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Bristol City 0-3 Man City: Foden bags brace as Citizen reach FA Cup quarter-finals

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An easy win over Bristol City sends City to the next round of the FA Cup.

Manchester City defeated Bristol City 3-0 in their FA Cup clash on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s side reached the competition’s quarter-finals after a dominant display at Ashton Gate.

No Haaland, no problem!

Guardiola decided to start Erling Haaland on the bench, starting with Julian Alvarez as his side’s main striker.

Bristol City found a solid start to the game, making a few chances to score the opener. But it was the Citizens who clinched an early goal through Phil Foden.

Following a precise cutback from Riyad Mahrez, Foden smashed the ball home from close range to make it 1-0 for the visitors. Citizens remained in charge of the possession but couldn’t make enough goalscoring opportunities to extend their lead before the break.

Guardiola replaced Mahrez with Jack Grealish in the second period as his side pushed for the second goal. The Citizens’ efforts finally paid off when Foden completed his brace in the 74th minute.

The England international converted Julian Alvarez’s assist with a precise low shot from inside the box. But that wasn’t the end of City’s attacks in the second period.

Only seven minutes after Foden’s strike, Grealish sat Kevin De Bruyne up for his side’s third goal. The 31-year-old’s spectacular shot from behind the box made it 3-0 for City as they reached FA Cup’s quarter-finals.

City must now prepare for a crucial league game against Newcastle on Saturday.