Everton v Man City LIVE commentary and team news: City look to keep quadruple hopes alive in FA Cup quarter-final tie

Everton v Man City LIVE commentary and team news: City look to keep quadruple hopes alive in FA Cup quarter-final tie
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Everton and Manchester City face off in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders are looking to claim an unprecedented quadruple this season and won’t be overlooking Everton on Saturday.

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Everton and Man City face off in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend

Man City saw off Swansea in the last round while the Toffees beat Tottenham in extra time to make it through.

Everton lost 3-1 to City last month and have suffered defeat in their last six meetings with the Manchester giants.

The draw for the semi-finals will be made on Sunday and will take place at half-time of the tie between Leicester and Manchester United.

Everton v Man City: How to listen

This quarter-final tie will get under way at 5:30pm on Saturday, March 20.

Full coverage from the Etihad will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 5pm.

Faye Carruthers will be your host and commentary will come from Sam Matterface and Micky Gray.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

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Everton v Man City: Confirmed line-ups

Everton: Virginia, Coleman, Godfrey, Holgate, Mina, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson, Richarlison

Subs: Leban, Tyrer, Broadhead, Davies, Iwobi, John, Keane, Nkounkou, Onyango

Man City: Steffen, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo, Sterling, Foden, Jesus

Subs: Ederson, Stones, Aguero, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Torres, Mendy, Mahrez, Cancelo

Everton v Man City: What has been said?

Man City boss Pep Guardiola: “It is a final away. The quality of their players is there, no doubt about it.

“But it is another incredible opportunity in a competition. It is the last game before the international break. Hopefully we can finish well and when we come back the important part of the season starts.

“I don’t know how many years Carlo Ancelotti has been a manager, but it was at the best clubs in the world. In all the places he has had success.

“People talk about him as a manager and person and I know how he took care of me before I started. I visited him in Milan and he allowed me to see one or two training sessions.

“He was so kind. I admire him a lot.”

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Man City beat Everton 3-1 in the Premier League last month

Everton v Man City: Match facts

  • This is the first FA Cup meeting between Everton and Man City since the 1980-81 quarter-final, with the Citizens winning 3-1 in a replay en route to the final
  • Manchester City have won each of their last six meetings with Everton – all coming in the Premier League – their best ever winning run against the Toffees.
  • Everton last reached the FA Cup semi-final in the 2015-16 campaign. The Toffees have lost four of their last five FA Cup games against fellow Premier League opponents, though did eliminate Spurs in the last round.
  • Manchester City are looking to reach the FA Cup semi-final in three consecutive seasons for the first time since doing so between 1931-32 and 1933-34.
  • Everton have won their last four FA Cup home games, last winning five in a row at Goodison Park between January 1999 and January 2000.
  • Manchester City have won 10 of their last 12 FA Cup away games, drawing with Huddersfield (February 2017) and losing at Wigan (February 2018) in the others.
  • Everton’s Richarlison has scored three goals in his two FA Cup appearances this season, having scored just once in his previous five games in the competition.
  • Man City’s Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 13 goals in his 14 appearances in the FA Cup (9 goals, 4 assists). However, the quarter-final is the only round of the competition the Brazilian has played in but not scored.