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