Pep Guardiola makes EIGHT changes – Oxford United vs Manchester City (Team News)

Pep Guardiola makes a host of changes as Manchester City look to book a place in the Carabao Cup Semi-Final with a win away at Oxford United. City faced the same opponents last season where Phil Foden scored his first ever goal for the club.


Claudio Bravo, the usual choice for cup competitions, is trusted once again in between the sticks. Joao Cancelo replaces Kyle Walker at right-back with the Portuguese international desperate to try and find some form. It’s a youthful pairing at the back, with Harwood-Bellis and Eric Garcia paired together just like the earlier rounds when City were away at Preston. Completing the back four is Angelino, who comes into the side in place of Benjamin Mendy.

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In midfield, Rodri stays at the number 6, with Phil Foden starting ahead of him. Oleksandr Zinchenko looks to have been given a new role in centre midfield; a position he is familiar with when he plays for Ukraine.

And in attack, Riyad Mahrez starts on the left, who impressed when the two teams last met in this competition. Raheem Sterling looks to have taken the striker role from Gabriel Jesus, who drops to the bench. And on the right, Bernardo Silva comes back into the side.


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