City storms back as United falls

Sherman Parsons
March 20, 2019

'It's happened a few times lately and it's a worry because in the future we could have problems, ' Guardiola said. Aguero's spot-kick bounced back off the post, only to rebound off keeper Kris Nordfeldt and into the net to bring them level.

This evening's other tie - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - did have the facility to go to VAR which made Swansea's defeat all the more disappointing.

"City had chances of course, you can't deny if you look at the game that they deserved to win", Potter said.

'If we can play like this against a side like Manchester City, I am sure we can do it against every team in the league'.

City have already won the League Cup, lead the way in the Premier League and is into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota were enough to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men 2-1 at Molineux on Saturday.

Wolves held on to win a game they dominated but Swansea couldn't protect their 2-0 lead against a City side that benefited from two refereeing mistakes.

The Argentina striker then headed the victor in the 88th minute but replays showed he was offside when the cross was delivered, highlighting the absence of video reviews for the game.

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After Bernardo Silva's superb finish with the outside of the boot got his side a foothold in the match, Aguero was presented with the ideal chance to draw City level after Sterling had been felled in the penalty area.

While that is understandable from a consistency point of view, several pundits have pointed out it does not make sense if you are trying to ensure the best standard of refereeing in the world's oldest cup competition.

Swansea said the club was set up to use VAR given their history of being in the Premier League between 2011 and 2018.

Brighton's progress to the semi-finals had the knock-on effect of confirming Crystal Palace as the opponents for the first Premier League match to played at Tottenham's new stadium on Wednesday 3 April in a rearranged fixture.

Chris Hughton's men hit back from two goals down at Millwall to win on penalties and book their place in the last four for the first time since 1983.

And it was left to substitute Andre Gray to settle the tie, with the striker scoring two minutes after his introduction with a smart finish inside the box.

In the 88th minute, there was further controversy as Aguero was in an offside position when heading home the victor.

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