Live ticker Luton Town – Manchester City (FA Cup 2023/2024, round of 16)


9:13 p.m

When the Skyblues start pushing again, things immediately become dangerous again. Once again, De Bruyne has a lot of space on the left wing and this time wants to serve for Matheus Nunes, who is rushing up the middle, but at the last second a foot from the Hatters gets in the way.


9:12 p.m

City have been surprisingly passive since the goal and more or less left the game to Luton Town.


9:09 p.m

The Hatters have now established themselves at the front and are showing a strong reaction to the early goal. Carlton Morris didn’t really finish in his second attempt either, this time he was blocked by Nathan Aké.


9:08 p.m

Even if it doesn’t dampen the mood in the stadium at first, the game obviously couldn’t have started any worse for the challenger. Luton looks for a quick answer and shows themselves in front for the first time, but Carlton Morris ultimately misses a Doughty cross at five.


9:04 p.m

Tooor for Manchester City, 0-1 by Erling Haaland

City gets off to a dream start! And that was way too easy. The guests easily overplay the home team’s pressing, then Matheus Nunes has space on the left and ultimately sends Kevin De Bruyne to the baseline on the left side of the penalty area. In the middle, Haaland easily breaks away from his opponent in a playful manner, receives the ball perfectly from the Belgian and nets it easily from six meters.


9:03 p.m

Tactically, the guests are back with a back four today, in front of which Kovačić is the only six and Haaland is at the front in front of four other offensive players. Unsurprisingly, Luton is much more defensively oriented in a 3-5-2 formation.


9:01 p.m

Here we go! As usual, the hosts play in orange jerseys, City wears white.

8:59 p.m

Referee Anthony Taylor is leading the two teams onto the pitch of the famous stadium on Kenilworth Road, where the atmosphere is already high before kick-off. This cup duel between the two Premier League clubs Luton Town and Manchester City is about to begin!


Rob Edwards was quite optimistic in advance. Also because his team recently stood up to the Citizens in the league game and only narrowly had to admit defeat 1-2 after taking the lead. “That gives us self-confidence and we always believe in ourselves anyway,” said the Luton coach and is hoping for “a bit of cup magic” today. Pep Guardiola, on the other hand, described the game as a “real tough test” and the “starting signal for the decisive phase of the season.”

8:38 p.m

Both teams had to overcome a high hurdle in the previous round to reach this round of 16. Luton won 2-1 at Everton FC and City won 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.


A look at the lineups reveals that the guests are by no means taking this lightly. There are four changes compared to the last game, but they are tough. In addition to Stefan Ortega, who is always between the posts in the cup, captain Kyle Walker, Jack Grealish and Kevin De Bruyne are back in the starting line-up. Instead, keeper Ederson, Rúben Dias, Phil Foden and Rodri are rotated onto the bench. There are three changes for the home team. Instead of Thomas Kaminski, Tim Krul is in goal, Reece Burke and Jordan Clark also start for the injured Albert Lokonga (not in the squad) and Gabriel Osho (bench).


On the other hand, Meister City recently presented itself very effectively and minimalistically. Against Brentford and Bournemouth, Guardiola’s team scored a single goal each to earn three points in the Premier League table. The recovered Erling Haaland prepared a goal and scored once himself. The Citizens have now moved back to within one point of league leaders Liverpool and now want to overcome the next hurdle in the cup.

8:08 p.m

After a brilliant January in which they remained undefeated in competitive games, Premier League newcomers Luton Town have recently landed hard back on the ground of reality. The last three games against Sheffield United, Manchester United and Liverpool FC were all lost and the gap to safety in the league is already four points. The defense in particular has been a concern for the Hatters lately. Luton have conceded a whopping 13 goals in their last four games alone.


Hello and welcome to the FA Cup round of 16 between Luton Town and Manchester City! The ball rolls on Kenilworth Road at 9pm!