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FA Cup Football Results – Man City Clinched a 4-1 Away Win at Swindon

FA Cup Football Results – Man City Clinched a 4-1 Away Win at Swindon

Premier League leaders Manchester City made light work of fourth-tier Swindon Town in FA Cup third round action on Friday. For FA Cup football results, Man City clinched a 4-1 away win at Swindon in the opening salvo of a busy weekend.

Home crowds at the County Ground had their hopes of a famous upset crushed inside the opening half hour itself. That is because a strong City side struck twice through Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

The football news, beside this, to note is that Manchester City were on the road without Pep Guardiola in attendance. The manager contracted COVID-19 but seven players from the starting line-up in their Arsenal win on January 1st were present.

Just as against Arsenal, City had a clutch of players unavailable because of COVID infections. Still, their starting line-up was packed with international quality.

FA Cup Football Results – Man City Clinched a 4-1 Away Win at Swindon

City, 72 rungs above their hosts on English soccer’s ladder, took the lead in the 14th minute. Teenager Cole Palmer crossed for Silva to tap home.

The Citizens then earned a second goal in the 28th minute when Jesus converted from Kevin de Bruyne’s pass. This was Swindon’s punishment for trying to play out from the back.

Ilkay Gundogan stroked a pinpoint free kick to make it 3-0 in the 59th minute. But Swindon keeper Lewis Ward saved a penalty by Jesus shortly after. Ward’s save drew a huge cheer from the 15,000 crowd.

And the decibel level then went through the roof with just over 10 minutes left on the clock. That was when Swindon striker Harry McKirdy struck a well-taken consolation goal for the tally to become 1-3.

City ensured there was no late drama, though. Cole Palmer picked out the top corner with a stunning left-foot shot from an acute angle in the 82nd minute.

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