Manchester City vs Fulham- FA Cup Preview

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Fulham travel to the Etihad Stadium for the FA Cup Fourth Round, but can they upset the odds and dump the reigning champions out of the cup?

Scott Parker’s side are going well in the Championship this year but a trip to Manchester will be a huge challenge for The Cottagers. Fulham were relegated from the Premier League last season and their league trip to The Etihad last year ended in a 3-0 defeat.

In that game last year Man City star Leroy Sane was on the scoresheet, but City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that, although his fitness is close, Sane will not be fit to play in the tie.

“Leroy is not fit,” he said at his pre-match press conference. “The other ones are good. It doesn’t matter who we play, we just have to make sure we are good. Always when I name a team, they have the responsibility to win – it doesn’t matter my selection.”


It has been a patchy season for Manchester City, with an injury hit back line causing huge issues that has resulted in a 16 point gap between them and title runaways Liverpool. However City are still in both domestic cup competitions and the Champions League. The impending return of star Centre Back Aymeric Laporte will also boost confidence has he was comfortably their best defender last campaign and will take some of the pressure off of veteran midfielder Fernandinho who has deputised in his absence.

There is sure to be goals in the tie on Sunday with Fulham failing to keep and clean sheet in their last 20 matches against Man City and Both Teams Scoring in 8 of City’s last 10 games.

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Will City progress and take another step towards retaining there FA Cup title? Or will Fulham pull off an almighty shock on Sunday Afternoon?

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17:52

Tampa Bay Downs

Lem Me Tel Ya To Win

He has won four times from 6f to 7f. A winner at 14-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f on his latest outing last month, beating Resident. Expect another bold showing.

18:48

Tampa Bay Downs

Kalu To Win

Successful twice at 6f. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f last month, beating Minnesota Lucky. Another bold bid from the front beckons as he drops in class.

19:19

Tampa Bay Downs

Majestic Melody To Win

Won on his latest outing when 2-5fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 7f in February last year, beating Alfred The Great. The absence has to be a worry, but his stable is in form.

19:50

Tampa Bay Downs

Classy Of Course To Win

Successful twice at 1m on good ground. A winner at 5-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Don’t Fight by 3 1/2l. Expected to give another good account from on or near the pace.

20:20

Tampa Bay Downs

Speeding Starlet To Win

Winner of five races at 1m. Third of 7 behind Scarlet Bow beaten at 2-1 on her latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m in February. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Gerald Bennett. Goes well at this venue and a bold bid seems assured.

20:51

Tampa Bay Downs

Jais’s Solitude To Win

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on good ground. Beaten 6l behind March To The Arch at 8-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m (good) in January. Drops significantly in grade and it will be disappointing if he fails to make his presence felt.

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