Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is excited by the prospect of another FA Cup final appearance following his first win in the showpiece event two years ago, which ended a 35-year trophy drought for City.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini does not feel his side are under any extra pressure to deliver in the FA Cup, despite his side faltering in the defence of their Premier League crown and in Europe.
A brilliant goal from substitute Sergio Aguero earned second-placed Manchester City a 2-1 win at leaders Manchester United that cut the gap between them to 12 points.
Southampton notched two first-half strikes and Manchester City conceded an own goal just after the break to secure three points for the Saints in a surprising win against the champions at St Mary's Stadium.
Queens Park Rangers kept visiting Manchester City at bay while Newcastle United left Villa Park with three points in today's Premier League fixtures.
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry believes the champions are hitting top form at precisely the right time ahead of Tuesday's visit to Queens Park Rangers despite the absence of the influential Yaya Toure.