Confirmed: Aston Villa v Manchester City lineups

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Aston Villa and Manchester City will face each other in the FA Cup this afternoon.

Aston Villa and Manchester City will face each other at Villa Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup this afternoon.

Villa will head into the tie on the back of an encouraging goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion away from home at The Hawthorns in the Premier League.

Remi Garde’s side have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, and the players will be determined to put on a good show against City.

Meanwhile, City will head into the tie against Villa on the back of a 3-1 victory over Everton in the League Cup.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be favourites to win the tie, as they have much better players and a much better team.

However, in a cup tie anything is possible, and Villa will hope to make the most of their home advantage.

If Villa fans get behind their team and support them, then Garde’s side will have a chance of staging an ‘upset’.

Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Cissokho, Gana, Westwood, Veretout, Gil, Sinclair, Ayew

Subs: Bunn, Okore, Agbonlahor, Lescott, Hutton, Lyden, Grealish

Manchester City XI: Caballero, Zabaleta (C), Sagna, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Navas, Fernandinho, Delph, Sterling, Iheanacho

Subs: Hart, Angelino, Humphreys, Barker, Silva, Celina, Aguero

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