Match Reports & Previews Manchester City 3-1 Everton

Published on January 27th, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman


Report: Manchester City 3-1 Everton 27/01/16

City secured their place in the final of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night with a thrilling win over Everton

  • City will now play in a major final for the fourth time in the past six seasons
  • Sergio Aguero has scored five goals in his past three games for City in all competitions
  • De Bruyne has scored 5 goals in 5 League Cup games this season, including at least one in every round

Having lost the first leg 2-1, the Blues already had an uphill battle if they were going to book their place in the final next month, but things got even worse when Ross Barkley wrong-footed Nicolas Otamendi on the edge of the box and beat Willy Caballero 18 minutes in.

Despite going 1-0 down, City continued to press the Toffees and were rewarded with a goal just 6 minutes later, after Fernandinho’s 30 yard shot was deflected in.

Frustrations continued to grow around the ground as City came closer and closer to taking the lead after the break, but it was Kevin de Bruyne who came off the bench to put the Blues into the lead after converting Raheem Sterling’s cross.

Just as it seemed as though the game was heading into extra time, Sergio Aguero came to the rescue with an inch perfect header that left Joel Robles helpless, assisted by de Bruyne.

The mood was dampened as Kevin de Bruyne went off with what looked like a serious knee injury, but nevertheless the game went on and both teams battled on with 10 men.

The Blues had to endure eight minutes of added time, but managed to keep their nerve and secured their place in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley, which takes place on Sunday 28th February.


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