Date: 5th March 2020 at 2:59pm
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Manchester City sealed their place in the Quarter-Final of the FA Cup by beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Hillsborough, but not every player performed on the night. Joao Cancelo was given a rare start ahead of Kyle Walker at right-back but didn’t vindicate his manager’s decision and was criticised by supporters on social media.

The 25-year-old saw a lot of the ball over the 90 minutes but didn’t do much with it. He whipped in a number of crosses without ever finding a teammate and failed to create any real opportunities against a Wednesday side who didn’t put him under much pressure.

Against Wednesday, Cancelo had 129 touches, won one aerial duel, had one shot which didn’t hit the target, made four tackles, found a teammate with three of his six long balls, completed 88% of his 100 passes, whipped in three crosses without finding a teammate, made two interceptions, gave away one foul and had five successful dribbles.

How far will Manchester City go in the FA Cup?

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Semi-Final

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The Portuguese international has made 23 appearances in all competitions this season, spending most of the campaign behind Walker in the pecking order. Cancelo had an opportunity on Wednesday to prove his worth to Guardiola and somewhat blew it.

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