Man City to face Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round

Manchester City will face Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round in a re-run of last season’s third round tie at the Etihad Stadium.

The Blues beat League Two side Swindon 4-1 at the County Ground on Friday night to reach the fourth round of a competition which Pep Guardiola has won just once in his five seasons in charge – back in 2019 when City also won the Premier League and League Cup.

And their reward was a re-match with Championship promotion contenders Fulham, who beat Bristol City 1-0 away on the third round yesterday.

Until last season the Blues and the Cottagers had not met in the famous old competition for 106 years, the previous occasion being just months before the outbreak of World War One.

Now they will face off twice in a little over a year, as City beat the London side 4-0 en route to the semi-finals last season, with goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and a double from Gabriel Jesus.

The game will again see City come up against former academy defender Tosin Adarabioyo, now a regular at centre back for Marco Silva’s team, currently third in the Championship, with games in hand on top two Blackburn and Bournemouth.

Ties will take place on the weekend of February 5-6

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