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Match Info | Season 2018/19

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Oxford United
Man City

CITY TRIO: What a first half from City!

CITY TRIO: What a first half from City!

Everything you need to know ahead of City's trip to Oxford United in the Carabao Cup...

When and where

City travel to the Kassam Stadium to take on the U's in the third round.

The clash kicks off at 7:45pm BST on Tuesday 25 September

The match is not being shown live in the UK but fans around the world can find out where they can watch the match with our TV listings

Team news


Pep Guardiola revealed he is planning to ring the changes, handing first-team minutes to those who have not received much gametime this season, such as Danilo, who continues his build up to match fitness after two months out with injury, Oleks Zinchenko and Brahim Diaz.

Kevin De Bruyne is out after sustaining a lateral collateral ligament lesion in training, while Claudio Bravo is also unavailable, having sustained an Achilles tendon injury. The Chilean 'keeper underwent scans, which confirmed a rupture in the tendon of his left foot.

Benjamin Mendy is also a doubt, having missed City's recent matches with Fulham, Lyon and Cardiff with a foot problem.


U's manager Karl Robinson was only able to name six substitutes in Saturday's home defeat to Walsall.

Marcus Browne (knee), Fabio Lopes (knee), Rob Hall, Simon Eastwood, Samir Carruthers and Jamie Mackie (hip) - who famously scored against City in the 3-2 triumph over Queens Park Rangers in May 2012 - are all unavailable.

Robinson has suggested he might rest some players for the match.




Every Angle: Mahrez off the mark!

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There have only been 13 competitive meetings between the two sides, taking place between January 1974 and March 1998.

City have emerged victorious on six occasions, while there have been two draws and Oxford have won five times.

The Blues last defeated the U's in February 1997 with a 4-1 triumph. Georgi Kinkladze bagged a brace, while an Uwe Rosler strike and an own-goal completed the rout.

Last meeting...

The pair last met in March 1998 with the U's triumphing 2-0 at Maine Road.

Last time out...

City returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 demolition of Cardiff in the Premier League, while Oxford lost 2-1 at home to Walsall in League One.

SERGIO SALUTE: Aguero celebrates a goal on his 300th appearance



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Pep Guardiola preview

"I know quite clearly the guys in the first team that are going to play.

"Danilo is coming back, Aleks [Zinchenko] and Brahim [Diaz], some players that played today are going to play because they need rhythm - Nico (Otamendi) played today but hasn't played too much in the last month. We are going to use a lot of players.

“After in the knockout games, we want to improve on our mistakes we had in the past in knock-out games – to be more solid, avoiding mistakes and we’re going to try (to go for) it (in the Carabao Cup).”

James Henry preview

"Tuesday night is an exciting one for everyone, especially the fans and hopefully we play well, which is important to take into the next game, and the fans get to enjoy a brilliant night of football.”


 There were 20 passes in the build-up for Riyad Mahrez's first City goal against Cardiff - the longest move for a goal so far in the Premier League this season.

 Sergio Aguero made his 300th appearance in all competitions for City in South Wales, with the Argentine scoring 205 goals and providing 50 assists.

• Aguero is City's all-time leading goalscorer with 205 goals; 28 more than any other player for the Club.

Five player links

Tommy Caton, Brian Horton, Craig Russell, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, Ashley Smith-Brown

Actus de l'équipe première

Fazackerley : « J’aurais fait signer Pep »

Derek Fazackerley (FR)

Ancien entraîneur adjoint de City, aujourd’hui à Oxford United, Derek Fazackerley avoue qu’il aurait fait signer un contrat à Pep Guardiola, lorsqu’il était venu pour un essai avec les Skyblues en 2005.

Oxford vs City : L'avant-match avec Fazackerley

Actus de l'équipe première

Pep encense Mahrez : "Un talent unique"

Comptes-rendus des matchs

Victoire écrasante du champion en titre à Cardiff