After beating Manchester United 2-0 as a visitor at Old Trafford, Manchester City reached the Carabao Cup final. John Stones in the 50th minute and Fernandinho in the 83rd minute scored goals worth putting in the finals.
The city will compete for the trophy with Tottenham and the match will take place at Wembley on April 25. Pep Guardiola has continued his remarkable run in this competition with this win, which he has won in each of the last three seasons and is now on the verge of his fourth consecutive title.
This is the fourth loss in the four semi-finals played last year by United. He was knocked out of the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and Europa League at that point last season.
In October 2016, when he was defeated by Manchester United, then led by Jose Mourinho, the coach who will be waiting for Guardiola in the final as coach of Tottenham, Guardiola was eliminated with City for the first time in this competition.
Under Guardiola’s leadership, City played 24 Carabao Cup games and recorded as many as 18 wins, four draws, and just two losses. Last year, when he lost to United in the semi-final return, he registered his second loss but advanced to the final due to a better ratio in the doubles.
Because of the backcourt, the match opened with two justifiably annulled goals. In the third and then City’s in the fifth minute, first United’s goal was annulled.
In the first half, the match was even and very dynamic, with the tripod scored by Kevin De Bruyne standing out in the 13th minute. United was close to scoring when, in the 25th minute, Rashford’s shot was stopped by stopper Dias.
Without a single shot into the opponent’s net, City ended the half, which hasn’t happened to him this season.
Following five minutes of play in the second half, City took the lead. Following a cross from the break, the Stones scored 1-0.
City took over after that and began to build openings, but he waited for a new goal before Fernandinho scored in the 83rd minute. City took a corner, the ball came to the Brazilian who scored the final 2:0.0.0.0 from about 20 meters away.