FA Cup preview: Man City v Huddersfield

The winners will advance to a quarter-final tie with Middlesbrough

FA Cup preview: Man City v Huddersfield

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Manchester City welcome Huddersfield Town to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday in their FA Cup fifth round replay.

The winners are due to progress to a quarter-final tie against Middlesbrough.

City are unlikely to catch runaway premier league leaders Chelsea and have a difficult away trip to Monaco to navigate in the Champions League and may view the FA Cup as their best chance of silverware this season. 

City are also unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions.

Huddersfield go into the match in third place in the championship and have won six of their last seven league matches. They are six points behind Brighton in the automatic promotion places but have a game in hand and may view this fixture as a bit of a distraction.  

For City, Vincent Kompany is still ruled out through injury and is joined on the sidelines by Gael Clichy while Christopher Schindler and Kasey Palmer are ruled out for the visitors. 

In an interesting piece of trivia, Huddersfield's biggest ever defeat came at the hands of City - 10-1 in 1987.