLING FINDS THE NET!!!!! 2-0 CITY!! Swansea endure an awful start to the second half, gifting the visitors a second goal. Rodri wins the ball in the middle of the park and finds Sterling in acres of space. The forward has space and time to place his effort into the bottom-right corner, giving Woodman no chance.
We're back underway at the Liberty Stadium.
Steve Cooper will not be to deterred by his side's performance. Although the Swans have been cut open at times, they have look threatening on a few occasions. However, the Championship side will have to be more clinical in the second half to get back into the game.
Manchester City lead 1-0 at the break against Swansea City in their fifth round FA Cup clash. Kyle Walker put the visitors ahead, scoring directly from a cross on the right flank. Jay Fulton could have brought the Swans level, only to head his effort over the bar from close range. City could have pulled further ahead, but the game remains in the balance at the break.
45' + 2'
HALF-TIME: SWANSEA CITY 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY
There will be two minutes of added time.
WIDE! Jesus runs at Manning down the right flank before placing a dangerous ball across the face of goal. Sterling tries to connect on the slide, but Latibeaudiere does enough to put him off, forcing his strike wide of the left post.
Sterling initially gets the better of Guehi in a run at the Swansea defence. However, he delays his offload to Torres and is then brushed off the ball by the Swansea defender.
Walker has scored his first FA Cup goal in 3686 days, last netting in this competition for Aston Villa versus Sheffield United back in January 2011.
WIDE! Dhanda whips a perfect cross in from the left flank for Guehi to attack, but the defender can only glance his header wide of the right post.
BLOCK! Garcia makes a vital block at the back to deny Lowe. The forward combines with a neat one-two with Dhanda to break into the City box. Just when Lowe is about to pull the trigger Garcia comes across to divert the ball behind.
Cabango catches Gundogan from behind and goes into the book.
Grimes breaks up a dangerous City attack as Mendy drifts in from the left flank and almost tees up Gundogan, but the midfielder quells the danger for the hosts.
Torres has a run at Manning down the right flank, but the defender holds his ground to earn a goal-kick for his team.
Both teams are playing open football, but City have been slicker in possession and more dangerous in the final third.
OVER! Swansea issue a response as Fulton goes close. The midfielder makes a good run to latch on to Roberts' cross from the right flank. He powers a header at goal, but sends it narrowly over the bar.
Rodri offloads to Walker, who scores with a slice of luck from a cross.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! WALKER SCORES DIRECT FROM A CROSS!!!! 1-0 CITY!!! City take the lead through an element of fortune. Walker tries to whip a cross towards the back post from the right flank. Torres runs across, but fails to make contact. It travels through the forward and past a stranded Woodman, who cannot react in time.
Gundogan makes a good run into the right inside channel, latching onto a throughball from Walker. The German cuts a low ball back across the face of goal, but there is no City player attacking the delivery and the Swans clear.
Gundogan runs at the Swansea defence and goes for a strike on his left foot that is charged down by Fulton.
The Swans seem comfortable to play City at their own game, although it is leaving the visitors with space in the final third.
SAVE! Jesus releases Torres down the right inside channel and powers an effort towards goal. Woodman is alert and produces a fingertip save to turn his strike past the left post.
Roberts gets the better of Garcia down the left inside channel, but the visitors are able to clear the danger from his delivery into the middle.
CHANCE! Torres latches on to a knockdown from Rodri in the box, but he fails to connect properly with his strike, placing a tame effort straight at Woodman.
Torres surges down the right flank and gets a yard on Manning, but the left-back recovers to deflect his cross into the hands of Woodman.
WIDE! City continue to threaten by winning a corner on the left flank. Gundogan bends a dangerous cross into the box for Laporte to attack, but the Frenchman can only guide his header wide of the left post.
CLOSE! Rodri on a run into the Swansea half feeds Mendy, who fires a low ball into the box. Jesus meets it first time on his left foot, only to smash his strike into the side-netting.
Walker has a run at Grimes down the right flank, but is tracked by the midfielder. Manning comes over in support and wins a goal-kick by clearing the ball off the legs of the City full-back.
Gundogan tries to thread the needle to find Sterling in the left inside channel, but he sends his pass out for a goal-kick.
Swansea break on the counter down the left flank as Grimes releases Morris. He skips away from Garcia and cuts a ball back across the edge of the box. Rodri has to track back to prevent it reaching the onrushing Dhanda.
Swansea clear their lines from Gundogan's corner, but City recycle possession and the German takes control on the right flank. He lines up an ambitious cross with the outside of his boot that is claimed by Woodman under his bar.
Mendy collects the ball down the left flank and launches a deep cross into the box. Manning has to be alert at the back to head behind for a corner.
Jesus receives treatment and returns to the field, although his condition will need monitoring.
Jesus goes down after shooting as he appears have injured himself in the process. There was no contact from a Swansea player on the Brazilian.
SAVE! Jesus runs at the Swansea defence cutting in from the left flank before lining up a powerful drive on his right foot. Woodman watches it all the way and beats it away from danger.
We're underway at the Liberty Stadium.
Manchester City have won 12 of their last 14 meetings with Swansea in all competitions (D2), including each of the last six in a row.
Guardiola has made seven changes to his side that beat Liverpool last time out. Sterling, Gundogan, Rodri and Silva all retain their places. Steffen comes in between the posts as Ederson drops to the bench. The Spaniard changes his entire back four, which sees Walker, Garcia, Laporte and Mendy all start. Zinchenko, Cancelo and Stones drop to the bench, while Ruben Dias is rested. Jesus and Torres slot into the final third in place of Foden and Mahrez.
Swansea recorded an important victory of their own last time out, beating Norwich 2-0 on home soil. Cooper has made five changes to his side from the win. Latibeaudiere and Cabango slot into the defence to replace Naughton and Bennett. Manning gets the nod on the left flank to replace Bidwell. Hourihane and Ayew are rested as Dhanda and Morris start in the final third.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Riyad Mahrez, Joao Cancelo, Ederson, Phil Foden, Tommy Doyle, Claudio Gomes, Adrian Bernabe.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Zack Steffen; Kyle Walker, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.
SWANSEA CITY SUBS: Ryan Bennett, Andre Ayew, Conor Hourihane, Morgan Whittaker, Paul Arriola, Jake Bidwell, Kyle Naughton, Kieron Freeman, Lewis Webb.
SWANSEA CITY (3-4-3): Freddy Woodman; Ben Cabango, Joel Latibeaudiere, Marc Guehi; Connor Roberts, Jay Fulton, Ryan Manning; Jamal Lowe, Yan Dhanda, Jordan Morris.
Manchester City have won the FA Cup only once since the arrival of Pep Guardiola. They defeated Birmingham City and Cheltenham Town to advance to the fifth round, and they're on course for another deep run in the competition. City are firing on all cylinders at the moment after beating Liverpool 4-1 in the Premier League last time out. Another victory today would extend their winning run to 15 matches in all competitions.
Swansea City have overcome Stevenage and Nottingham Forest in the competition to date to reach the fifth round. The Swans are looking to progress to the quarter-finals for only the fourth time in their history. They achieved the feat in back-to-back years in 2018 and 2019, and although Steve Cooper's men are performing well in the Championship, a cup run would be welcome by the club. However, challenges do not come much bigger than City.
Good evening and welcome to the FA Cup fifth-round match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium.