2020-21 FA Cup
Third Round Proper (Last 64)
8-11 January 2021

Manchester City will be eager to avoid a potential banana skin when they host Birmingham City in a third round 2020-21 FA Cup tie at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off is at 15:30 CAT.

The two teams will cross paths for the first time across all competitions since a 2-0 League Cup win for the Cityzens in 2011. Owen Hargreaves and Mario Balotelli were on target that day.

The Manchester club are six-time champions of England’s most prestigious cup competition, the most recent of which victory’s came in 2019 when they defeated Watford 6-0 at Wembley Stadium. Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling scored two goals apiece as Pep Guardiola’s troops stormed to the joint-biggest win in FA Cup final history.

Birmingham City have only ever reached two FA Cup finals, losing on both occasions. Their most recent final appearance came way back in 1956 against the Cityzens who ran out 3-1 winners.

The Citizens suffered a 2-0 semi-final loss to eventual champions Arsenal last season while the Blues exited the competition last season in the fifth round, following a 1-0 loss away to Leicester City.

This will be the first FA Cup meeting between the two clubs since 2001 when goals from Andy Morrison, Darren Huckerby and Shaun Goater steered the Manchester club to a 3-2 win.

Manchester City vs Birmingham City head-to-head statistics: 

Matches played: 107
Manchester City wins: 49
Birmingham City wins: 39
Draws: 19

FA Cup Third Round Proper fixtures: Time CAT

Friday, 08 January

 

21:45 – Aston Villa vs Liverpool

21:45 – Wolves vs Crystal Palace

 

Saturday, 09 January

 

14:00 – Everton vs Rotherham

14:00 – Boreham Wood vs Millwall

14:00 – Luton Town vs Reading

14:00 – Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City

14:00 – Norwich City vs Coventry

14:15 – Chorley vs Derby County

17:00 – Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster

17:00 – Blackpool vs West Brom

17:00 – Wycombe vs Preston North End

17:00 – QPR vs Fulham

17:00 – Stevenage vs Swansea City

17:00 – Burnley vs MK Dons

17:00 – Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United

17:00 – Oldham Athletic vs Bournemouth

17:00 – Stoke City vs Leicester City

17:00 – Exeter City vs Sheffield Wednesday

19:30 – Arsenal vs Newcastle United

20:00 – Brentford vs Middlesbrough

20:00 – Huddersfield vs Plymouth Argyle

22:00 – Manchester United vs Watford

22:00 – Southampton vs Shrewsbury

 

Sunday, 10 January

 

15:30 – Crawley Town vs Leeds United

15:30 – Bristol City vs Portsmouth

15:30 – Cheltenham vs Mansfield Town

15:30 – Chelsea vs Morecambe

15:30 – Manchester City vs Birmingham City

15:30 – Barnsley vs Tranmere

19:00 – Marine vs Tottenham Hotspur

21:45 – Newport County vs Brighton & Hove Albion

 

Monday, 11 January

 

22:00 – Stockport County vs West Ham United