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Football: Man City held in FA Cup by Blackburn, Blades fell Villa

Published on Jan 5, 2014 5:49 AM
 
Blackburn Rovers' Grant Hanley (left) jumps on a teammate's back as they celebrate Scott Dann's goal during their FA Cup third round soccer match against Manchester City at Ewood Park in Blackburn, northwest England on Jan 4, 2014. Last season's beaten FA Cup finalists Manchester City tasted fresh disappointment in the competition on Saturday, Jan 4, 2014, when they drew 1-1 at second-tier Blackburn Rovers in the third round. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Last season's beaten FA Cup finalists Manchester City tasted fresh disappointment in the competition on Saturday, Jan 4, 2014, when they drew 1-1 at second-tier Blackburn Rovers in the third round.

Stunned by Wigan Athletic in last year's final, City took the lead at Ewood Park through an Alvaro Negredo goal on the stroke of half-time, only for Scott Dann to equalise early in the second period.

City, currently second in the Premier League, also had defender Dedryck Boyata sent off late on for two bookable offences and now face an unwelcome replay against Gary Bowyer's side.

"I think it was a very close game," City manager Manuel Pellegrini told BT Sport.

 
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