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Manchester City begin their FA Cup title defence with a Third Round clash against EFL Championship side Huddersfield Town on January 7.

City have returned to domestic action, following their FIFA Club World Cup title win in December, and Pep Guardiola is aiming for a flawless January.

Guardiola is still on track to potentially defend his trophy treble from 2023 and a clash with Huddersfield in their first step in the FA Cup this season.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

What time does Man City vs Huddersfield kick off?

This FA Cup clash takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Sunday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. local time.

Here's how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Jan. 7 9:00 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, Jan. 7 9:00 a.m. ET
UK Sun, Jan. 7 2:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Jan. 8 1:00 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Jan. 7 7:30 p.m. IST

Man City vs Huddersfield live stream, TV channel

Here's how to watch this FA Cup match across selected areas of the world's major regions:

Region TV Streaming

Sportsnet NOW

UK BBC iPlayer
Australia Paramount+

USA: This game is available on ESPN+.

Canada: This game is live streaming exclusively on Sportsnet NOW.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream FA Cup matches live and on demand on Paramount+.

UK: This match is available for live streaming in the UK via the BBC iPlayer.

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Man City vs Huddersfield lineups, team news

Despite Guardiola's determination to win every competition City play in this season he will rotate for this game with Erling Haaland, Jeremy Doku and John Stones all still sidelined through injury.

Oscar Bobb, Rico Lewis, Kalvin Phillips and Micah Hamilton could all come in to start for the hosts.

Man City (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Walker, Akanji, Ake, Gvardiol — Lewis, Phillips — Foden, Bobb, Hamilton — Alvarez.

Man City subs (9): TBC

Huddersfield have won just one of their last eight league games ahead of a daunting trip to Manchester. Defender Michail Helik is their unexpected player in form, with two goals in his last two games.

Huddersfield (3-5-2 right to left): Nicholls (GK) — Lees, Helik, Nakayama — Kasumu, Wiles, Edmonds-Green, Rudoni, Headley — Koroma, Thomas.

Huddersfield subs (9): TBC

Man City vs Huddersfield prediction

There is a strong possibility for some FA Cup upsets across the weekend schedule but this is expected to be routine for City.

City have not failed to get past the Third Round stage since Guardiola's arrival in 2016 and they have reached at least the semifinals in the last five successive seasons.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Huddersfield

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Feargal is a content producer for The Sporting News. He has been working with TSN since the start of 2022 after stints with Reach, Amazon UK and Squawka in a nomadic career in the football media pyramid. Always with a keen eye on Arteta's 'Reds' and Kenny's Ireland 'Greens' and  a100% five-a-side penalty record.