19 minutes: Bristol 0 Man City 1
Scott picks up the ball in the outside left channel, cuts inside and tries to dig out, questioning Ortega, but it’s all taken. Bristol were undeterred by that early City goal, they continued to take the game to the visitors with a raucous crowd behind them.
18 minutes: Bristol 0 Man City 1
Mahrez, into Phillips, into KDB, great break from City here… but the Bristol defense snuffed him out well.
16 minutes: Bristol 0 Man City 1
Foden passes the ball to Alvarez on the left side of the penalty area, Alvarez in the middle of the penalty area.
Alvarez wanted to shoot, but he completely misjudged it and the ball hit his standing leg and ricocheted back. Man City is threatening, KDB is relieving itself well in the preparations.
Update from Sam Dean of Telegraph Sport
Riyad Mahrez’s beautiful cross for the first goal, put in by Phil Foden. Nigel Pearson, the manager of Bristol City, has already seen this from the Algerian winger – it was Pearson who signed Mahrez for Leicester back in 2014. There is a big difference between recognizing a threat and stopping it, but…
10 minutes: Bristol 0 Man City 1
Penalty shouting! A great move by Sykes, who ran into the penalty area of Man City. Lewis comes in, throws his arm and Sykes falls to the ground. It could have been given, but Marriner decides not to accept the idea.
GOAL! Bristol 0 Man City 1 (Foden, 6)
Phil Foden breaks the deadlock.
Shifting play to Mahrez on the right, then inside to De Bruyne, back to Mahrez, who crosses to Foden at the back post to send home.
Good finish from a fairly tight angle. Bell just switched off there, dropped his man and allowed Mahrez to come in and cross the ball.
5 minutes: Bristol 0 Man City 0
Foden lingers a bit as he enters from the left flank and gives enough time for Vyner to deflect the ball and the attack breaks down.
2 minutes: Bristol 0 Man City 0
Akanji slips and Sam Bell is sent down the left flank. He goes inside, in the penalty area, and shoots far – but it is deflected into the corner. He may have had options there, but it’s a good answer to Phillips’ early attack.
1 min: Bristol 0 Man City 0
Kalvin Phillips shook the crossbar!
An early warning shot to keep O’Leary on his toes.
Start the game!
And we start at Ashton Gate.
Andre Marriner is the referee tonight.
A moment of applause for John Motson
The FA Cup final starts in the evening
The matches of the fifth round start tonight at 19:15 in 15-minute intervals. These are the current results:
The teams gather in the tunnel
ITV1 for this tonight if you want to watch live.
Start in five minutes.
Nigel Pearson speaks to ITV Sport
It’s an interesting time for us. We worked very hard to get our form back in the league, to be more consistent. The cup is an integral part of that change of form. So playing against one of the best teams in the world is a reward for the players.
We have a good player. It is not just about showing physical attributes, we will know that we will probably have good opportunities in the game, but we have to realize them. We will have to be at our best.
I want to see the Alex Scott we’ve seen week after week. He is part of a team that has developed a style that I think suits the players we have. What we showed was real courage to play our way.
We recognize the quality we are playing against, but we want the players to play freely.
Bristol manager Nigel Pearson brought Riyad Mahrez to English football – now he faces him tonight
Nigel Pearson introduced Riyad Mahrez to English football in January 2014 when he was managing Leicester, signing the Algerian striker from French club Le Havre for around £450,000.
He won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016 before making a £60million move to Manchester City two years later.
The 32-year-old won three more Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup and scored 75 goals during his time at the Etihad Stadium.
It starts tonight.
Team news: Bristol City starting XI
Bristol City: O’Leary, Tanner, Vyner, Kalas, Pring, James, Williams, Sykes, Scott, Wells, Bell.
Subs: Wilson, Dasilva, King, Weimann, Haikin, Taylor-Clarke, Francois, Thomas, Morrison.
Squad news: Manchester City starting XI
Man City: Manchester City: Ortega, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Lewis, Phillips, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Foden, Alvarez.
Replacements: Perrone, Walker, Gundogan, Haaland, Grealish, Rodri, Gomez, Ederson, Palmer.
Manchester City are looking to end Bristol’s 12-match unbeaten run
In the fifth round of the FA Cup tonight, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Bristol, who sit 13th in the Championship.
Manchester City may have avoided Premier League opposition this round, but Bristol are unbeaten in all competitions since the last week of December.
Bristol’s January signings Anis Mehmeti and Harry Cornick are both tied in the cup and manager Nigel Pearson accepts that upsetting the Premier League champions is a difficult task.
“It will be sensational if something like that happens,” said Pearson, who led Middlesbrough to defeat by Chelsea in the 1997 FA Cup final and met Guardiola for the first time in his managerial career.
“We are against them. It’s not about the managers, it’s not about me. The important thing is that we won two cups and won an exciting game against a top side.
“It helps us as a football club, it’s an opportunity to make money and hopefully it’s an opportunity that our fans will enjoy.”
Pearson introduced Riyad Mahrez to English football in January 2014 when he was managing Leicester, signing the Algerian striker from French club Le Havre for around £450,000.
Mahrez went on to have a glittering career, winning the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016 before a £60m move to Manchester City two years later.
The tie shines a light on Bristol City’s highly-rated young players, including England Under-20 midfielder Alex Scott and striker Sam Bell.
Pearson said: “I want our young players to enjoy the opportunity to play against such a good team.
“We have to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. The bottom line is that we play with the same energy levels that we are capable of.”