Manchester Metropolis reached the ultimate of the League Cup on Wednesday for the fourth season in a row. Pep Guardiola’s crew received 0-2 within the semi-final battle towards fellow metropolis rivals Manchester United, the place Donny van de Beek got here in solely two minutes earlier than time.
Three targets disallowed earlier than half time
Objectives from John Stones and Fernandinho within the second half determined the 183rd Manchester derby.
Manchester Metropolis, which received the second English cup match up to now three years, will tackle Tottenham Hotspur within the closing at Wembley on April 25. Steven Bergwijn’s crew received 2-0 towards Championship membership Brentford on Tuesday.
Van de Beek was nonetheless within the beginning line-up within the earlier three League Cup matches of United, however on Wednesday he was reserve once more. The Dutchman did get enjoying time for the primary time in 4 video games, even when it was only some minutes.
Inside 5 minutes, the ball was already in aim twice at Outdated Trafford – as soon as with United and as soon as with Metropolis – however each hits have been disallowed for offside.
Midway by way of the open first half, a aim by Metropolis midfielder Phil Foden additionally broke, after Kevin De Bruyne had hit the publish on behalf of the guests simply earlier than. It was subsequently a small miracle that it was nonetheless 0-0 at half time.
That was the ultimate rating within the Premier League derby final month, however on Wednesday it was the primary huge probability within the second half. Metropolis defender Stones labored the ball from a Foden free kick together with his physique behind goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who’s most popular over David de Gea within the League Cup this season.
Eight minutes earlier than the tip, Fernandinho made the choice by finishing an attractive means after a nook that was turned off: 0-2.