Manchester City knocked out of FA Cup by Forest

Manchester City were knocked out of the FA Cup this afternoon, losing 3-0 to Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest. The result will be a major embarrassment for the club and its under fire manager Mark Hughes.

Nathan Tyson and Robert Earnshaw gave Forest a 2-0 lead in the first half before Joe Garner wrapped things up with the third goal in the second half. City had chances to get back into the match, but Forest keeper Paul Smith was in inspired form to keep the Premier League side at bay.

City were without Robinho and Stephen Ireland before losing England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips to injury midway through the first half. But there can be no complaints about the result as Forest completely outplayed their Premier League opponents.

Hughes is reported to be trying to sign Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz and Shay Given before the end of the transfer window, but he may not be around until the end of January following today's game if the bad results continue.

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