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Man City vs Burnley live score, updates, highlights from the FA Cup as Haaland starts on Kompany’s Etihad Stadium return

ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER — Vincent Kompany makes an emotional return to Manchester City on Saturday when he leads his Burnley side in an FA Cup quarterfinal at the Etihad Stadium.

Kompany lifted the trophy twice at City, with the second occasion in the 2019 final against Watford doubling up as his farewell outing. The Belgium defender played 360 games for the club and won 10 major honours as a talismanic captain.

Pep Guardiola has tipped Kompany as a potential successor at City but his immediate focus will be on beating the runaway Championship leaders and securing a fifth successive Wembley semifinal outing.

Erling Haaland remained in the City starting XI four days on from racking up five goals in a 7-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

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Man City vs Burnley live updates, highlights from FA Cup

20 mins from kickoff: Kompany isn’t the only ex-City face on the Burnley coaching staff. Craig Bellamy is one of his assistants and is currently out in the field, kicking a few balls around. “I know that Guardiola has had a huge impact on Vinny. He has had a huge impact on everyone,” the former Wales forward told the Daily Mail this week. “How can you love football and not love this human being? How can you not love what Guardiola has given us over the last 15 years, that Barcelona team and everything else he has created?”

40 mins from kickoff: The general consensus was that Erling Haaland would get the evening off. On the other hand, he did only play an hour as he rattled home five goals in Tuesday’s 7-0 win over RB Leipzig, so he should be fresh enough. The Norway superstar is one shy of 40 for the season in all competitions. Yes, I know it’s mid-March.

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58 mins from kickoff: This is what Kompany’s Burnley team looks like. They might now be banking on a fair few spaces to exploit within that very attacking City lineup.

1 hour from kickoff: Here’s the City team. It looks like Rico Lewis will be inverting from left-back. Kalvin Phillips doesn’t start, which begs the fairly obvious question of when on earth will he? It’s a very attacking XI, with Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden all involved.

1 hr 15 mins from kickoff: So, what are our chances of an upset today and Kompany running roughshod over decent chunk of all the goodwill? Well, Burnley have been a revelation this season and are three wins away from confirming an instant return to the Premier League. City were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by relegation-threatened Southampton and you’d struggle to make a compelling case that the Saints are a better team this season than the runaway Championship leaders. That said, City are in far better form than they were in January, with the 7-0 midweek demolition of RB Lepzig the ninth match of an ongoing unbeaten run.

1 hr 30 mins from kickoff: Vincent Kompany is back at the Etihad Stadium, in charge of his irresistibly in-form Burnley side against Manchester City, a club he captained to 10 major honours over the course of a decade-long stay. Kompany is adored here and Pep Guardiola has been laying it on thick. “Vincent Kompany, we have missed you,” the City boss wrote in his programme notes, having already flagged up the former Belgium centre-back as a potential successor. “Honestly, it will be a pleasure to play against Vinny. His work-ethic, knowledge of the game, passion, mentality… Vincent has everything.”

2 hours from kickoff: Hello and welcome to the Sporting News’ live coverage of Manchester City versus Burnley in the sixth round of the FA Cup.

Man City vs Burnley lineups

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips made a belated first start for City in the previous round but is back on the bench this time. Aymeric LaporteRiyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez come in if Guardiola shuffles his pack, with regular cup goalkeeper Stefan Ortega set to replace Ederson between the posts

Man City starting lineup (3-2-4-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Walker, Dias, Laporte — Rodri, Lewis — Mahrez, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Foden — Haaland

Burnley’s 3-1 win a Hull in midweek took them to within three wins of an instant return to the Premier League, meaning Kompany could be minded to go with a strong lineup. City loanee Taylor Harwood-Bellis is unavailable but is nursing a foot injury in any case. Ashley Barnes scored when the sides met in this competition in 2018 and is expected to lead the line as Jay Rodriguez nurses a knock.

Burnley starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Peacock-Farrell (GK) — Roberts, Al Dakhil, Beyer, Maatsen — Gudmundsson, Cullen — Vitinho, Tella, Zaroury — Barnes

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How to watch Man City vs Burnley

  TV channel Streaming
Canada Sportsnet 360
UK BBC One BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport 
Australia Paramount+
New Zealand Sky Sports 7, beIN Sports Sky Sport NOW, beIN Sports Connect
Hong Kong myTV SUPER
Malaysia Astro SuperSport

Astro GO, sooka


UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK on BBC. The free-to-air broadcaster will also stream the action via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

USA: This match will be available on ESPN+

Canada: The FA Cup quarterfinal can be seem on Sportsnet 360.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream City v Burnley on Paramount+


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