Unstoppable Man City stretch winning streak to 15 games after thrashing top English club side in tough FA Cup game

Unstoppable Man City stretch winning streak to 15 games after thrashing top English club side in tough FA Cup game

- Swansea vs Man City fifth round of FA Cup fixture ended in a 3-1 win for Pep Guardiola's men

- Walker, Sterling and Jesus all grabbed a goal each to propel the Premier League leaders to the last eight of the competition

- They now join rivals Man United in the next stage, with the Red Devils qualifying thanks to their 1-0 hard-fought win over West Ham

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Man City have qualified for the FA Cup quarter-finals following their 3-1 comfortable win over Swansea in the fifth round of the competition.

The Citizens went into the match on the backdrop of an impressive run of results that has seen them go 14 matches without defeat.

Pep Guardiola's men demolished reigning Premier League champions Liverpool 4-1 in their last outing and were therefore keen to build on the momentum to book a slot in the last eight of the FA Cup.

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City faced no major hurdle on their way to victory against The Swans during their Wednesday evening, February 10, meeting played at Liberty Stadium as they took a comfortable lead into the breakthrough Kyle Walker's goal scored in the 30th minute.

Jesus, Sterling score as Man City hammer Swansea to reach FA Cup quarters

Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus all scored to earn the league leaders a spot in the last eight of the competition. Photo by Ian Cook.
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Despite being dominated through the half, the hosts had a couple of chances which they failed to make count.

Upon the resumption of the second half, Raheem Sterling doubled the visitors' advantage in the 47th minute, sliding home clinically after Swansea allowed him acres of space.

Gabriel Jesus put the game beyond Steve Cooper's men three minutes later, making it 3-0 with a beautifully-taken goal.

Mendy should have made it 4-0 in the 75th minute but was brilliantly denied a tap in by Latibeaudiere.

Substitute Morgan Whittaker went on to punish City two minutes later, pulling one back for the hosts.

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Hopes by the home side to spring a comeback were dashed by a resolute City defence who let in no other goal as the tie ended in favour of Pep's men.

The win means the Etihad outfit are through to the quarterfinals of the tournament, joining rivals Man United who booked their place after a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham.

City are looking to replicate their domestic treble success of two seasons ago as they are already through to the finals of EFL Cup and currently top the Premier League standings with 50 points, five ahead of United and with a game in hand.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League table-toppers Manchester City have recorded the most negative net transfer spending among the top five European Leagues in the last 10 years.

The six-time English league champions are said to have spent a staggering €1 billion on signings but could only recoup €375m - meaning they lost a sum of €631m in the period under review.

Manchester United are behind their City rivals both on the EPL table and the list of teams who have lost more money on the continent.

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