Cheltenham vs Manchester City LIVE: Pep Guardiola looks to dodge a League Two banana skin as he takes his stars to Whaddon Road
- Pep Guardiola’s side are out to avoid an upset against League Two Cheltenham
- Cheltenham are sixth in League Two and City are second in the Premier League
- Latest FA Cup fourth round news, live action and results can be found here
In one of the standout ties of the FA Cup fourth round, League Two Cheltenham host Premier League heavyweights Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s men, who sit second in the Premier League, are overwhelming favourites but a victory for Cheltenham would go down in the history books.
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Gabriel Jesus starts up front for Pep Guardiola’s side this evening as he looks to re-find his form in front of goal.
The Brazilian has scored just once, against Arsenal in the EFL Cup quarter-finals, from his last 12 City appearances. Up against a League Two defence, this match could provide a huge confidence boost if he can end the drought.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis starts for City a couple weeks after featuring for 45 minutes against Birmingham in the last round. The 18-year-old has also been on the bench for City in the Premier League.
Phil Foden is in fine form for the Citizens this season and has three goals in January.
Cheltenham’s Alfie May has four goals and four assists this season. The striker scored in the last round.
Championship high-flyers Swansea City await the winners of this tie after their 5-1 victory against Nottingham Forest earlier today.
The fifth round will commence on Wednesday 10 February, where a place in the quarter-finals will be on the line.
Cheltenham Town reached the fourth round against fellow League Two side Mansfield. They needed extra-time after Alfie May’s equaliser came before William Boyle’s 110th minute.
Manchester City cruised past Championship side Birmingham City earlier in the month to book their trip to Whaddon Road. Bernardo Silva scored twice and Phil Foden also found the net in the first half.
Cheltenham Town XI: Griffiths, Raglan, Tozer (C), Boyle, Blair, Freestone, Thomas, Clements, Azaz, Lloyd, May.
Subs: Flinders, Harris, Long, Bowry, Addai, Ebanks, Williams.
Manchester City XI: Steffen, Garcia, Harwood-Bellis, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho (C), Doyle, Mahrez, Torres, Foden, Jesus.
Subs: Ederson, Dias, Sterling, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Cancelo, Bernabe.
And welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of the FA Cup fourth round tie between Cheltenham Town and Manchester City. Stay tuned for team news, build up and live coverage as Pep Guardiola’s side look to avoid an embarrassing exit against League Two opposition.
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