Everton vs Manchester City: live stream, start time, how to watch the FA Cup quarter-finals (Saturday 20 March)
Manchester City’s quest for the rare quadruple continues on Saturday when they travel to Goodison Park for an FA Cup quarter-final game against Everton. In the previous round, the Cityzens eliminated Swansea 3-1 thanks to goals scored by Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. The Toffees, meanwhile, picked up an exhilarating 5-4 victory over Tottenham in extra time to secure a place in the last eight. With the aforementioned Man City duo of Sterling and Jesus, manager Pep Guardiola could look to players like Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez to make an impact as the squad continue to manage a busy schedule. For Everton, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be the talismans at the top as they look to smash a Man City defense that has been stellar lately.
Saturday’s game will only be broadcast on ESPN +. It is a stand-alone service that is not covered by a normal ESPN subscription. As a result, the match will not be available on WatchESPN or ESPN cable channels.
Everton v Manchester City (FA Cup quarter-final 2021)
Start time: 1:30 p.m. EST
TV channel / program: N / A – Game is not on normal TV channels and can only be streamed via ESPN + in the US
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More coverage via The Associated Press
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The quarter-finals have proven to be the ceiling for Manchester City in the Champions League under Pep Guardiola.
The team are back there, for a fourth consecutive season, having swept Borussia Monchengladbach in the last 16.
And this time things are very different.
The ruthless nature of City’s 4-0 cumulative victory over Gladbach, sealed by another 2-0 victory over the German side in the second leg on Tuesday, hinted that a team was in control of their destiny.
The full-time whistle celebrations were as professional as the performance. For City, we felt that the competition was now starting for real.
“From the first day I arrived here five years ago, they told me you have to win the Champions League,” Guardiola said. “So it’s always on our shoulders.”
Still, expectations turned out to be too high for Guardiola and his team in successive quarter-final outings, at Liverpool, Tottenham and – so painfully – Lyon last season.
It looks like the best chance for City to become European champions for the first time.
Thanks to a dazzling 12th-minute strike from Kevin De Bruyne’s crossbar and Ilkay Gundogan’s goal six minutes later after a fluid team movement, City claimed a 24th victory in their last 25 games in all competitions. and a seventh consecutive clean sheet in the Champions League.
The team is injury free. Guardiola was able to rest and turn his players. City lead the Premier League by 14 points, advance to the English League Cup final and now the FA Cup and Champions League quarter-finals.
In an intense season unlike any other due to the pandemic, City couldn’t be in better shape. Not that Guardiola gets carried away.
“Everything,” he said, “can change immediately in a day.”
Certainly Gladbach was not in a state to bring down City, a seventh straight loss in all competitions on the cards from the moment De Bruyne encountered a short pass from Riyad Mahrez with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area that flew in. on the underside of the crossbar.
It could have been a bigger loss for Gladbach at an empty Puskas Arena in Budapest, which was once again hosting the game because coronavirus travel restrictions prevented the team from traveling to Manchester for the second leg.
After Gundogan ran on a reverse pass from Phil Foden and slipped into the second, City chose their moments to take out Gladbach. Mahrez was twice denied by goalkeeper Yann Sommer in the second half and was also ruled out when in good position, while substitute Raheem Sterling stumbled after being played by De Bruyne.
“We have to recognize that the opponent was too strong for us tonight,” said Gladbach coach Marco Rose, whose team have lost every game since it was announced on February 15 that he would leave at the end of the season to join Borussia Dortmund. .
Gladbach has said goodbye to the Champions League and the team is unlikely to return to competition for at least a year and a half, having fallen to 10th place in the Bundesliga following their sad recent run.
City, however, continue and were joined in the last eight on Tuesday by Real Madrid, who beat Atalanta 3-1 to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory.
Liverpool, Porto, Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain reached the quarter-finals last week.
No team is going to want to face City next, even with the team’s history of imploding at this point.
“I don’t think I will make it to the semi-finals,” Guardiola said. “I think I have a good first game and after that, the second game. This is the only thing.
“When you think about what you’re going to win, you forget what you have to do.”