Swansea City will be looking to pull off a major upset in the FA Cup Fifth Round, when they take on Manchester City on Wednesday evening.
The Swans are currently sat third in the Championship table, and have impressed in this year’s campaign under the management of Steve Cooper.
But they face a completely different prospect in this one, as they prepare to face Pep Guardiola’s side at the Liberty Stadium, in what is certain to be a tricky test for the Championship side.
Manchester City are top of the Premier League standings, and are five points clear of second-placed Manchester United heading into their final 16 league matches of this year’s campaign.
They’ll be full of confidence heading into the match against Swansea as well, as they recently beat title rivals Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield on Sunday.
Musician Liam Gallagher’s love for Manchester City is no secret, and the 48-year-old issued his thoughts ahead of the clash with Swansea, and felt as though it’ll be a tough test for Guardiola’s side, and labelled Steve Cooper’s side as a ‘top team’.
It’ll be tough Swansea are a top team
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) February 10, 2021
Swansea booked their spot in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup with a 5-1 thrashing of Nottingham Forest. Whilst Manchester City were made to work hard as they eventually ran out 3-1 winners over League Two side Cheltenham Town.
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It’s good to see him not playing Swansea down heading into this one.
Swansea have shown this season in the Championship that they’re a team to be taken seriously in the race for promotion into the Premier League.
Manchester City will obviously be favourites heading into the game, as they’ve been hugely impressive in recent weeks under the management of Guardiola.
It’ll be interesting to see if Steve Cooper makes any changes to his side, as you would imagine that his main priority will be to pick up positive results in the Championship, instead of risking injury to his key players in the cup competitions.