Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confident about his team's performance despite injury crisisGetty

Manchester City will travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City in a third round FA Cup clash on 9 January.

Where to watch

Kickoff is at 3pm GMT. There is no Live TV or Radio coverage of the game in the UK. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.25pm GMT on BBC One and BBC One HD.


Manchester City begin their FA Cup campaign against Premier League rivals Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini is also facing an injury crisis in defence with Eliaquim Mangala the latest player to join the growing list in the treatment room. They are already without skipper Vincent Kompany and with the Frenchman now sidelined, Bacary Sagna could be forced to play at centre-back, a position he is familiar with from his time with former club Arsenal.

The Premier League title contenders have struggled on the road in recent weeks having recorded just one victory in their last seven away games, with the latest defeat coming at the hands of Everton in the first-leg of the League Cup semifinal. The Chilean manager will hope that his team can get over the first hurdle despite the injuries to key players.

Norwich, meanwhile, are coming into the game on the back of consecutive home wins in the Premier League over Aston Villa and Southampton and the manager will hope they can continue the momentum and compound City's miserable away form. The manager Alex Neil is likely to rest a few key players at the start after admitting that the Premier League was the club's main priority.

Betting odds

Manchester City win: 13/18

Norwich City win:19/5


What managers say

Manuel Pellegrini [on Sagna playing centre-back due to injuries]:"We will see tomorrow the eleven starters but Bacary is an option to play as a centre-back. He has done it before in the past and he likes to play in that position. He is an important option for us and especially now that Pablo Zabaleta has recovered from his injury and he will start playing."

Alex Neil:"Let's not kid on. The Premier League is the most important thing for us," he said. "We would like a run in the cup, we want to do well in the FA Cup but the priority will be the Premier League."

Team news

Norwich City:Ruddy; Martin, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Redmond, Tettey, O'Neil, Brady; Hoolahan; Jerome.

Manchester City:Caballero; Sagna, Otamendi, Demichelis, Clichy; Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Delph, Sterling; Bony.