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Summary

  1. De Bruyne with low free-kick under the wall
  2. Unmarked Sterling with header for second
  3. Cardiff's Bennett booked for tackles on Sane & Diaz
  4. FT: Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle
  5. Fifth-round draw in the One Show on BBC One on Monday - 19:00 GMT

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By Luke Reddy and Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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Highlights

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

I'll leave you with the highlights from the game in case you missed any of the action. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you in the fifth round!

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Highlights: Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

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Sheedh: Such tackles are not accepted in football. If you can't protect players from such tackles then why do even have referees.

Watch: No debate this time! Joe Bennett's second yellow card

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

No debate this time. Joe Bennett is finally dismissed for second yellow card after an culmination of very aggressive tackles.

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No debate this time...Joe Bennett is dismissed for second yellow card

Somebody is in trouble...

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock on Joe Bennett's dismissal: "It is unprofessional from Joe and then to commit one in the 92nd minute. Maybe he does not want to go to Leeds on Saturday.

"He will be training morning, noon and night, I can tell you that."

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WATCH

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Raheem Sterling ghosts in the box to head home City's second

'Referees must protect players'

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola speaking to BBC Sport addressed Joe Bennett's challenge on Leroy Sane: "You have to protect the players, I do not understand the goal [being disallowed] but that I can accept.

"But the referees have to protects the players and not just my players, all players. Where there is fault, there is fault and when it is dangerous, it is dangerous. You are not more brave for kicking.

"Sane will be out, I am not sure how long for, I am not a doctor,"

On the disallowed goal: "I have never seen that before in my life, but I can accept that."

On the quadruple chances: No. They asked me if we would be invincible in the Premier League and I said no. I do not have enough players, I have players out injured. It is impossible."

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WATCH

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne scores a cheeky free-kick to give City an early lead

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Rob Bown: The officials made Cardiff look good there. They should be 3-0 down and ten-men by half-time The final score should have been absolutely embarrassing for them. Clever interview from Kevin!

Mo Awada: Ref was shocking today! I understand Pep's fuming! No protection to the players whatsoever! Could have been a few injured players today.

Marcus Stead: Time to concentrate on the league and all that...

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Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

This was a nervy moment for Manchester City fans. Look how close it was!

Claudio Bravo's big mistake almost gives Cardiff an equalizer

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Adam Hughes: Sterling should be banned for three matches for crimes against football after fluffing that wonderful De Bruyne through ball. So easy to go round the keeper. Very poor.

Daniel Woodley: It was two disgusting challenges from Joe Bennett Deserved two red cards. Childish and immature from him. Deserves a longer ban.

Mark: Pep was crying because the ref allowed a few tackles. Sorry Pep! This ain't La Liga!

Chelsea through to the fifth round

Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle

Antonio Conte's side also booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup earlier this afternoon.

You can read the full match report here.

Or you can watch highlights below.

Highlights: Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle

The sending off that wasn't

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Should Joe Bennett have been sent off for this tackle on Leroy Sane?

Report

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

If you're late to the party, (where have you been?) you can catch up on all the action with the full match report here.

'Credit Cardiff'

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Danny Gabbidon

Former Wales defender on BBC One

They did the best they could Cardiff so credit to them, they created some chances of their own and were well organised. I think Aguero coming on actually helped them, to have that recognised striker up front to track, so they created a few chances and they will feel much better about that second half.

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Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Bernardo Silva sees thunderous strike disallowed
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'Professional performance'

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Alan Shearer

Former Newcastle striker on BBC One

It was strange that Cardiff went man-to-man against Premier League players of the quality of Manchester City and without a doubt that suited Man City. They changed that in the second half and they created some chances for themselves but all in all it was a comfortable afternoon for Man City.

It was a fantastic effort from the Man City players, sometimes you can go to a lower league side and think you'll win it but you have to go with that attitude that they had today. They were professional and deserved the result.

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Wins all round

Sunderland Ladies 0-3 Manchester City Women

Manchester City Women were also victorious this afternoon.

They maintained their two-point lead at the top of Women's Super League One and their flawless league record with victory at Sunderland.

Read all about it here.

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'It was easier to hit it under!'

