After the Manchester derby played on December 12, the big city rivals were given the opportunity to play again in the semifinals of the League Cup, and it can be said that they were a lot better. Although the football performance at Old Trafford was not good as it can be, the team of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola provided a much more interesting duel than a month ago in the Premier League, and the match belonged to the Citizens who are playing in the final against Tottenham with goals from Stones and Fernandinho.
The first step towards the fourth consecutive final was made by the City through John Stones in the 50th minute. The City defender waited for a goal for more than three years, more precisely 1162 days, and the goal arrived at the ideal moment, to break the resistance of the rival in time and he helped the club which was not defeated in the last 18 matches.
A cross from a free-kick from the left side fell into the box, where the most concentrated was Stones, who sent the ball into the net, and thus became the first player to beat Henderson this season in the League Cup.
So, as we saud above, After the Manchester derby played on December 12, the big city rivals were given the opportunity to play again in the semifinals of the League Cup, and it can be said that they were a lot better.
The leading goal paved the way for the guests, but the dilemmas were ended only in the 83rd minute when Fernandinho doubled the advantage with an excellent shot from 20 meters and shattered all the hopes of the Red Devils.
After a corner for City, Wan Bissaka headed the ball out of the penalty area, but right on the foot of the Brazilian, who then scored the first volley against the city rival The host will certainly regret when looking back at the semifinal duel because Rashford was offside in the third minute before the Stones shook his net, and the sighs of the red side of Manchester were elicited by Bruno Fernandes attempt in the 9th minute.
On the other hand, De Bruyne had the best chances to rest for the guests in the 13th minute and Foden in the 24th minute. The talented Englishman even shook the net, but the goal was disallowed due to offside in which he previously found himself.
Despite the offensive that United started after the first ball in the net, the best chance with goals was directed by the guests in the second half. In the 62nd minute, Marez shot excellently, but Henderson was up to the task.
City's rival in the fight for the fourth trophy in the League Cup in the Guardiola era will be Tottenham, which defeated Brentford (2: 0) in the semifinals the day before.