Pep Guardiola’s team lost the semi-finals draw against city rival United by 0-1, but after a 3-1 draw two weeks ago as a away team, City are on Wembley. The final will be against Aston Villa on March 1st.
United tried a twist that would have amounted to a feat that was achieved about a year ago with the same setback in their first home game against PSG in the Champions League. The visitors opened in the 35th minute with a nice blow from the air by Nemanja Matic, who came after poor clearing by Ilkay Gundogan.
Oddly enough, this was United’s first ever shot at a match at 8 so far at City.
The second half was also under the dictation of the home side, with Rahim Sterling making the biggest pass. The English national tied almost all of the opponent’s defense, but ended up with a bad shot over the goal and lost a very beautiful goal.
He has yet to make a mark on United’s network, with Liverpool’s team and City.
In the middle of the second half, the Red Devils were left with 10 men after Matić was sent off with a second yellow card. This seemed to take away the guests’ last hopes for a twist. City dominated the statistics, ball control and game …
In the 84th minute Sergio Aguero scored but the goal was canceled due to a thin ambush at the pass to him.
The statistics showed City’s dominance in shots – 13 vs. 6, corners – 8-0, and possession of the ball – 61:39 percent.
With the latest signal, Guardiola players celebrated their third consecutive standings in the tournament, which they won twice in a row. City have 6 trophies in the League Cup and the record holder is eight.
It remains a consolation for United to win a second away away this season after a 2-1 draw in the Championship. This did not happen within one race year from 1956-57.