Manchester City vs Bristol City Match Preview and Highlight. The match was held in City of Manchester Stadium on 10 January 2018. Aguero Goal Bring Man City One Step Closer to the Carabao Cup Final.
Manchester City a step further into the final of the Carabao Cup after beating Bristol City 2-1
in the semi-final first leg party held at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday (10/1) early morning hrs.
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The Citizens possibly lose after the visitors scored with a penalty at the end of the first half.
The hosts got up in the second half by scoring two goals,
each passing by Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.
Acting as host, City immediately tried kicked off since the first minute.
Unfortunately, some of the opportunities obtained are still not able to bear fruit.
The series of attacks built by The Citizens throughout the first half could not penetrate Bristol City’s defense line playing very disciplined.
Instead of leading, Manchester City would have to get a penalty in minute 43 after John Stones violated Reid in the forbidden box. Reid himself who acted as a successful executioner conquered Claudio Bravo.
Not long ago, Raheem Sterling had a chance to equalize, unfortunately, his efforts are still defeated defender Aden Flint who throw the ball in front of goal. Score 1-0 to Bristol City advantage into interim results at halftime.
Returning from the locker room, the host immediately took the initiative to catch up. City take the result in the 55th minute. After working with Sterling, De Bruyne opened fire that failed dammed, Frank Fielding. The score is now just as strong as 1-1.
Success equalizes the score make Manchester City is now more passionate pounding defense of the visitors. Pep Guardiola also included Aguero to increase the effectiveness of his team’s attack.
The result was not in vain. Aguero successfully emerged as a hero of Manchester City’s victory with his header forward crossing Bernardo Silva in the final seconds of the game. Score 2-1 to victory over Manchester City became the end result of this fight.
This victory makes Manchester City set one foot in the final of the Carabao Cup this season. But they must first undergo a second leg match that will shown at Bristol City headquarters two weeks again.
Win in the Final Minute, Guardiola Praises City Spirit
Manchester City coach Josep Guardiola said that his never-giving demeanor that his team showed was outstanding and that’s what brought them victory against Bristol City.
Shown at Etihad Stadium to play the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal, The Citizens is overwhelmed with resistance from the visitors. Even the visitors had the first lead in the first half through Bobby Reid’s penalty goal one minute before the first half ended.
In the second half, The Citizens got up. In the 55th minute, Kevin De Bruyne equalized before the victory was confirm by Sergio Aguero’s goal in the second minute of injury time.
“My players are fantastic because in football you can win, you can lose, but we try to the end.” We won many games in the last minute because we did not attack, a semi-final is always complicated, “he said.
“I congratulate Lee Johnsson (coach of Bristol) at the end of the game, they are a fantastic team with a lot of reasons, they can play, they are fast, they know exactly what to do, it will be difficult in Bristol.
“Every team creates problems, Wolvers, Huddersfield, and tonight too,” he said.
But he also asked the City No Longer Waste Opportunities.
Josep Guardiola revealed that he was happy to win against Bristol City. But according to him, his team can no longer waste the opportunity and have to finish their work.
Manchester City face Bristol challenge in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday (10/1) early this morning. Appearing at Etihad Stadium, the hosts got fierce resistance from Lee Johnson’s team.
The visitors even got ahead first-half through Bobby Reid’s penalty goal one minute before halftime.
In the second half, The Citizens got up. In the 55th minute, Kevin De Bruyne was able to equalize before victory was confirm by Sergio Aguero’s goal in the second minute of injury time.
“It’s a semi-final, I do not care what the competition is, it’s a semi-final so it’s not easy to get there and we know they will be difficult opponents,” he said.
“We created a lot of chances and that’s why we won it in the end, but today we knew we did not finish our work, we had to finish it away to Bristol,” he continued.
“They are really good, so we try hard, all the players have tried and we are really happy,” he said.
Manchester City vs Bristol City Match Preview and Highlight
Composition of Players
Bravo; Danilo, Stones, Mangala, Zinchenko (Walker 80′);
Gundogan, Toure (Aguero 70′), De Bruyne;
Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Sane.
Fielding; Wright, Flint, Baker, Magnusson (Walsh 73′);
Brownhill, Pack, Smith, Bryan;