Current Premier League leaders needed an injury time winner from Sergio Aguero as they came from behind to take control of their Carabao Cup Semi final with a 2-1 win against Championship side Bristol City in the opening leg.
The Championship side, continued were they finished in the last round against City rivals Manchester United and were in the face’s of the Premier league giants from the kick off.
With Manchester City currently running away with the premier league and unbeaten in all domestic competitions so far this season, many expected this to be the end of the road for the plucky championship team that have already defeated 4 premier league sides to get to this stage.
However, instead of playing defensively like most sides do against City, Lee Johnson had obviously told his team to attack and but pressure on City’s big names which they did, eventually taking the lead a minute before the break.
Earlier Man City keeper Claudio Bravo had brilliantly denied Joe Bryan, but he could stop Bobby Reid, who scored from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by John Stones in the area.
The second half, Man City started to slowly claw their way back into the game and 10 mins into the 2nd half, scored the equaliser, Belgium International Kevin de Bruyne playing an excellent one two with Raheem Sterling before placing the ball into the back of the net.
As the game looked set to finish up a draw, Bristol new boy Liam Walsh, who was on debut following his move from Everton, could have snatched a memorable winner, only for his effort to go the wrong side of the post.
However, as injury time ticked down, City had one last venture into the Bristol half and has its been the case so many times this season for the Blue’s a cross from Bernardo Silva, found Substitute Aguero who headed in from close range to but his side in the driving seat.
Should Bristol take the sprite and passion they produced along with the crucial away goal they now have into the return leg at Ashton Gate next Tuesday, there could be an upset on the cards and a trip to Wembley for the Championship team.
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