27 min Newcastle have completed 15 passes in the game. City are about to go past 200.
25 min Sterling’s shot on the turn is beaten away by Darlow, and then Mendy leathers a low cross that flashes past everyone in the six-yard box. Time for a drinks break. Newcastle sure need one.
24 min: Good save by Darlow! Mahrez’s long-range hits a defender and deflects to Sterling, whose close-range shot is blocked by Darlow. Moments later, De Bruyne’s long-range shot hits Longstaff and deflects wide.
22 min Newcastle can’t get out of their half. It’s so one-sided.
20 min Otamendi foulds Carroll 30 yards from goal, a stupid piece of defending that gives Newcastle a set-piece opportunity.
19 min A lovely effort from Mahrez, who curls just wide of the far post from 25 yards. Darlow wouldn’t have got to it.
17 min Walker picks up a loose ball on the right wing and smashes a low cross towards the far post. The ball hits the heel of Jesus and flies just wide. He was slow to react, possibly because he thought Silva in front of him would score.
16 min At the other end De Bruyne’s long-range shot has the sting taken out of it by Sean Longstaff, and the ball loops through to the keeper Darlow.
14 min Carroll’s long-range shot takes a deflection and is comfortably held by Bravo.
12 min: Chance for Mahrez! De Bruyne’s low pass found its way through to Silva on the left edge of the penalty area. He played a square pass to tee up Mahrez, who whipped a curling shot over the bar. For a player of his class, that was a decent chance.
11 min Mendy thrashes a hopeful shot well wide of the near post.
10 min Jesus wins a corner for City, who are very dominant. It’s played short and worked across the field to Mahrez, whose shot from the edge of the area is blocked.
9 min City are playing an unusual 4-2-1-3 formation, with De Bruyne alongside Gundogan and David Silva a bit further forward.
5 min It’s all City at the moment. Saint-Maximin provides a bit of respite with a jaunty pirouette past two City players that allows Newcastle to beat the press for the first time.
1 min A fast start from City, who win the first corner after 40 seconds. Mahrez will take it…
1 min Peep peep! Manchester City kick off from left to right. They are in their ice-lolly away strip; Newcastle are wearing black-and-white stripes.
Leicester 0-1 Chelsea Ross Barkley’s goal has put Chelsea into the semi-finals.
Andy Carroll starts a match for the first time this year, replacing Joelinton up front. He’ll be trying to unsettle Claudio Bravo, who starts in goal for City.
Newcastle (3-4-2-1) Darlow; Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez; Manquillo, Hayden, S Longstaff, Rose; Saint-Maximin, Almiron; Carroll.
Substitutes: Dubravka, Shelvey, Joelinton, Gayle, Muto, Krafth, Yedlin, Lazaro, M Longstaff.
Manchester City (4-1-2-3) Bravo; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; Gundogan; De Bruyne, D Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
Substitutes: Ederson, Stones, Zinchenko, Rodri, Sane, B Silva, Cancelo, Foden, Harwood-Bellis.
Referee Lee Mason.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Newcastle’s first FA Cup quarter-final in 14 years. After beating Rochdale, Oxford and West Brom in the earlier rounds, they are now playing at the competition’s highest difficulty level: Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side will be in the mood to make Newcastle pay for Liverpool winning the league. Despite the pathetic defence of their league title, City could still end the season with three major trophies, so these aren’t exactly end times at the Etihad.
Newcastle drew 2-2 with City in the league and are in excellent form themselves, so they will feel they have a great chance of blowing the competition wide open. The match will be decided tonight, with extra-time and penalties if necessary. The winners will join Manchester United, Arsenal and
Chelsea in the last four.
either Leicester or
Kick off 6.30pm.