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Mar 1, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
5-1
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
Sane (30'), Aguero (35' pen., 74'), Zabaleta (38'), Iheanacho (91')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Bunn (7')

Result: Manchester City ease into FA Cup quarter-finals with win over Huddersfield Town

Manchester City move into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 5-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in their replay at the Etihad Stadium.

Two goals from Sergio Aguero have helped Manchester City to a 5-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in their FA Cup fifth round replay at the Etihad Stadium.

Huddersfield took the lead through Harry Bunn but Aguero's double - as well as efforts from Leroy Sane, Pablo Zabaleta and Kelechi Iheanacho - ensured that it turned out to be an easy night's work for Pep Guardiola's side.

Middlesbrough lie in wait for City in the quarter-finals, with that fixture scheduled to take place on March 11.

Harry Bunn gets to grips with Kevin De Bruyne during the FA Cup replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town on March 1, 2017© SilverHub

City started on the front foot with Sane striking the post with a volley from an acute angle and Aguero seeing a shot comfortably saved by Joel Coleman, but in the seventh minute they were left stunned as Huddersfield went in front.

A flowing counter-attack ended with Philip Billing teeing up Bunn on the left-hand side of the penalty area, and he made no mistake in firing the ball under Claudio Bravo and into the net.

Over the course of the next 20 minutes, City had two handball appeals in the area go against them, while Kevin De Bruyne saw a free kick easily saved by Coleman.

However, on the hour mark, they found an equaliser when Raheem Sterling delivered a low cross for Sane to tap home from close range.

Sergio Aguero celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring a penalty during the FA Cup replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town on March 1, 2017© SilverHub

Five minutes later, City were awarded a penalty when Jon Gorenc Stankovic was adjudged to have hauled down Nicolas Otamendi, and Aguero was able to convert from 12 yards as he sent the ball into the top corner.

City were now pushing forward in numbers and they soon netted a third when Aguero - who had hit the post a minute earlier - cut the ball back for Zabaleta to find the net from close range.

Pablo Zabaleta scores during the FA Cup replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town on March 1, 2017© SilverHub

Despite City's dominance, they almost conceded a second goal towards the end of the first half when Jack Payne was played in behind the City defence, but his effort from 10 yards was too close to Bravo.

Huddersfield needed to carry that threat into the second period and they wasted a glorious opportunity through Joe Lolley, who got in front of his marker before sending a header over the crossbar.

Sergio Aguero scores during the FA Cup replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town on March 1, 2017© SilverHub

City were still in control of the contest, but they were being restricted to long-range efforts with De Bruyne seeing a free kick tipped wide by Coleman.

However, with 16 minutes remaining, City made sure of their place in the quarter-finals as Aguero produced a smart finish to direct Sterling's cross inside the near post.

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring during the FA Cup replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town on March 1, 2017© SilverHub

Huddersfield forward Collin Quaner should have reduced the deficit in the final minute of normal time but he sliced a half-volley over the crossbar, before Iheanacho capped a bright cameo with a tap-in from inside the six-yard box to wrap up City's progress to the last eight.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal34206868432566
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Watford35148135050050
8Everton35147145044649
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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