Manchester Derby in FA Cup

Manchester City defeated United in the FA Cup semi-finals last season. Image courtesy of Getty Images/uefa.com
Manchester City  and Manchester United  clash in a mouth-watering FA Cup third round tie tonight. United will be looking for revenge in the competition after being beaten 1-0  by their fierce rivals in the semi-final stage of the competition last season. Further to that loss, the Citizens humiliated their cross town rivals 6-1 in the League at Old Trafford in October with Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko both scoring a brace.

United go into the match off the back of consecutive defeats to Blackburn and Newcastle in the League, while City bounced back from their shock 1-0 defeat to Sunderland on New Year’s Day with a 3-0 win over Liverpool.

Other matches see Chelsea  and Portsmouth  lock horns in a repeat of the 2010 final, while Sheffield Wednesday , currently second in League One, host Championship high flyers West Ham .

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