MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City cannot use the pitch as an excuse when they face League Two Newport County in the FA Cup fifth round. (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
The surface at Newport's Rodney Parade stadium, also used by two rugby union clubs, has bare and muddy patches in some areas.
"We have to adapt," Guardiola told a news conference. "It is what it is, and we have to accept that challenge.
"We played in the Premier League against Tottenham when, days...