Quadruple hunt: Manchester City bid to succeed where Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all failed


Manchester City walloped Blackburn 5-0 to march into the fourth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday, keeping alive their bid for an unprecedented quadruple.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has talked up hopes of landing all four trophies this season and two weeks into the new year, his masterplan is still very much on track.

City are second in the Premier League, face Watford in the next round of the FA Cup and have one foot firmly in the final of the Capital One Cup after trouncing West Ham 6-0 in the semi-final first leg.

They face a daunting task against Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, but their home form especially must give them confidence.

Perennial silverware-chasers Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been in the position of chasing four pots just after Christmas, only to fall short during the business end of the season. Here, Metro looks back…

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