The FA Cup title defenders, Manchester City, are set to kick off their campaign against Huddersfield Town this Sunday at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s squad is entering the contest with momentum, having secured four consecutive wins, contrasting with Huddersfield’s recent struggle, having lost their last two matches in the Championship
Manchester City’s previous FA Cup win after a four-year gap occurred on June 3, marked by goals from Ilkay Gundogan, who later moved to Barcelona. This victory was part of their impressive 2022-23 season where they secured multiple trophies, including the Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup. Their Premier League performance, once wavering, has regained strength following recent successes against Everton and Sheffield United, culminating in a comfortable 2-0 win last weekend.
Despite trailing leaders Liverpool by five points in the Premier League, Manchester City’s goal-scoring prowess is evident, having scored at least twice in their last seven games across all competitions. Moreover, their dominance in FA Cup home matches has been consistent, winning their last 11 encounters at home. The last time they were eliminated in the third round dates back to the 2011-12 season, though they were defending champions at the time.