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It’s FA Cup Semi Final Day: Manchester City v Brighton

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Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion

Possibly the best club team in the world (Manchester City) against Brighton and Hove Albion who look like beating relegation but have been appalling. To reach the semi-final they’ve struggled to beat West Brom, Derby and Millwall. Their journey could be about to end.

Manchester City Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Claudio Bravo Achilles injury. Fabian Delph Knock.
  • 25% Chance of Playing: Oleksandr Zinchenko Muscle injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Sergio Agüero Muscle injury

Brighton and Hove Albion Team News

  • Expected Back 13 Apr: Pascal Groß Hamstring injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Solomon March Calf injury. Jürgen Locadia Calf injury

Opta Stats

  • This will be the first meeting between Brighton and Manchester City in the FA Cup since January 1983, when the Seagulls won a fourth-round tie en route to their only previous appearance in an FA Cup final.
  • Brighton have only won one of their last 11 matches with Man City in all competitions (D3 L7), a 2-1 victory back in April 1989 in a second-tier clash.
  • Manchester City have progressed from 10 of their previous 13 FA Cup semi-final appearances, including eight of the last nine. The Citizens have never lost back-to-back semi-finals in the competition.
  • Brighton are winless in their four previous matches at Wembley Stadium (D1 L3); should they fail to win, they will become just the fifth different side to win on none of their first five visits to the stadium in all competitions (Brentford, Leicester City, Middlesbrough and Shrewsbury Town).
  • Manchester City have scored more FA Cup goals in 2018-19 than any other side (19). Indeed, they are looking to become the first side to score at least 20 times within a single campaign since Chelsea back in 2011-12 (20), and the first time the club has done so since 1980-81 (20).
  • This will be Manchester City’s fourth match at Wembley in 2018-19 (W2 D1). Along with Chelsea (4) and Spurs (19), this will be the first time ever that three different club sides will play at least four games at the stadium within a single campaign.
  • Man City have had nine different goal-scorers in the FA Cup this season, last having 10 different players net at least once for them in the competition back in 2010-11, when they last lifted the trophy at Wembley.


City to remain in cruise control as they reach the final.

Manchester City 4 – 0 Brighton and Hove Albion


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