FA Cup: Iheanacho completes rout as Man City whip Huddersfield

"It's the best Sergio Aguero ever".

It followed his double against Monaco in the Champions League last week and got City coach Pep Guardiola's seal of approval.

"It's extremely important because the FA Cup it's a handsome competition and we want to go as far as possible".

City will play six games in the next 19 days and without Guardiola unable to select captain Vincent Kompany - as well as long-term absentees Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus - for the FA Cup fifth round replay with Huddersfield he is considering rotating his squad for the demanding fixture schedule.

But the morning after the night before it emerged that Aguero was still waiting to be personally informed that he remains part of Guardiola's plans.

"His performance was incredible", Guardiola said, "not just his runs, but he runs at the right moment, the right tempo. He is so precise with the ball, his dribbling". "When he plays at that level, Sergio, he is unstoppable".

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Sterling will be one of players that Guardiola will be hoping can make a difference.

City fell behind early on but roared back into the tie to win 5-1, with Aguero scoring twice and setting up another for Pablo Zabaleta. Aguero netted again in the seventy third minute before substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored with the last kick of the game. I have three months left to give my best.

Ultimately, Huddersfield was outclassed, which was to be predicted after making nine changes from its first-choice lineup. Sometimes in this period of the year, some of the top teams in the Championship are more unsafe than some in the Premier League. There was sarcastic applause from some City fans when he saved Huddersfield's second shot on goal just before halftime.

Aleix Garcia is determined to show Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola that he can be trusted in big games.

Their next step in the competition will be away to Middlesbrough on the 11th of March.

  • Toni Ryan