Why The Signs Aren’t Good For Swansea City Ahead Of Manchester City FA Cup Meeting
The Premier League title chase has to take a backseat for the time being, with Manchester City having to switch their attention to the FA Cup this weekend,
The easiest cup run-in in history? Well that’s up for debate, and while we await the results of Manchester City apparently blatantly flaunting Financial Fair Play Rules, the Cityzens travel down to South Wales to face Swansea City.
It’s not looking good for the Swans, with a superbly marauding City side who are currently taking no prisoners. This week, with their 7-0 win over Schalke 04, City have scored six or more goals for the third time this season, more than Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, and Liverpool combined.
The Swans aint sitting pretty at the moment, 15th in the Championship after 36 games under Graham Potter.
They’ll certainly be aware that City haven't lost in 13 games against Swansea, and that the last victory over the Blues was way back in March 2012.
The last time they met, in their relegation-set season, City ran out 5-0 winners, incredibly with five different scorers.
David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, and Gabriel Jesus all gone on the sheet with a riveting performance at the Etihad,
The last City defeat - aside from conceding that Wilfried Bony was an awful signing - against Swansea was March 11th, 2012.
Manchester City have progressed from three of their last four FA Cup Quarter-Finals with their only defeat in this time coming against Championship opposition in 2013/14 against their bogey team, losing 2-1 to Wigan Athletic.
Furthermore, the last time City travelled down to the Liberty Stadium they won 4-0; That means in their last two meetings, City have scored nine goals without reply.
The last time Swansea got a win was back in 2012, via a Luke Moore goal in the last ten minutes.
It’s not looking positive for Swansea. They've only won one of their last fourteen against the Cityzens and certainly need to step up to stop City from entering the last four of the world’s oldest football competition.
A more impressive record setter, City can become the first side since Norwich City in 1950/51 to win away FA Cup matches in a single season. The Canaries beat Newport County and Rhyl 68 years ago.
City are determined in their pursuit of the Quadruple, that would put them on a pedestal none have achieved before them. Against Swansea, and after their League Cup win, two down is looking increasingly more likely.