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PREVIEW Oxford United v Manchester City

A full guide to tonight's Carabao Cup quarter final at the Kassam Stadium

18 December 2019

Oxford United welcome Manchester City in the Carabao Cup this evening.

United are without Simon Eastwood, George Thorne, Ben Woodburn, Jamie Hanson, Malachi Napa and Anthony Forde through injury but welcome James Henry back into the squad with the top scorer likely to be on the bench after recovering from a thigh injury.

Cameron Brannagan and Shandon Baptiste made their returns at MK Dons on Saturday after injury and in previous rounds Karl Robinson has changed things around to give young players an opportunity. Will he do so again against the Champions?

See Karl previewing the game in iFollow right now where Cameron Brannagan also has his say. 


Manager Pep Guardiola knows plenty about the U's after last season's meeting in the same competition: "It’s the same manager, they changed it a little bit (from) the way they played last season in the way they set up, but they play quite similar in terms of attack " he said.

"In one game anything can happen and we are going (there) like we did in the past – to try to win and go to the semi-finals."
There are circa 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but with a sell out crowd expected we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally. Park and Ride Buses are in operation and there are plenty of ways to get to the game by public transport: click on Match Information for full details.
Please note that there is no movement from one end of the ground to the other behind the North Stand tonight.
The Family Room is open for this game with player visits from 6.30 and we have a full Family Guide to games available here: OUFCFamily.pdf
We are proud to have a bespoke Sensory Room for fans under 23 who maybe need to take a little time out on a matchday with our fully trained helpers. Just ask a steward if you would like to use it or email Supporter Liaison Officer Kath Faulkner for more details:
Away fans-  Please park in the West car park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.
If you are a City fan travelling to the game then a full Supporters Guide is available here: OUFCAwayDayInfo.pdf
The Club Shop is open with everything you need for Christmas. Pop in before the game.
You can follow the whole game on twitter through @OUFCOfficial or on our Instagram page or here in our Match Centre, with the official match report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

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