The Championship promotion contenders Huddersfield Town enjoyed a smooth run in this season’s FA cup. They defeated the lower division sides Port Vale and Rochdale in previous two rounds by the same 4-0 margin.
Huddersfield are third in the Championship standings, 4 points short of the second automatic promotion spot occupied by Brighton. Meanwhile, the league leaders Newcastle United are at a 5-point distance.
Manchester City displayed some seamless and confident performances since the shameful 3-0 league loss to Everton on mid-January. Starting off from a 2-2 home draw against title contenders Tottenham, the Citizens have picked up four straight wins.
City will be playing their third consecutive away game in this edition’s FA Cup. They defeated fellow Premier League sides – West Ham and Crystal Palace in the earlier rounds scoring 8 goals without reply.