Venue: Hillsborough, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Time and Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020, kick off at 8.00pm (UK), 3.00pm (EST), 1.00pm (PST)
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees: Adam Nunn, Stuart Burt
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes
TV Info: BBC1 (UK), NBC Sports Network (USA), ESPN+
Manchester City continue their defence of the FA Cup as they travel to South Yorkshire to face Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round. Victory for the blues will see them into the quarter final for the third time in four seasons, while defeat will see the Owls emulating the match against Wigan two seasons ago.
The blues go into the match on the back of winning the League Cup for the third successive season and are looking to defend the famous old trophy for the first time in their history.
By comparison, Wednesday have only won one match throughout the month of February and lost two of their last three homes games to Reading and Derby County, and after a promising start to the season, the Owls sit in 12th place in the Championship.
Wednesday have won the cup three times and are also runners up on three occasions. The last time the Owls reached the FA Cup final was 1993 when they lost 2-1 to Arsenal, while their last FA Cup final win was as far back as 1935.
Wednesday will be without Connor Wickham and Josh Windass, who are both cup-tied, while striker Stephen Fletcher is available for selection after being taken off during the defeat to Derby.
City striker Sergio Aguero, who was substituted with injury during City’s Wembley victory, is fit to play, although he may make way for Gabriel Jesus. Aymeric Laporte is again out injured while Leroy Sane is still not fit enough to take part.
Wednesday are likely to try and play a tight game, maybe try and force penalties, but City have been known to play strong teams in the cup and Wednesday will be no exception. If that happens, I think it will be no contest.
Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Manchester City