Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fixture Pile-Up Leaves Blues a New Year Headache

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fixture Pile-Up Leaves Blues a New Year Headache

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CITY are facing a hectic end to January - but won't know their full schedule for at least another week.

Having battled through nine games in December, the success of Pep Guardiola's side in the Carabao Cup means another eight potentially lie ahead starting with Liverpool on Thursday.

Their success in the Carabao Cup means the first leg of their semi-final with Burton Albion will be played on Wednesday, January 9, but the calendar is so congested for the end of the month means the date for the second leg cannot yet be confirmed beyond saying it will be in the week commencing January 21.

The first problem is that both City and Tottenham - who play Chelsea in the other semi-final - play Premier League games on Sky on Sunday, January 20, meaning neither would want to play the following Tuesday. …

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