FA Cup: Bernardo Silva inspires Manchester City to a 3-0 win over Birmingham

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Manchester City picked up a 3-0 win over Birmingham City in the third round of the FA Cup earlier tonight.

Birmingham and came into this game without a win in their last six matches and they were massive underdogs against the Premier League giants.

Manchester City managed to dominate the game from start to finish and Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his team’s performance here.

Manchester City scored the opening goal of the game after 7 minutes when Bernardo Silva converted from Joao Cancelo’s cross. The Portuguese attacker scored a half volley into the roof of the net.

Bernardo Silva doubled Manchester City’s advantage soon after with a tap in after a clever ball with the outside of his foot from Kevin de Bruyne.

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden scored the third goal of the game around the half-hour mark. The 20-year-old drilled a left-footed shot into the bottom corner after a lovely counter-attack from Riyad Mahrez.

Birmingham had the chance to reduce the deficit but Zach Steffen managed to keep them at Bay.

Bernardo Silva came close to completing his hat trick but Birmingham managed to deny him late on in the game.

Algerian international Riyad Mahrez managed to score but his goal was denied by an offside call.

Manchester City will be pleased with their attacking performance here but they will know that a better  opposition could have got on the scoresheet tonight.

Birmingham managed to carve out a few chances in the latter stages of the game after the Premier League side eased off.

Pep Guardiola’s team will have to maintain their concentration in the latter stages of the game if they want to win the FA Cup this season.

There is no doubt that they are one of the best teams left in the competition and they will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy.

They managed to win the competition in 2019 and it will be interesting to see if they can go all the way this year.

As for Birmingham, they managed to put up a fight against Manchester City and they will take a few positives from the contest heading into their next game.