Manchester City Vs Barnsley Live Streaming, FA Cup Live Stream
Barnsley will be under no illusions as to the magnitude of their FA Cup quarter-final tie when they travel to Manchester City in Saturday’s late kick-off. The Tykes are the lowest ranked side left in the competition and will be hoping to cause one of the biggest shocks the game has seen in recent years.
The current Premier League Champions are currently 12 points behind rivals Manchester United in the hunt for a second league title and manager Roberto Mancini may see the competition as their only real chance for success this season.
City, who comfortably beat Leeds 4-0 in the last round, won the competition previously in 2011 courtesy of a Yaya Toure strike against Stoke. A 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday leads them into the tie in good form, but the loss of Jack Rodwell to injury early on will be a blow to Mancini’s selection this weekend.
Owing to the gulf in finances and league places between the two clubs, Barnsley go into the tie at the Etihad as huge underdogs, a title that they have previously revelled under after knocking Chelsea out at the same stage in 2008.
Manager David Flitcroft will be looking to top scorer Chris Dagnall to help provide the ammunition for a potential FA Cup banana skin. The former Scunthorpe striker has bagged nine goals for his struggling side this year including three in this year’s competition.
The away side will have to better their previous performances against City, which has seen them ship 15 goals in the last three previous meetings between the sides.
Meanwhile, City’s reserve keeper Costel Pantilimon has played every minute of their FA Cup run this year and the giant Romanian will be hoping to keep his place.