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Fireworks paused Manchester City and Cheltenham's FA Cup clash

Saturday23 January 2021 | 19:16
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Both teams face each other ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup but the game has halted for the fireworks.

Manchester City

’s match against

Cheltenham

in the fourth round of the FA Cup was paused after the fire works rained down to the ground. It was almost 5 minutes before the kick-off that the fireworks started and the players had to stay at the sideline and wait for roughly 6 minutes before the game start.

City starts the match with 10 changes compared to the last match as

Phil Foden

is the only player who retained his position. Guardiola said prior to the game that he would not take lightly a side who are 72 places behind them in the football pyramid.

“I know the Premier League is the most important one and the Champions League is the second most important one, but four finals in a row in the Carabao Cup is because every game is important,”

Guardioa told the club's official website.

"So, no chance [of prioritising]. Even if we arrive at the game without players, we are going to play the second team, but we don’t drop any competition.

“When we lose it is because the opponent is better or we made a bad performance, but not because I don’t care for this competition.

"Cheltenham deserve my respect.

“I am more curious than other games because I don’t know them. I have had to pay more attention to what they are like as a team.

“Now I am going to play the team against Cheltenham and today we watched them, all the team, we are training exactly what we want to do to try and beat them.”

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