Sunday 26 January 2020, 1:00pm at Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City
4
Gündogan (pen) 8'; Bernardo Silva 19'; Gabriel Jesus 72', 75'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

8' Penalty

Ilkay Gündogan

19' Goal

Bernardo Silva

72' Goal

Gabriel Jesus

75' Goal

Gabriel Jesus

53' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Raheem Sterling
Off:Riyad Mahrez

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:John Stones
Off:Nicolás Otamendi

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rodrigo
Off:Ilkay Gündogan

6' Red Card

Tim Ream

90'+1 Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Bobby De Cordova-Reid

83' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Sylvester Jasper
Off:Terence Kongolo

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90
Ten-man Fulham were eliminated from the Emirates FA Cup by Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Ten-man Fulham were eliminated from the Emirates FA Cup by Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

An İlkay Gündoğan penalty in the opening ten minutes gave the hosts an early lead. A second was added ten minutes later by Bernardo Silva & with ten men we battled to stem the tide against a high powered City outfit. A quickfire double from Gabriel Jesus put the match beyond doubt late in the second half but by all accounts the match was over long before that.

Scott Parker made some tweaks from the side that had picked up a point at the Valley on Wednesday night. Terence Kongolo was handed a debut for Fulham and took his place in a back five with Cyrus Christie & Joe Bryan being deployed as wing backs. 

It was a drizzly afternoon at the Etihad as the referee got the match under way. A grey, dreary Manchester lunchtime. 

Within five minutes the match had taken a turn for the worse. A clever ball in behind the back line caught our defenders flat footed. Gabriel Jesus nipped in behind Tim Ream and looked to latch on to the loose ball in the box but before he could do so he was hauled to the ground by the American. The referee pointed to the spot and brandished a red card. 

Gündoğan stepped up and arrowed an effort into the bottom left hand corner. It would be 80 minutes against Man City with ten men. 

Ten minutes later the lead was doubled. Wave after wave of attacks tested our resolve and eventually an effort from outside the box resulted in a second. After working the ball about patiently Silva took aim from just outside the box. A fierce shot rifled into the bottom right hand corner past Rodak. 

It was damage limitation time and we looked to keep our shape and catch the hosts on the break. Bobby Decordova-Reid producing the only effort on the City goal in the opening 30 minutes. 

We solidified somewhat and managed to play out the remainder of the first half, limiting Manchester City to a couple of half chances. As the referee brought the first half to a close the two goal cushion remained intact and our chances of progressing to the next round appeared to have been scuppered. 

The second half started slowly with the atmosphere at the Etihad incredibly subdued despite the convincing lead. 

After not being able to grab another goal Pep Guardiola made a change and introduced Raheem Sterling to look to add a more direct pathway to generating shots on our goal. 

In the 59th minute the substitute came close to adding a third. The electric winger was picked out at the back post by David Silva and after beating Kongolo to the ball he struck the bar with a thundering effort. 

Our defensive structure and massed bodies behind the ball frustrated and stifled any attacks from City and the match stagnated. 

However, in the 72nd minute Jesus was on hand to add a third from close range. We were caught in possession looking to play out from the back. A cross was swung into the back post and the Brazilian produced a good downward header to beat Rodak. 

Moments later more casual defending resulted in another goal. This time round Jesus tapped in from close range following a good save from Rodak in the Fulham net from a strong Phil Foden shot. 

It proved to be the final major incident of the match. We can now turn our focus fully on our quest for automatic promotion, starting with Huddersfield Town at Craven Cottage next Saturday. 
 

Match Information

Competition: The Emirates FA Cup

Date: Sunday 26 January 2020
Kick-off: 1:00pm

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 39,223

Referee: Kevin Friend

Manchester City

Line-up: Bravo; João Cancelo, Otamendi (Stones 74'), García, Angeliño; Bernardo Silva, Gündogan (Rodrigo 75'); Mahrez (Sterling 53'), David Silva, Foden; Gabriel Jesus

Unused substitutes: Ederson, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Agüero

Manager: Josep Guardiola

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Hector, Ream, Kongolo (Jasper 83'); Christie, Johansen, Steven Sessegnon, Bryan; De Cordova-Reid (Odoi 78'); Cavaleiro (Cairney 67'), Onomah

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, McDonald, De La Torre, Stansfield

Manager: Scott Parker

Goals
4
0
Total Shots
20
1
Shots On Target
6
1
Passing Accuracy
93%
79%
Fouls
6
8
Corners
6
0
Offsides
4
0
Bookings
0
1
Sending Offs
0
1
Manchester City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Claudio Bravo
  • 27João Cancelo
  • 30Nicolás Otamendi
  • 50Eric García
  • 12Angeliño
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 8Ilkay Gündogan
  • 26Riyad Mahrez
  • 21David Silva
  • 47Phil Foden
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
Substitutes
  • 31Ederson
  • 5John Stones
  • 11Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • 16Rodrigo
  • 17Kevin De Bruyne
  • 7Raheem Sterling
  • 10Sergio Agüero
Manager
  • Josep Guardiola
Fulham (3-4-1-2)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 3Michael Hector
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 15Terence Kongolo
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 25Josh Onomah
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 58Sylvester Jasper
  • 61Jay Stansfield
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Manchester City 4, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+3' Second Half ends, Manchester City 4, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+1' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' João Cancelo (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 89' Phil Foden (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 87' Attempt missed. João Cancelo (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gabriel Jesus.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Sylvester Jasper replaces Terence Kongolo because of an injury.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Phil Foden.
  • 80' Foul by Angeliño (Manchester City).
  • 80' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 77' Offside, Manchester City. Rodrigo tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.
  • 75' Goal! Manchester City 4, Fulham 0. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal.
  • 75' Attempt saved. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 75' Substitution, Manchester City. Rodrigo replaces Ilkay Gündogan.
  • 74' Substitution, Manchester City. John Stones replaces Nicolás Otamendi.
  • 73' VAR Decision: Goal Manchester City - Manchester City 3-0 Fulham (Gabriel Jesus).
  • 72' Goal! Manchester City 3, Fulham 0. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Cancelo with a cross.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva with a cross following a corner.
  • 65' Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 63' Foul by Angeliño (Manchester City).
  • 63' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 62' Attempt missed. Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan with a cross following a corner.
  • 61' Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.
  • 59' Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 59' Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.
  • 57' Offside, Manchester City. João Cancelo tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.
  • 53' Substitution, Manchester City. Raheem Sterling replaces Riyad Mahrez.
  • 52' Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).
  • 52' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. João Cancelo (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.
  • 47' Foul by Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City).
  • 47' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by João Cancelo (Manchester City).
  • 47' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by David Silva.
  • Second Half begins Manchester City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Manchester City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Michael Hector.
  • 43' Foul by João Cancelo (Manchester City).
  • 43' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 39' Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Angeliño is caught offside.
  • 35' Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 35' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 34' Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 33' David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 31' Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Steven Sessegnon.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. João Cancelo (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 28' Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 28' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 25' Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Michael Hector.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Angeliño.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.
  • 19' Goal! Manchester City 2, Fulham 0. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Phil Foden.
  • 17' Attempt missed. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez following a fast break.
  • 13' Attempt saved. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.
  • 10' Attempt missed. Angeliño (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 8' Goal! Manchester City 1, Fulham 0. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 6' Tim Ream (Fulham) is shown the red card.
  • 6' Penalty Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 6' Penalty conceded by Tim Ream (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 5' Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 5' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 5' David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.