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Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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Manchester City have come a long way since taking on Swindon Town in their last FA Cup meeting.

The previous match, in 2002, was also in the third round of the competition and ended in a 2-0 victory for City at their former home on Maine Road.

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Manchester City have won three Premier League titles under Pep Guardiola

The home side broke the deadlock in the eighth minute when Eyal Berkovic delivered a perfect one-inch cross and found Paulo Wanchope whose diving header passed goalkeeper Bart Griemink.

After an excellent preparation game involving Ali Benarbia and Berkovic, Kevin Horlock scored City’s second goal of the game in the 63rd minute who comfortably inserted the ball into the bottom corner to seal the victory.

That year, the Citizens were playing in the Premier League (now the Championship) and were led by Kevin Keegan.

He guided the club to an immediate return to the Premier League in his first season at the helm.

Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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Kevin Keegan was manager when City moved to City of Manchester Stadium, now Etihad Stadium

Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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Sheikh Mansour’s Manchester City are renowned for spending a lot and attracting some of the brightest talent in the world

But no one could imagine where Man City would be 20 years later.

The arrival of billionaire Cheikh Mansour changed the landscape of the club in 2008 and brought unprecedented success over the past 14 years.

In 2011, the club ended a 35-year wait for a major trophy by winning the FA Cup – their first major piece of silverware under the new owner that kicked off a golden age .

It was Yaya Touré’s 74th-minute goal that made the difference in their 1-0 win over Stoke City in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Since then, the Citizens have won five Premier League titles, six League Cups and one FA Cup under three different managers.

Pep Guardiola’s team begin their adventure in the world’s most famous cup competition when they reunite with Swindon, who is live on talkSPORT.

Ahead of Friday night’s game, talkSPORT.com takes a look at the squad that played for City against the League Two side.

Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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The Man City XI who faced Swindon in 2002

Shaun Wright-Phillips won the Premier League title with Chelsea, while they had the flair and creativity of Berkovic as well as striker Darren Huckerby and Wanchope – who is known for his goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford for the County of Derby in 1997.

The bench also contained household names like Erling Haaland’s father Alfe-Inge Haaland coming off the bench alongside English legend Stuart Pearce and Shaun Goater.

The City of 2022, meanwhile, are one of the best teams in world football – with Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne on the front line.

Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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Man City won it late thanks to Rodri in the Emirates last weekend

They also have one of the strongest teams in the elite with a mix of youth and experience across the squad.

Rodri protects the defense and allows City’s attacking stars to create scoring opportunities.

City’s bottom line has varied from time to time, but they always produced a change when called up.

While the team’s level of quality was different, City had some good forwards in 2002.

The big difference comes in defense when City can on Premier League player of the season Ruben Dias instead of Paul Ritchie.

Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson has been the main behind the stickers during his time at the Etihad.

It has certainly been a transformation for Man City.

Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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City’s starting XI 20 years after third round victory is very different



Erling Haaland’s father Alf Inge and Stuart Pearce played in Manchester City’s last game with Swindon, they now have an all-star squad and can leave £ 100million man Jack Grealish on the bench

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