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’11-0′ ‘Will Be Harder Than Schalke And Chelsea’ – City Fans Make Their Predictions Ahead Of Facing Newport

Manchester City face Newport in the FA Cup this evening with many supporters of other clubs tuning in hoping for a famous cup giant killing.

Before the game, the League Two club’s manager Michael Flynn talked up the magnitude of such a victory if the Welsh club come out on top:

“If we win this, whether it’s extra time or penalties and I don’t care how we do it, it will be the biggest shock in FA Cup history. I say that with the biggest respect to other big giant-killings.”

“My reasons for that are because of the sheer gulf in finances, the quality of the players Man City have, the level they are playing at, and that they have the best manager in the world (Pep Guardiola) right now.”

“So for those reasons it will be the biggest shock the FA Cup has ever seen.”

City fans on Twitter admire Flynn’s optimism but many expect Pep Guardiola’s side to put Newport to the sword:

Whether it will be as comfortable as some of these supporters suggest, I’m not so sure.

The pitch at Rodney Parade is one of the worst in the whole Football League, and it could prove somewhat of a leveller if City don’t adapt their game.

Guardiola has stated that they are aware of the difficulties of playing on a poor surface, and will use the experience of playing at Wembley against Tottenham earlier this season after the pitch had been cut up by an NFL game.