Burnley boss Kompany welcomes ‘special’ FA Cup clash with Man City

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany is looking forward to a “special day” after his side beat League OneFleetwood Town to set up an FA Cup quarter-final against his former club Manchester City.

Connor Roberts’ late winner booked Burnley’s place in the last eight for the first time in 20 years.

Wales international Roberts flicked home from close range in the last minute as Fleetwood had to play the second half with 10 men after Cian Hayes was sent off for a high challenge on Josh Cullen.

“It’s a double feeling,” said Kompany after the Clarets were drawn against City. “My ties are extremely strong with [Manchester City], and that remains.

“The kids will have a tough decision to make on the day, but it’s one we are looking forward to.

“It will be a special day. I think, for the players. This is an experience and they’ve earned the right to look forward to such a game.”

Kompany spent 11 years at City, eight of which he served as club captain, winning 10 major trophies.

Championship leaders Burnley were previously in the last eight in 2002-03, when they defeated Fulham in the fifth round.

“I know that past the hugs and the high fives there is a machine there that wants to win everything”, added Kompany.

“We’ll focus first on the Championship games and then give it the right place it deserves.”

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