Manchester City beat Manchester United to reach their fourth straight League Cup final.

John Stones and Fernandinho’s second-half goals gave Manchester City a 2-0 win over Manchester United in Wednesday’s semi-final at Old Trafford.

Both the teams had goals disallowed for offside in the first half, with Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden denied by the linesman’s flag for City, and John Stones’ own-goal at the other end also ruled out.

City went ahead five minutes after the break when Foden whipped in a free kick from the left through a crowded box and defender Stones bundled a cross home at the back post, the ball going in off his thigh.

Fernandinho made sure of the win seven minutes from time with a stunning volley as he pounced on a headed clearance from Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

“It’s an incredible victory for us, to beat United away from home and reach another final. Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“It’s an incredible victory for us, to beat United away from home and reach another final.

“The team is ready and to reach the Final four times in a row is incredible.”

Manchester United wait for silverware under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer United goes on having now lost at the semi-final stage in their last four Cup campaigns since taking over at the club.

“It’s not psychological, sometimes you meet good teams in the semis,” said Solskjaer, whose side also lost to City at this stage of the competition last season.

“We met the best team in England and for me we didn’t have enough today.

“But we’re getting closer. This is a much better Manchester United compared to a year ago in those semis, that’s positive but not enough.”

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will meet in the Final at Wembley Stadium on 25 April 2021.


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