You’ve got to hesitate to even publicise facts like these going into an FA Cup tie, with the possibility of the competition’s magic causing an upset. This is certainly the case in this one with the current Premier League champions hosting Burnley at the Etihad who currently sit 16th in the Premier League table. Nonetheless, here’s our top 5 match facts going into the FA Cup Fourth Round against Sean Dyche’s men:
The last time Manchester City faced Burnley in the FA Cup was last season; a game that saw the blues defeat the Clarets 4-1.
A second-half flurry of goals saw Pep Guardiola’s side come back from a goal down to stroll into Round Four. Two goals from the ever-present Sergio Aguero and contributions from Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva cancelled out Ashley Barnes’ strike in the 25th minute. Review last season’s dramatic comeback by clicking HERE.
Burnley have been eliminated from the FA Cup on three occasions by Manchester City (1932/33, 1990/91, 2017/18), and last beat the blues in this competition in January 1931.
Prior to last season’s FA Cup win against Burnley, the last time the blues beat this year’s Fourth Round opponents was back in 1991 courtesy of a single goal by defender Colin Hendry. Take a trip down memory lane and view the full match highlights by clicking HERE.
Manchester City have lost just one of their last 20 meetings against Burnley in all competitions (W13 D6).
It’s a near-perfect record against the Clarets with the last defeat against the Lancashire side coming at Turf Moor in 2015. A wonder strike from George Boyd on the hour-mark further damaged Manuel Pellegrini’s hopes of retaining the Premier League crown.
Manchester City have won their three FA Cup home matches under Pep Guardiola by a scoreline of 16-2.
In the FA Cup, the Etihad Stadium has been truly formidable under Pep Guardiola. The ruthlessness shown by the blues in this competition over the past three years has quite remarkable. Just the 11 different scores among those 16 goals scored with substantial victories coming over Huddersfield, Burnley and Rotherham during Pep’s reign.
Burnley are winless in 13 FA Cup matches away from home against Premier League clubs (D3 L10). Their last win came against Derby County in December 1999.
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