Man City midfielder Fernandinho: No reason to prioritise trophies

He was restored to the lineup for Man City's FA Cup fifth-round replay against Huddersfield on Wednesday night, but faced further scrutiny with less than seven minutes on the clock as he allowed Harry Bunn's shot to squirm under his body and give the visitors a surprise lead.

Two more City goals then followed in quick succession, firstly via a penalty from Sergio Aguero after Nicolás Otamendi was fouled in the box.

The City manager decided on his arrival at the club last July that Hart was not suited to a possession-based style of football.

Sterling will be one of players that Guardiola will be hoping can make a difference.

Goal has previously reported that the hard-working Gabriel Jesus was signed to inspire better performances from Aguero, and City chiefs believe that decision is already paying dividends even with the Brazilian sidelined through injury.

Aguero returned to the team and is doing exactly what Guardiola wants.

Garcia faces tough competition to start ahead of Fernandinho and Yaya Toure, who has excelled in the deep-lying midfield role since coming back into the side. Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho added a fifth goal in second-half stoppage time. "I have three months to give my best and hopefully we can achieve some title".

Ultimately, Huddersfield was outclassed, which was to be predicted after making nine changes from its first-choice lineup.

Pep Guardiola has indicated that England goalkeeper Joe Hart's Manchester City career is over, regardless of how well he performs at Torino. Sometimes in this period of the year, some of the top teams in the Championship are more risky than some in the Premier League.

Yesterdays win sets up a quarter-final match against Middlesbrough on March 11, forcing Citys Premier League game against Stoke City, originally scheduled for that date, to be brought forward to next Wednesday.

  • Joe Gonzales