Swansea 1-3 Man City: Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus on target as City cruise into FA Cup quarter-finals

Match report as Kyle Walker opens the scoring with a cross that wriggled home at the far post; Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus added a quickfire double after half-time; Morgan Whittaker scored his first Swansea goal with a late consolation

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Wednesday 10 February 2021 19:27, UK

Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Swansea – their 15th successive victory in all competitions, which is a new record for a top-flight team.

Despite a raft of changes, it was a classic Man City performance as they dominated the cup encounter, registering73.6 per cent possession and 17 shots. But they took the lead in strange circumstances as Kyle Walker’s cross snuck home at the back post on the 30-minute mark.

Swansea defended well in the first period and had their own sights of goal – Jay Fulton heading just wide immediately after the goal – but were sucker-punched with a Man City double inside five second-half minutes.

  • How the teams lined up | Match stats
  • FA Cup fixtures | results

Raheem Sterling (47) was left unmarked as he slotted home before Gabriel Jesus (50) added the third shortly after for his fourth goal in six games and second in the FA Cup this season.

Morgan Whittaker’s first Swansea goal was a consolation, complete with a fine finish, but it was not enough to inspire a comeback against the Premier League leaders. Man City – who are now unbeaten in 22 games in all competitions – will be part of the quarter-final draw on Thursday evening.

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Swansea will be back in Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday when they travel to Sheffield Wednesday; kick-off 3pm. Man City also play on Saturday, welcoming Tottenham live on Sky Sports; kick-off 5.30pm.

FA Cup 2020/21 – key dates and draw

The FA Cup schedule has been confirmed, with the final set to take place at Wembley on Saturday, May 15.

There will be no replays this season to help ease fixture congestion.

The draw for the quarter-final will take place on Thursday evening ahead of the final fifth-round tie of the week between Barnsley and Chelsea.

  • Quarter-finals: Saturday, March 20
  • Semi-finals: Saturday, April 17
  • Final: Saturday, May 15

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