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Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Manchester City: Aguero sends Guardiola's men to FA Cup quarter-finals
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Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Manchester City: Aguero sends Guardiola's men to FA Cup quarter-finals

Manchester City continued their FA Cup defence by progressing through to the quarter-finals for the sixth time in 11 seasons following a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. 

City were nowhere near their clinical best, but in all fairness, they didn't have to be, with Sergio Aguero's second-half strike enough to see off a spirited Sheffield Wednesday.

Early chances

Sheffield Wednesday were on the attack as Murphy picked up the ball on the right before cutting inside onto his left foot and sending a sweetly-struck effort flashing wide of the City post. The Wednesday players appealed for a corner, but the referee missed the slightest of deflections on the ball and awards a goal kick.

City responded by laying siege on the Sheffield Wednesday goal. Mendy drilled a teasing ball in from the left which falls for Aguero in the six-yard box.

Off the post 

Mahrez whipped a teasing free-kick in from the right that Otamendi sends crashing against the crossbar, as the woodwork came to Sheffield Wednesday's rescue.

Aguero goal

Manchester City made the breakthrough in the second half with brilliant execution. It was that man again, Sergio Aguero, who delivered, latching onto a ball down the left channel and drilling an effort towards goal that proved too hot for Wildsmith to handle as it squirmed over the Wednesday goalkeeper after he made the initial save.

Quick stat

Since he joined Manchester City in 2011, Sergio Agüero has netted 20 FA Cup goals in just 22 games in the competition; the most of any player in this period.

Manchester City are now balled No. 1 in the draw, while Leicester are No. 5 following their 1-0 victory over Birmingham.