Manchester City are through to the final of the Carabao Cup after they defeated Bristol City 3-2 at Ashton Gate in the second leg to advance 5-3 on aggregate.
The Carabao Cup final is the first one City will be featuring in since Pep Guardiola took charge of the club during the 2016/17 season.
Bristol City had sent packing four English Premier League teams Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United from the competition but they could not make Manchester City their fifth casualty as the runaway Premier League leaders held off a late comeback from the Robins to secure another win.
Goals from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero gave Guardiola’s men a two-goal lead after 56 minutes.
Marlon Pack pulled one back for Bristol City in the 64th minute to make it 2-1. Aden Flint made it 2-2 in the 90th minute for Bristol City but Kevin De Bruyne won the tie to book the Blues place at Wembley.
Sane broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute, before Aguero doubled the lead in the 50th minute.
Pack got Bristol City back into the game with a superb header past Claudio Bravo in the 64th minute. Flint made it 2-2 in the 90th minute for Bristol City but it was not enough to mount a stunning comeback as City held on for another win with De Bruyne dashing the hopes of the home team, scoring a late winner to secure the Blues’ place at Wembley.
The defeat was Bristol City’s sixth loss in seven games.
Manchester City will face the winner of Arsenal and Chelsea tie in the final billed for Wembley on the 25th of February, 2018.
Meta Description:Manchester City qualified for their first cup final under Pep Guardiola after they defeated Bristol City 2-1 at the Ashton Gate in the second leg to advance 4-2 on aggregates in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.