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The big games keep coming for City, who lock horns with rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. Meanwhile, Wednesday return to Championship action this weekend when they travel to Brentford.
Sergio Aguero's second-half strike proved to be the winner as Manchester City edged out Sheffield Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Pep Guardiola's side were far from their clinical best, but it was enough to remain on course to successfully defend their crown. Disappointment for Wednesday, who failed to register a single shot on target at Hillsborough.
90' + 4'
FULL-TIME: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY
90' + 2'
TERRIFIC SAVE! Wildsmith denies Sterling a second goal! Players are queuing up as Mahrez races through before the ball breaks for Jesus. He lays it off for Sterling, but Wildsmith produces wonderful reflexes to keep out his shot.
There are going to be three minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game.
Mahrez takes one for the team as he pulls back Murphy, who was threatening to embark on a dangerous run down the right wing. He has no complaints as he is shown a yellow card.
Guardiola turns to the bench and Aguero is given a rest as he goes off to be replaced by Raheem Sterling.
We are into the last five minutes at Hillsborough and, while trailing by a single goal, there is still hope for Wednesday. However, City appear to have recovered from their recent spell of complacency and are pushing for a second.
That opportunity has sparked Wednesday into life! Suddenly, City have become complacent and high pressure from the hosts forces Bravo into conceding a corner. The home fans are certainly responding to their side's sudden increase in urgency.
Chance! Jesus is caught in possession on the edge of his own penalty area and Hunt whips a delicious ball across the face of goal. Fletcher is sliding in at the far post, but just unable to connect.
City have had eight shots on target today without reply from Wednesday. The superiority of Guardiola's side has been evident during this second half.
Mahrez's search for a goal today goes on. Twice within the space of 15 seconds, the Algerian draws fine reflexes out of Wildsmith.
Good goalkeeping! Wildsmith comes to Wednesday's rescue twice to deny City a second goal. First, he parries Stones' effort from a corner, before holding onto the follow-up strike from Rodri.
The Wednesday fans are desperately trying to get behind their team but, at the moment, they can get nowhere near City. The FA Cup holders continue to knock the ball around with relative ease as they search for a second goal that would more than likely put this tie beyond doubt.
As things stand, City are on course for a third quarter-final in four FA Cup appearances under Guardiola. The former Barcelona boss will be targeting a 15th cup is his managerial career. He has won 13 of the previous 14!
We are approaching the final quarter of regulation time at Hillsborough, where City are still a Sergio Aguero goal to the good. The visitors are looking comfortable with their lead as they neatly knock the ball around to maintain possession.
A groin injury leaves Lee unable to continue in this game. He is replaced by Alex Hunt, who comes on for only his second senior appearance.
Danger for the hosts again as neat link-up play sees Jesus find Mahrez. The Algerian cuts in from the right wing before drilling a low shot narrowly wide of the post.
Wednesday have not progressed beyond the fifth round of the FA Cup since 1997. They have half an hour to end their wait by turning this tie on its head.
Can Fletcher make a difference? The Scotland international is Wednesday's leading marksman this season with 13 goals. A first FA Cup strike of the campaign would do very nicely for the hosts.
Wednesday turn straight to the bench and top scorer Steven Fletcher is introduced with Forestieri making way.
That is goal number 21 of the season for Aguero. Wednesday switched off for a moment and allowed him a yard of space, which proved costly as he ruthlessly dispatched of the opportunity.
Mendy demonstrated terrific vision to pick out Aguero with a pinpoint pass into the box.
CITY LEAD!!! AGUERO MAKES IT 1-0! It had been coming! City's relentlessness eventually pays dividends. Aguero is superbly picked out by Mendy in the box. The Argentine turns and shoots, and Wildsmith is unable to keep out his powerful strike.
Bernardo Silva lets fly this time with a low effort from the edge of the box. But Wildsmith gets down well to claw it away.
OFF THE BAR! Mendy rattles the woodwork! City beginning to turn up the pressure and a neat move sees David Silva lay the ball off for Mendy, whose thunderous first-time strike crashes against the upright.
Mahrez steals the ball from Iorfa and Silva subsequently finds Aguero. The talisman tries an effort with the outside of his boot, but it is never troubling Wildsmith in the Wednesday goal.
Wednesday have made a chance at half-time with Borner making way to be replaced by skipper Tom Lees.
Off we go again! Wednesday get the ball rolling once more.
City certainly enjoyed the greater amount of possession during that first half, but have not created too many opportunities as of yet. The closest they came to scoring saw Otamendi hit the crossbar, but the visitors have had to make do with half-chances otherwise.
The two teams remain in deadlock at half-time and that will be very much to the liking of Sheffield Wednesday. The Championship side have held their own so far and must maintain their concentration levels in the second half.
45' + 1'
HALF-TIME: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
CHANCE! Stones is involved at the other end moments later. The centre-half arrives at the far post to meet Mahrez's deep free-kick, but sends his header into the ground before the ball loops over the crossbar.
Wednesday look to launch a counter with Bannan sending a long ball down the touchline for Da Cruz to chase. However, Stones tracks the Parma loanee all the way before making a very well-timed sliding challenge to snuff out the danger.
