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Man City boss Guardiola energised by 'amazing' FA Cup

Man City head coach Pep Guardiola (right) is smiling again. Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola has already been won over by the FA Cup… The Man City boss could have been forgiven for fielding a weakened team against West Ham as he chases glory in the Premier League and Europe.

But instead he strengthened his line-up, recalling Sergio Aguero and David Silva, and was rewarded with a thumping 5-0 win at the London Stadium.

And after his first taste of the world's oldest cup competition Guardiola could not hide his delight at reaching the fourth round.

"We were focused," he said. "In Spain the cup is completely different, it's almost impossible to be eliminated in the early rounds but here it's amazing.

"People spoke a lot before I came here about how important it is and that anything can happen.

"It's always fascinating and that match was like a final, you are either in or out. Now we are happy because we are in the draw."

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Man City lose Fernandinho red card appeal

Fernandinho has been sent off three times since late November 2016. Credit: PA

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has failed with an appeal against the red card he received in Monday's match against Burnley, the Football Association has announced.

Brazilian Fernandinho was dismissed for a third time in six appearances in a match that City won 2-1 after goals from Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero.

He was ordered off for a two-footed lunge on Johann Berg Gudmundsson, and receives a four-match ban rather than the usual three games as it was his second Premier League dismissal of the campaign.

His other red came in the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach.

In a statement released by City, the FA said: "Fernandinho will serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal was rejected today following an independent regulatory commission hearing."

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Leroy Sane still a doubt for Manchester City

Leroy Sane in action for Manchester City. Credit: PA

Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns as Burnley visit the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Monday.

Midfielder Leroy Sane remains a doubt after missing the last two games with an unspecified muscle injury.

Captain Vincent Kompany (knee) is not yet ready to return, while midfielder Fabian Delph (groin) has been out since August and Ilkay Gundogan (knee) is a long-term casualty.

Provisional squad: Bravo, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov, Adarabioyo, Clichy, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Sterling, Navas, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Nolito, Garcia, Aguero, Iheanacho.

Man City v Burnley team news

Man City striker Sergio Aguero. Credit: PA

Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns as Burnley visit the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Monday.

Midfielder Leroy Sane remains a doubt after missing the last two games with an unspecified muscle injury.

Captain Vincent Kompany (knee) is not yet ready to return, while midfielder Fabian Delph (groin) has been out since August and Ilkay Gundogan (knee) is a long-term casualty.

Provisional Man City squad: Bravo, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov, Adarabioyo, Clichy, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Sterling, Navas, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Nolito, Garcia, Aguero, Iheanacho.

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