Man City advance in FA Cup

Manchester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez crosses the ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Manchester City and Birmingham City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester north west England

Manchester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez crosses the ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Manchester City and Birmingham City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester north west England

Sergio Aguero's disrupted season has suffered another setback with Manchester City's all-time top goalscorer forced into self-isolation after coming into close contact with a positive coronavirus case.

Aguero was set to make his first start since October but was believed to be isolating after somebody close to him tested positive for Covid-19.

"I don't know exactly because he has been tested like all of us six times in the last 10-15 days so it is negative".

Aguero was expected to start in its FA Cup third-round tie against second-tier Birmingham City on Sunday but did not feature in the matchday squad as Guardiola's team registered a 3-0 victory following two goals from Bernardo Silva and one from Phil Foden. Today I think he was negative too but the protocols says in some cases isolate, and in other cases we still play football.

MANCHESTER ENGLAND- JANUARY 10 Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City runs with the ball during the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Birmingham City at Etihad Stadium
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Pep Guardiola made four changes from the team that beat Manchester United in the League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. Kevin De Bruyne registered another assist when he cut it back to the Portugal global but it was all about the exquisite pass from Mahrez.

It's the first time since 2018/19 that they've put such a run together.

That advantage was always going to be enough to see off a Birmingham side who are 18th in the Championship and had lost five of their previous six league games, failing to score in the past three.

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