Peterborough vs Man City | Match Info, Preview & Lineup

Peterborough vs Man City

Match Info
Date02 March 2022
Time12:45 M IST 🇮🇳
StadiumWeston Home Stadium
LeagueFA Cup


 Match Lineup



 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Peterborough XI: Benda; Knight, Edwards, Kent; Ward, Jones, Grant, Coulson; Fuchs, Szmodics, Poku

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Man City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Rúben Dias, Aké, Zinchenko; Foden, Fernandinho, Gündogan; Mahrez, Gabriel Jesús, Grealish 



Match Result


⭕️ FT : Peterborough | 0 - 2 | Man City

60' | 0 - 1 | Riyad Mahrez
67' | 0 - 2 | Jack Grealish



 Match Preview



Peterborough vs Manchester City prediction, Manchester City will be looking to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals when they travel to Championship side Peterborough United on Tuesday night.
The English champions beat Fulham 4-1 in the previous round of the competition, while Peterborough secured their place at this stage thanks to a 2-0 home win over Queen Park Rangers.
Peterborough have won two home games to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup this season, recording a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers on 8 January before beating Queens Park Rangers 2-0 in early February.
The Posh have exceeded expectations in the competition this season and are seeking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1965, which is an indication of the magnitude of their task on Tuesday night.
Darren Ferguson stepped down as Peterborough manager on 20 February, with the club currently bottom of the Championship standings, with just 21 points from their 33 games.
Grant McCann was reappointed head coach on a two-and-a-half year contract last week, but the 41-year-old was unable to make a winning start on Saturday, with the struggling side losing 3-0 at home to Hull. City.
Peterborough, who returns to league action against Huddersfield Town on March 4, will face Man City for the first time since February 1981, when the Citizens recorded a 1-0 win in the FA Cup fifth round. .
While Peterborough struggles to stay in the Championship, Man City are again flying high at the top of English football, sitting first in the Premier League table, six points clear of second-placed Liverpool, who have a game in hand following their involvement in the EFL Cup Final. Sunday against Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola's men suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on February 19 but returned to winning ways at Goodison Park on Saturday, beating Everton thanks to Phil Foden's effort in the 82nd minute.
The Citizens have barely had to sweat in the FA Cup this season, winning 4-1 at Swindon Town in the third round of the competition before beating Championship side Fulham by the same scoreline on 5 February.
Man City have won the FA Cup on six occasions, the most recent being in 2019, when they beat Watford 6-0 in the final, and they are considered by many to be favorites for the crown this season.
The English champions have been semi-finalists in the last two seasons, and it is little surprise that Guardiola won only one FA Cup during his time at the Etihad Stadium given the immense success the Spaniard has enjoyed since arriving in 2016.
Peterborough will be missing Nathan Thompson again through injury, while Jack Taylor is likely to be sidelined, with his return expected against Huddersfield in the league on March 4.
Mark Beevers could make the bench for this match, with the experienced centre-back approaching his return from a muscle problem.
And Butler will be sidelined with an ankle injury, and it won't be surprising to see a similar team to the one that featured against Hull in the Championship on Saturday.
The Man City squad are in excellent form at the moment, with Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish both returning to the bench against Everton on Saturday after missing.
Guardiola picked a strong XI in the previous round against Fulham, and there will be plenty of familiar names in the starting team on Tuesday night.
Of course there will be changes from the game against Everton, with Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kyle Walker, Grealish, Fernandinho and Nathan Ake all ready for early roles against the Championship club.
Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo can all be rested ahead of the league game against Manchester United on March 6.
Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo can all be rested ahead of the league game against Manchester United on March 6.
Peterborough vs Manchester City Player Prediction

Peterborough : Benda; Knight, Edwards, Kent; Ward, Norburn, Grant, Coulson; Morton, Szmodics, Marriott

Manchester City : Ederson; Walker, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish

Peterborough vs Manchester City Prediction Score: 1-3


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