Man. City v Birmingham City - as it happened
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FT: Manchester City 3-0 Birmingham. An easy win for the hosts sees them into the next round of the cup.
2 minutes added.
Chelsea won 4-0. Easy for them. Leeds also lost 3-0 to Crawley.
Clarke-Salter is booked for a foul
Sanchez has a shot from the edge of the box that goes wide.
Bela has shot straight at Steffen but he spills it and claws the ball off Jutkiewicz as it goes wide. Offside though.
Bela has another effort from far out that's on to the roof of the net.
Delap has a header that goes wide.
Bela has a shot that flies past the face of goal.
Not too many chances this half but it was job done at half-time for City.
Manchester City sub: Delap on for Jesus.
Walker is booked.
Bela has a shot from far out that is straight at the keeper.
Birmingham sub: Leko off for Jutkiewicz.
Birmingham sub: Sunjic off for Bela.
The ball breaks for Bernardo in the box and just as you expect him to drill it in the net he puts it wide.
Man City sub: Rodri off for Fernandinho.
It's now 3-0 Crawley against Leeds. Incredible.
Mahrez latches on to a cross at the back post but he was offside.
Chelsea are beating Morecambe 3-0 while Leeds are losing to Crawley.
Bernardo has a shot from the centre of the box that goes wide. He stuck his leg out at the cross.
I wonder if City have taken the foot off the gas. They face Brighton on Wednesday.
No chances yet in this half.
Birmingham sub: Toral off for Clayton.
Man City sub: Harwood-Bellis on for Cancelo.
Man City sub: Stones on for Dias.
Man City sub: Nmecha on for De Bruyne.
Birmingham sub: Hogan off for Roberts.
And we're back.
HT: Manchester City 3-0 Birmingham. Easy for the hosts and they could get more in the second half.
2 minutes added.
Mahrez steps up and hits the free-kick over the bar.
Sunjic is booked for a foul on Foden.
Foden chests it down and Bernardo Silva drills an effort into the side netting. He wants his hat-trick.
The last time that City failed to make it past this round was 2011-12 when they lost to Manchester United.
Sanchez swings in the corner but Friend heads it straight at Steffen.
Gabriel Jesus is played through and waits until the keeper commits himself to chip it over him. Unfortunately for him Kieftenbeld clears it before it goes in.
First chance for Birmingham. Friend has a shot from just inside the box that Steffen gets down to comfortably.
Game over. Mahrez passes to Foden and the Englishman strikes into the far bottom corner. The keeper got a touch but couldn't keep it out.
Lovely pass through to Gabriel Jesus from De Bruyne but the former's shot is saved by the legs of the keeper.
If Birmingham can get to half-time without conceding any more goals then they are always in with a chance.
Foden drags a shot from the edge of the box wide.
City are completely dominating this match.
This is like a walk in the park for City so far. They should get more.
And it's 2 for City. De Bruyne cuts the ball back for Bernardo and he taps it in. A great pass with the outside of Mahrez's foot to find De Bruyne.
Gabriel Jesus has a shot from inside the box that is deflected wide.
An early goal is just what the doctor ordered for Manchester City.
And City have the lead. The ball is headed away by a Birmingham defender and Bernardo Silva hits the half-volley into the top corner from just inside the box. Good goal.
City are knocking the ball about looking for a breakthrough.
No chances yet in the natch. It will be a tough afternoon for Birmingham. It goes to extra-time if it's a draw.
And we're off.
Minute's silence for Colin Bell.
City last won the FA Cup in 2018-19 and have won it 6 times.
Birmingham have never won this trophy. The closest they came is runner up in 1930-31 and 1955-56. In the latter year they lost to... you guessed it, Manchester City in the final.
City haven't lost a home game since 27th September 2020. They last failed to score in a home game on 29th January 2020 and they last at home in the FA Cup in 2015.
Birmingham haven't beaten City since 2008. They haven't won away to City since 1998.
Birmingham XI: Prieto, Colin, Clarke-Salter, San Jose, Friend, Sunjic, Kieftenbeld, Sanchez, Toral, Leko, Hogan.
Man City XI: Steffen, Cancelo, Dias, Walker, Mendy, Rodrigo, Mahrez, De Bruyne (C), Foden, Bernardo, Jesus. .
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