Before travelling to Wembley stadium on February 25 for Carabao Cup final, Manchester City will travel DW stadium on Monday 19 February to face Wigan Athletic in FA cup tie.
When & Where?
Wigan Athletic host Manchester City at DW Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7.55 pm (GMT) on Monday, February 19.
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Steve Child and Edward Smart
Fourth Official: Jeremy Simpson
Wigan Athletic will be without long-term absentee Shaun MacDonald and Jordan Flores. James Vaughan, Donervon Daniels and Devante Cole are all cup-tied. Wigan midfielder Samy Morsy is suspended.
For Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus rejoined the Manchester City squad at training but this game will come to soon for him.
“Gabriel Jesus will be in training today. It’s good news.” Guardiola told at his Friday pre-match press conference
“I don’t know when he’ll be ready to play – the first step was to make one or two weeks of training alone – but today will be his first training for the team.”
Left-back Benjamin Mendy is still out. Claudio Bravo could return in last line of defence for Manchester City’s FA Cup fifth round tie.
Paul Cook: “We’ve got a fantastic stadium and the support inside it will make it a really good atmosphere, that’s a guarantee.
“Everyone can look forward to a good night of football.
“Football has a funny way of sending out shock results and our belief on Monday night must be that we can win the game.”
Pep Guardiola: “Of course I am concerned because I saw Wigan’s game against Bournemouth.
“I think every season in the FA Cup there are a lot of surprises but the players need to not think about next Sunday’s final and need to prepare for Monday as well as possible.”
Wigan Athletic: W W D W D W L
Manchester City: W W D W W W W
Wigan Athletic starting XI: Walton, Dunkley, Burn, Byrne, Elder, Fulton, Power, Massey, Powell, Jacobs, Grigg
Manchester City starting XI: Bravo, Laporte, Stones, Zinchenko, Danilo, Fernandinho, Toure, Gundogan, Sane, Aguero, Bernardo Silva