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City v United: Essential info

Monday 27 January 2020 17:06

The third Manchester derby of the season takes place on Wednesday, with a place in the Carabao Cup final in March at stake.

City hold the advantage in our semi-final tie, having been 3-1 winners at Old Trafford in the first leg, although United will take heart from our 2-1 league win at the Etihad Stadium in December.

The Reds need to win by two or more goals if we are to book our ticket to Wembley Stadium, and you can keep up to date with how everything goes through our live match web blog on and via the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre.

Here’s the essential info prior to our trip across the city…

Key match info

Wednesday 29 January | Carabao Cup | Etihad Stadium | 19:45 GMT | Live build-up on MUTV from 18:30 GMT | Referee: Andre Marriner


Wednesday evening’s match will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. You can also keep across all of the action on MUTV. Prior to kick-off, subscribers can watch the build-up via the ‘Match Day Live’ show from 18:30 GMT, followed by live commentary of the game itself. Highlights of the match will be available on and in the Official App from 01:00 GMT the following day.


Andre Marriner will take charge of Wednesday’s contest. The 49-year-old, from Birmingham, is no stranger to officiating one of English football’s biggest matches, having taken charge of our 2-0 home defeat to City in April 2019, as well as the famous game in February 2011, when Wayne Rooney’s spectacular overhead kick gave us a 2-1 victory. Marriner will be assisted by linesmen Simon Long and Richard West, with Peter Bankes as fourth official. The Video Assistant Referee system is in use for this tie, as it was at Old Trafford three weeks ago.

Marriner was the man in the middle for the league game between the sides in April 2019.


The other Carabao Cup semi-final second leg takes place on Tuesday, as Aston Villa host Leicester City at Villa Park. The sides shared the spoils in the opening tie, with Kelechi Iheanacho cancelling out Frederic Guilbert’s opener. Villa are looking to appear in their first League Cup final since 2010, while, other than a Community Shield appearance in 2016 against United, the Foxes haven’t been to Wembley for 20 years.


Aston Villa v Leicester City (19:45 GMT)

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