Manchester City still selling FA Cup semi-final tickets with just two days to go until Wembley clash
Manchester City are still selling tickets for their FA Cup semi-final against Brighton, with just two days to go before the Wembley encounter.
City visit the capital on Saturday hoping to book their place in the first FA Cup final of Pep Guardiola’s reign as manager.
However, the trip – which comes in a run of four successive away matches in London – has not proven particularly popular with supporters.
Tickets for the Wembley clash are still listed for sale on Manchester City’s official website, with an alleged 5,000 tickets still available.
City have sold 25,000 tickets to date, having been handed roughly 30,000.
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The Etihad Stadium club also sent back a further allocation of 2,000 tickets supplied by the Football Association, as these were more expensive than the originally allocated tickets.
The tickets listed for sale range from £30 to £120 for an adult, and will remain on sale throughout the rest of the week.
It is understood Manchester City’s recent run of matches in London may be contributing to the lack of ticket sales.
Guardiola’s side’s home defeat of Cardiff on Wednesday evening was the only one of five matches in a row which did not take place in the capital.
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City visited Fulham last weekend, with Saturday’s Wembley semi-final preceding trips to Tottenham – for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final – and Crystal Palace.
This equates to four trips to London in the space of 16 days.
Furthermore, there are potential transport issues City supporters may have to deal with, as only three trains run from London back to Manchester after 8:30pm on Saturday.
The match kicks-off at 5:30pm, and the potential of extra-time and penalties could stop fans leaving Wembley until around 8pm.
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