There is no doubt about it- the headliner tie of the FA Cup 4th round is Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur. The winner of this all-big six clash here moves on to the round of 16, and assumes status as a front-runner to win it.
The loser joins Arsenal as a big club bounced early, and an overall disappointment in terms of their 2023-24 FA Cup campaign.
FA Cup Fourth Round FYIs
Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur
Kickoff: Fri. Jan. 26, 8pm, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, UK
Starting XI Predictions: Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup Fun Fact: City have won their last 21 FA Cup matches not played at Wembley Stadium
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Man City are obviously hoping to be in the former, and not the latter category, as they face a stern test in defending their title here. Let’s take a look at what the first team picked by Pep Guardiola might turn out to be here.
Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Tottenham (FA Cup)
Ederson; Kyle Walker, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Sergio Gomez; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri; Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish; Julian Alvarez
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