Manchester City held to FA Cup replay by Huddersfield

Manchester City held to FA Cup replay by Huddersfield

The FA Cup Fifth Round tie between Huddersfield and Manchester City was one without much incident as they played out a 0-0 draw, albeit an entertaining one which will see the match being replayed at the Etihad Stadium.

Kompany has started just once in 2017 but could be set to line-up in the starting XI, with either John Stones and Aleksandar Kolarov partnering him.

Out-of-favour goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is expected to return in goal for the trip to Yorkshire, while Nicolas Otamendi, Gael Clichy and Fabien Delph could also be handed opportunities to impress.

City's changes included a start for top-scorer Sergio Aguero after three games as a substitute, but the Argentina worldwide was out of luck in front of goal, being denied by Huddersfield goalkeeper Joel Coleman.

In 1971/72. City were held 1-1 at Maine Road before losing the replay 2-1 at Ayresome Park.

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On-loan Chelsea forward Izzy Brown said: "We've drawn 0-0 against one of the best teams in the Premier League".

City offered a laboured performance against the Championship high-flyers and in the end, it was perhaps the Premier League side that will be more glad the game went to a replay.

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Two days ago they played rugby and everything is a bit slow, they are so aggressive, they are so dynamic. It will also be the first time Guardiola has faced a replay throughout his career. We try to play our game.

Their opponents for the fifth round duel will be Huddersfield Town, who now sit in third place in the EFL Championship. "I was very proud that my side stuck to their identity". "I did yesterday, the day before, the last week, the last month".