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Manchester City vs Stoke takes place in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday in the early lunchtime kick off. City will be hoping to continue their great form against Stoke, being unbeaten in 7 games against their Premier League rivals. The game will kick off at 12.45 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Manchester City will be big favorites for this match, however, Stoke have home advantage and will be hoping to cause an upset. In the league this season Stoke have proven difficult to beat, and they will try and stifle the reigning Premier League champions in this FA Cup encounter.
Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has reportedly been named back fit and should start, however, the hosts will be without defender Andy Wilkinson, who is out with a back injury.
For Man City influential midfielder Samir Nasri is a doubt following a virus and he is at best 50:50 to start.
City are unbeaten in their past seven league and FA Cup encounters with Stoke, winning four and drawing three of those games. Stoke have not beaten City since knocking them out of this very competition in the Fifth Round in 2010 when they won 3-1 in a replay at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke are proving to have a fantastic FA Cup record in recent years, reaching the quarter finals in each of the past three seasons. However, they will be up against it today to keep up that record and will have to take down the English Premier League champs to progress today.
Manchester City vs Stoke is scheduled to kick off at 12.45 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.
Here is a video of the highlights and goals from Manchester City's recent game against Fulham: