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Sold out in 24 hours as Manchester City fans rush to purchase tickets for upcoming clash despite travel nightmares



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Manchester City supporters have rushed to snatch a ticket for the club’s Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie against Tottenham Hotspur later this month.

The clash with Ange Postecoglou’s side comes after the holders of this season’s trophy cruised beyond the third round after a dominant 5-0 victory over Championship strugglers Huddersfield Town.

However, following TV broadcaster allocations in recent days, Manchester City fans have been left seething by the decision to allocate the contest to Friday 26 January with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (UK).

As such, supporters opting to make the trip to the capital have been left to face a whole host of travel dilemmas, as well as hotel costs likely to be added on top of their match ticket and travel prices due to the late finish of the contest.

Despite such issues, confirmation has now arrived that Manchester City have managed to sell out their entire allocation for the clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a remarkable period of time.

As per confirmation from the Manchester Evening News, City supporters not only sold out the club’s initial allocation of 5,665 within hours of going on sale on Monday, but also the maximum number of 8,899 within 24 hours for the trip to Tottenham later this month.

As such, it means that Manchester City will look forward to forming one of the largest away followings in the country in the FA Cup fourth round, despite the last train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly departing before the match is scheduled to finish.

The clash against Tottenham will be the second meeting between the two clubs this season alone, building upon a dramatic 3-3 draw in the Premier League towards the end of November.

That means that beyond the Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie, Pep Guardiola and Ange Postecoglou are guaranteed to meet another time this season, and Manchester City visiting the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a second time – a ground that has caused problems in the past.