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Noel sends Blues on date with Sven

FA Cup

FA Cup

Cty will travel to Leicester to meet Sven Goran-Eriksson's side in the FA Cup third round.

In an amazing coincidence City fan Noel Gallagher pulled the Blues out of the hat just seconds after Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno, a Leicester supporter, had drawn out his favourites.

The two rock stars, at Wembley for the draw, laughed and hugged at the news of the renewal of the 1969 final won by the Blues thanks to Neil Young's famous goal.

The contest will have a nostalgic feel for the older fans of both sides, some of City's current squad who played under Sven and for boss Roberto Mancini who credits the Swede with being a major influence on his own managerial career. Mancini also spent a short spell as a Leicester player.

Games take place over the weekend of January 7/8/9/10 with final dates and kick-off times determined after the television companies have had their say.

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Hart praises City spirit

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Joe Hart shook off the disappointment of conceding a late goal to praise City’s character on a predictably tough assignment at Stoke.

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Late strike robs Richards of glory

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Micah Richards thought his brilliant first goal since January had earned City three priceless points only for never-say-die Stoke to conjure a deflating equaliser in the final seconds at the Britannia Stadium.