Man City v Blackburn: Projected lineups
Now the Citizens will look to use their own comforts of home as the catalyst to put the Championship side out of the cup for good and to continue their strong battle on all fronts in multiple competitions.
Manuel Pellegrini's side proved just how potent they have been as of late as their 0-2 victory at St. James' Park over the weekend against Newcastle saw them become the first club in the 2013-14 Premier League campaign to have six straight league wins.
Blackburn have only lost one of their last eight matches in all competitions as they are on just as fine of a run of form as they have been all season and will be looking to try and finish off the near upset they had a week ago.
Anything can happen in the FA Cup but there is no doubt that City will be the favorites to advance given their record at home in recent years.
City XI: Pantilimon; Richards, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy; Fernandinho, Garcia; Navas, Silva, Milner; Negredo.
Rovers XI: Robinson; Henley, Hanley, Dann, Spurr; Cairney, Lowe, Williamson, Taylor, Marshall; Rhodes.