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

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Manchester City goalscorer Kevin de Bruyne speaking to BBC: "It was a different playing style to everyone else. The tactics we used were class because Vincent Kompany was always free and we opened up the midfield.

"We had a lot of space. The second-half was strange because they didn't want to attack us and I think it was a little bit boring for half an hour.

On his goal: "The wall was close so I thought it would be easier to hit it under rather than over!

On those bad tackles: "We knew how they played - they caught us a few times and that is football but obviously Leroy Sane is injured now and hopefully that is not too bad."

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Pep's frustration

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is not happy. He's marched over to the officials to tell them what he thinks to some of those tackles from the Cardiff City players.

Leroy Sane, who had to go off at half-time, was lucky not to have his leg broken while Sergio Aguero and Brahim Diaz had a few nasty knocks in the second-half.

FULL-TIME

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup. They just had far too much quality for Cardiff City today.

Goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling did the damage in the first half.

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RED CARD

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Now this is a sad end to the game. Joe Bennett, who many thought should have been shown a straight red card in the first half, has just received his second yellow card and is off.

It was a nasty tackle on young Brahim Diaz.

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No debate this time...Joe Bennett is dismissed for second yellow card

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero really, really wants to score and this was his best chance.

He has space and time to lift his leg back and pull the trigger but he puts way too much behind it and his strike flies miles over the bar.

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SUBSTITUTION

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Bernardo Silva - who has had a bright game for Manchester City - is coming off as young Brahim Diaz comes on for just his sixth senior appearance.

CLOSE!

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City are not finished yet.

Ilkay Gundogan pokes one through the middle to Danilo - who made a darting run into the centre of the box - but his strike is straight at Neil Etheridge and it bounces away to safety.

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Keep it lads

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City are nearing 600 passes. They've currently played 580 with an accuracy of 87%.

Cardiff's direct play means they have been far less accurate. The Bluebirds have played 181, completing 63%.

Looking after the ball is about to win the day.

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Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Liam Feeney has looked really bright since coming on.

He twists and turns and tries to get away down the right but is just about stopped in his tracks.

Manchester City then break forward with pace but Bernardo Silva's effort is a tame one and it's straight into the hands of Neil Etheridge.

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Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Laim Feeney does so well.

He skips past a challenge from Sergio Aguero in the area and chips it into the middle but it's deflected off a Cardiff player and out for a goal-kick.

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Expected Cardiff to give us a good kicking, but not this good.

Derek, Holland

YELLOW CARD

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Fernandinho stops Marko Grujic in his tracks and he receives a booking for it.

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Richard Pettinger: Sane should have been sent off for bashing Bennett on the studs with his shin.

You do you, Richard.

SUBSTITUTION

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Neil Warnock is trying his best to change things for the hosts.

Liam Feeney is on for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero is rolling around in the middle following a challenge from Bruno Ecuele-Manga.

The Cardiff player was very late there and he's received a yellow card for it. Aguero is still in some pain.

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CLOSE!

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Wow! That was a sensational pass from Kevin de Bruyne.

He plays it straight through the middle with perfect weight and it almost fell for Raheem Sterling but Neil Etheridge is out quickly to snuff out the danger.

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Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Kevin de Bruyne tries to create an opening for himself with a bit of trickery on the edge of the box.

He steps onto his right and fires a shot but it's blocked and now Cardiff can counter-attack.

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Johnny: Fernandinho is brilliant. Very rarely spoken about by pundits and fans but he’s always making important runs, vital interceptions and pretty much never misplaces a pass. If you want stability, humility and reliability then get yourself a Fernandinho.

Jack: Not saying Cardiff's striker Zohore is tired but they just had to scrape him off the pitch when they substituted him.

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Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Sean Morrison is the target at the back post and he hits it back across goal as the Cardiff players wave their hands appealing for handball.

Referee Lee Mason waves it away and Manchester City regain possession at the back following another set-piece.

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

Cardiff have had a few moments in the last 10 minutes but they are still yet to really carve out a clear-cut chance.

If they are to get back into this game, they need a goal soon.

They have a corner now...

CLOSE!

Cardiff 0-2 Manchester City

What a goal that would have been!

David Hoilett could not have hit it sweeter as he hit an unstoppable strike from 25 yards out.

It just skims over the bar but Claudio Bravo wouldn't have saved that.

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