Manchester City vs Barnsley Live Streaming - English FA Cup 2013
Manchester City and Barnsley will meet at the Etihad Stadium on March 9, 2013 at 17:30 GMT for a FA Cup quarter-final clash. With the Premier League trophy slipping out of their hands Manchester City will be looking to field a strong side against Barnsley in this cup game.
City boss Roberto Mancini will be hoping not to be one of those teams that are trashed out of the tournament by lower league side, a fate that has befallen on some of the other top Premier League sides this season.
Costel Pantilimon has been standing in goal for City in this competition and is expected to do so for this fixture as well.
Club captain Vincent Kompany who is on path of recovery from a calf injury will not be played. Along with Kompany, Jack Rodwell whose career at City has been marred by injury will be side-lined due to a hamstring injury.
High profile striker Sergio Aguero will sit out due to a training injury.
Barnsley will be without Scott Golbourne as he suffered an injury that will see him miss the entire season. Ryan Tunnicliffe will be unavailable to play in this game as he is on load from Manchester City and his contract states that he is not available to play against his parent club.
City has played Barnsley twice in this competition in the past, coming out on top on both those occasions. Also city have thumped in 13 goals and conceded none in the last four games they have played against lower league teams.
Manchester City has been solid at the back keeping six clean sheets in their last seven games in all competitions.
If Tevez plays this game – after being out on bail for a driving incident – he could be one to watch out for as will be Jason Scotland of Barnsley.