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City v Port Vale: FA Cup date and time revealed

The time and date for City’s FA Cup third round tie with Port Vale has now been confirmed.

The Blues will host The Valiants at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 4 January 2020 with a 5.31pm kick-off.

The match has not been selected for live TV coverage.

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The kick-off times for all ties are part of the FA’s ‘Heads Up’ campaign.

The FA website states:

“The Football Association has today announced that all Emirates FA Cup third round ties will be delayed by one minute to encourage fans to ‘Take A Minute’ to think about looking after their mental health, as part of the ‘Heads Up’ campaign.

“The move will see all 32 ties, excluding replays, kick off one minute later than their traditionally scheduled broadcast and non-broadcast time slots, for example 3.01pm, 12.16pm and 7.46pm.

“It is hoped that the initiative will raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health, with 60 seconds representing just the first step in the journey to improved well-being. During the minute delay, fans will be encouraged to consider the positive impact 60 seconds can have on their own well-being or in supporting a friend or family member.

“Heads Up is partnering with Public Health England’s ‘Every Mind Matters’ across the Emirates FA Cup third round to draw attention to the simple steps we can all take to look after our mental health and well-being.”

Ticket details will be released in due course.

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