• Chris Sobey


Manchester City kept their hopes of winning the quadruple alive last night when they won the return leg of their League Cup semi-final against Bristol City at Ashton Gate last night. City held a slender 2-1 advantage from the first leg and it looked like this encounter might be a tighter low scoring one as the game drew towards the break without a goal. However, Manchester City struck a cruel blow with only two minutes from half-time as the in-form Sane netted the opener and extended the visitors aggregate lead to 3-1. The Citizens looked to have put the tie to bed early in the second half when Aguero made it 2-0 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate, but the home side were not to be disheartened and they heroically fought back to level the tie on the night 2-2 and on aggregate 4-3 without reply, their second coming three minutes in to injury time. Bristol City came within a whisker of taking the tie to extra-time, but the Visitors had the final say when de Bruyne popped up for the visitors with the winner a minute later to make it 3-2 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate.

City will face the winner of the second semi-final return leg between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Emirates. The first tie ended 0-0, but its unlikely tonight’s tie will end goalless after both teams returned to their attacking ways in the Premier League at the weekend scoring eight goals between them.

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