New date for Manchester City v Cardiff game

Manchester City's progression to the FA Cup semifinals continued a hectic schedule and the home league match versus Cardiff has been moved.

Raheem Sterling and Greg Cunningham in action in the reverse fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City's Premier League home game against Cardiff City has been moved forward to Wednesday, April 3.

The fixture had been due to take place on Saturday, April 6 before Pep Guardiola's side progressed to an FA Cup semi-final against Brighton and Hove Albion to be played on the same date.

The EFL Cup winner is two points behind Premier League leader Liverpool with a game in hand in its title defence and faces an all-English Champions League quarterfinal against Tottenham – the first leg taking place three days after it faces Brighton at Wembley.

If City gets past Tottenham to reach the final four of the Champions League, it will end up playing every weekend and midweek from the resumption of the Premier League on March 30 until the end of the top-flight season.

Cardiff sits third bottom in the Premier League relegation zone but has played one game fewer than Burnley, which is two points better off in 17th.

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