And that's it!
And that's the game! City progress through to Round Four with ease, beating Birmingham 3-0 thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva (2) and Phil Foden. Birmingham were much improved in the second half, but Pep Guardiola will be happy with his teams performance.
87'- CHANCE BIRMINGHAM
Bela has posed a huge threat to City since coming on, beating his man once more and forcing Steffen to make a good stop.
82'- CHANCE BIRMINGHAM
Jeremie Bela skips past Walker and drives into the box, opting to shoot instead of squaring to Jutkiewicz. Bela perhaps made the wrong choice there.
80'- Good defending
Phil Foden is put through one-on-one, but Marc Roberts does extremely well to track back and intercept Foden. Great defending there.
Gabriel Jesus is off and 17-year-old Liam Delap is on. Great chance for the youngster to impress Pep here.
72'- CHANCE BIRMINGHAM
Bela tries his luck from distance, shooting into the gloves of Steffen who collects comfortably. Positive play from Birmingham there.
Fernandinho is on for Rodri and Lukas Jutkiewicz and Jeremie Bela are on for Jonathan Leko and Ivan Sunjic.
61- NO GOAL
Mahrez loses his marker and slots the ball home through the legs of Prieto, but the goal is disallowed for offside with Marhez making his run too early. Good line from the Birmingham defence there.
A City corner is delivered with pace, falling inside the six yard box but Prieto is there to smother the ball and clear the ball to safety. Good keeping from the Spaniard.
55'- Possession play
City are keeping possession, but in defensive areas where they can't hurt Birmingham. City have their 3-0 lead so are happy to keep Birmingham off the ball.
Both sides have made changes as John Stones, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Felix Nmecha have come on for City, wheras Birmingham have introduced Marc Roberts and Adam Clayton.
The players are out and the second half is underway!
An expected pattern to the play, City dominating and Birmingham happy to sit back. Goals from Bernardo Silva (2) and Phil Foden see Pep Guardiola's men with a comfy lead at the half-time break.
And that's half time!
44'- FREE KICK CITY
City win a free kick on the edge of the Birmingham box after a clumsy Sunjic tackle. Mahrez takes and his effort sails over the bar.
Scott Hogan finds space out wide and drives inside the box, where he fizzes in a cross which is collected in the nick of time by City keeper Zack Steffen.
35- CHANCE CITY
De Bruyne plays a perfect pass to Jesus, who cleverly dinks Prieto but Kieftenbeld is alert to clear off the line.
34'- 3-0 City
Foden finds space outside the box, and curls an effort past Prieto to put the game out of sight. City dominant as expected.
34'- GOAL CITY
Foden gets a deserved goal in some style!
32'- PENALTY SHOUT
A long ball forward from the City defence is latched onto from Foden, but San Jose slides in, taking out Foden. The decision goes to VAR but the challenge was deemed to be outside the box, meaning no penalty.
30'- CHANCE CITY
Kevin De Bruyne plays a perfect through ball into Gabriel Jesus, who opts to shoot into the chest of Prieto instead of pulling the ball back to a free Sliva. Corner City.
Jon Toral has a slight leg issue after a lunging challenge on Kyle Walker. Toral is off momentarily but swiftly returns onto the pitch after treatment.
19'- Good Birmingham move
Birmingham show some attacking threat as Jonathan Leko slips past Joao Cancelo into the box before being intercepted by Rodri. More promising from the visitors.
15'- Passing Excellence
The move starts with Riyad Mahrez on the right hand side, who plays an outside the foot through ball to Kevin De Bruyne, who plays the ball across the box to Bernardo Silva for an easy tap-in. So simple. 2-0 City.
15'- GOAL CITY
Outstanding passing move from City!
10'- Expected pattern to the game
Manchester City as expected are retaining plenty of possession in the final third, and Birmingham are happy to sit back and let the hosts dictate the game. Prieto could face plenty more shots on target to keep City at bay.
8'- 1-0 City
The ball falls to Bernardo Silva inside the box, and Silva steps up and volleys into the top corner past an outstretched Prieto. Great goal from the winger to open the scoring on what could be a long afternoon for Birmingham.
8'- GOAL CITY
Great strike from Bernardo Silva!
Manchester City and Birmingham City kick-off their FA Cup campaign at the Etihad Stadium.
Team News: Birmingham City
Birmingham boss Aitor Karanka has made multiple changes from the side that lost against Blackburn Rovers 2-0 last Saturday, and reads as follows:
XI: Prieto, Colin, Clarke-Salter, San Jose, Friend, (C), Sunjic, Kieftenbeld, Sanchez, Toral, Leko, Hogan
SUBS: Etheridge, Pedersen, Dean, Dacres-Cogley, Roberts, Clayton, McGree, Bela, Jutkiewicz
Team News- Manchester City
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has opted for a strong lineup this afternoon which reads as follows:
XI: Steffen, Cancelo, Dias, Walker, Mendy, Rodrigo, Mahrez, De Bruyne (C), Foden, Bernardo, Jesus
SUBS: Ederson, Stones, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Delap, Harwood-Bellis, Nmecha, Mbete
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