Including today, City's last four games have all come in different competitions. With no European football to look forward to next season, they will be desperate to end this campaign with as many trophies under their belt as possible.
Relief for City as, after receiving attention from the medical team, Stones is back on his feet and returns to the thick of the action.
A concern for City as Stones stays down having landed awkwardly following a challenge from Da Cruz. City will be hoping it is nothing too serious for the England international.
Palmer is shown the first yellow card of the game, but can count himself unlucky. The full-back accidentally handles as he tumbles to the ground while challenging Mahrez. The home fans are far from impressed with that call.
At the other end, Wednesday look to get in behind as Da Cruz latches onto Iorfa's through ball. But a poor first touch allows Stones to step in and tidy up.
OFF THE BAR! City whiskers away from taking the lead! Otamendi climbs to meet Mahrez's free-kick delivery, but sees his header crash against the crossbar with Wildsmith beaten.
Wednesday may be considered underdogs in this tie, but they will draw inspiration from the fact that each of City's last three FA Cup defeats have come away from the Etihad. The most recent of these was against Wigan Athletic at this stage of the 2017-18 competition.
Jesus scored twice in the 4-0 victory over Fulham in round four. City also found the net four times in the previous round as they put Port Vale to the sword 4-1 at the Etihad.
Jesus times his run perfectly as he looks to latch onto Aguero's neat diagonal ball. However, at full-stretch, the Brazilian is unable to connect and the ball runs behind for a goal-kick.
Of course, City are fresh from winning their sixth major trophy under Guardiola on Sunday. With the Premier League title more than likely out of reach, successfully defending their FA Cup crown will be high on this season's priority list.
Mendy's cross is cleared away by Palmer but only as far as Mahrez, whose strike from the edge of the penalty area is always rising.
Jesus has certainly had plenty to cheer in the FA Cup since moving to City. The Brazilian has been directly involved in 11 goals in eight appearances in the competition - scoring seven and assisting four.
Chance! Silva's free-kick into the Wednesday box reaches Stones, who lifts the ball towards Jesus at the far post. But under pressure from Palmer and Murphy, the Brazilian can only head wide of the target.
Wednesday's tally of just 16 home goals is the lowest for any Championship side this season. In that regard, they must upset the form book in order to cause a shock today.
The left-footed Bannan is stood over the ball. The Scotsman whips it in but there is too much pace on his delivery, which goes behind for a goal-kick.
Meanwhile, Wednesday have another free-kick in a good area after Murphy is fouled by Otamendi on the corner of the penalty area. The hosts must look to capitalise on these opportunities.
Guardiola are currently on a four-match winning run in all competitions, while they have also come out on top in six of their last seven games away from the Etihad. By contrast, Wednesday enter this tie having won just once in their last eight.
City have scored a whopping 109 goals in all competitions so far this season, which is incredible considering there are still two months of the campaign to go. However, they will have been disappointed that number 110 did not arrive from that Aguero chance just now.
At the other end, a lengthy spell of City pressure leads to Mendy drilling a dangerous ball across the face of goal. However, Aguero is unable to react quickly enough to deliver the vital touch and Wednesday survive.
The initial free-kick is dealt with but Wednesday maintain the pressure. Eventually, Murphy cuts inside from the right wing before letting fly with a left-footed effort that is not too far wide of the target.
City force the first corner of the game but Wednesday deal with the delivery and a long clearance launches a potential counter. Strong hold-up play from Forestieri sees him draw a foul out of Mendy and the hosts have a free-kick in a good position.
The holders, who beat Watford 6-0 in last year's final, are heavy favourites to record a ninth consecutive victory in the competition today. Also, they have never lost to a Championship side under Guardiola.
Michael Oliver is today's referee. He blows his whistle and City get things underway!
The teams are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is moments away.
City have prevailed on each of the four previous occasions that the sides have locked horns in the FA Cup. Wednesday will be desperate to put an end to that unwanted record today.
Manchester City claimed the first major silverware of the season as they lifted the Carabao Cup on Sunday. Pep Guardiola makes six changes to the side that beat Aston Villa at Wembley. Three come in defence with Joao Cancelo, Nicolas Otamendi and Benjamin Mendy all recalled, as are Bernardo Silva, Riyah Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus. Sergio Aguero is fit to start while Claudio Bravo keeps his place in goal.
Garry Monk has made four changes to the side that began Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat by Derby County on Saturday. Joe Wildsmith starts in goal for his first appearance since August 2018, while Dominic Iorfa replaces skipper Tom Lees in the heart of defence. There are also recalls for Joey Pelupessy and Alessio Da Cruz. Josh Windass and Connor Wickham, who are cup-tied, miss out.
SUBS: Ederson, Eric Garcia, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Claudio Bravo; Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Benjamin Mendy; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, David Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus.
SUBS: Cameron Dawson, Tom Lees, Osaze Urhoghide, Alex Hunt, Kadeem Harris, Atdhe Nuhiu, Steven Fletcher.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (4-4-2): Joe Wildsmith; Liam Palmer, Dominic Iorfa, Julian Borner, Morgan Fox; Jacob Murphy, Kieran Lee, Barry Bannan, Joey Pelupessy; Fernando Forestieri, Alessio Da Cruz.
It is Premier League against Championship today with both sides bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.
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