CommentaryReporting by Jack Mumford @mancity


Injury news...

It was positive news from the boss about all three potential absentees.

John Stones has been absent with a hamstring problem sustained in the FA Cup victory over Arsenal a month ago.

Aymeric Laporte was ill for the trip to RB Leipzig, and also missed the trips to Bournemouth and Bristol City.

Stefan Ortega Moreno took a knock on his hand in the FA Cup tie with Bristol City and was forced to some off at half-time but is also back in training.

“They (have) trained, and they feel better – much better," said Pep.


Pep on Kompany

On Wednesday, we discovered our FA Cup quarter-final opponents will be Vincent Kompany's Burnley side.

In his media briefing yesterday, Pep Guardiola was full of praise for the City legend's start to life as a manager and had a prediction for his future.

“He will be back sooner or later. His destiny to be manager of City is already written in the stars. It’s going to happen. I don’t know when but it’s going to happen.

“It will be quarter-finals of the FA Cup, an incredible chance to reach the semi-finals at Wembley. We will try to compete against Vinnie and his team.

“Work ethic, knowledge of the game, experience. Doing what he has done is so difficult and he is doing really well. He knows the club, knows the environment, our fans, what our people need. The destiny is there.”


The highlights from last night's win...


City's weekend

Our EDS were huge victors last night at West Ham, running out 5-1 winners.

We have a Barclays Women's Super League assignment against Spurs tomorrow, with Gareth Taylor's side in red-hot form.

For today though, it's just Pep Guardiola's side!


It's a chilly one today!


February Goal of the Month

A new month means an opportunity to reflect on the goals of the last few weeks...


Same City, Same Passion

You may notice us warming up in a new kit today.

We will wear this jazzy number pre-match today, while Gareth Taylor's side will also play in the kit for the Barclays Women’s Super League fixture against Tottenham Spurs on Sunday 5th March at the Academy Stadium.

With a unique design inspired by Mancunian Emmeline Pankhurst, the kit sees PUMA join forces with the club’s charity, City in the Community (CITC), to accelerate access to girls’ football across Greater Manchester.

The shirts will also be auctioned off through City in the Community digital channels in the coming weeks for the Club's charity and the Pankhurst Trust.


Matchday Live

Shaun Goater and Steve Howey are the guests on today's show, starting just before team news is announced at 11:30 (UK).

Elz will also be out and about around the Etihad Stadium getting a flavour of what a matchday entails.

Don't miss it! Stay on this page and the video will appear as soon as the show starts.



Strong run v Newcastle

City have won our last 13 Premier League home games against Newcastle – only Everton (14 vs Fulham) have had a longer winning home run against an opponent in the competition.