Pep Guardiola was left ‘extremely glad’ along with his Manchester City crew after beating Manchester United 2-Zero to proceed to their fourth straight Carabao Cup last.
Unlikely goalscorers John Stones and Fernandinho secured City’s place at Wembley as United misplaced their fourth consecutive semi-final.
Pep Guardiola’s males haven’t tasted defeat on this competitors since 2016 and can face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham within the last on April 25 after edging previous their neighbours at an empty Outdated Trafford.
Rejuvenated Stones’ first City aim since November 2017 and Fernandinho’s first since October 2018 gave the Carabao Cup kings a 2-Zero victory at United, who misplaced a fourth straight semi as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s await a maiden trophy in cost continued.
This encounter was way more entertaining than final month’s drab goalless derby draw, with Bruno Fernandes denied by an excellent Zack Steffen cease and Kevin De Bruyne hitting the publish after all sides noticed a aim dominated out for offside.
Regardless of United posing a risk on the counter, City had 68% possession within the first half and regarded again to their swashbuckling greatest on the Theatre of Desires as they continued their sturdy run of type in all competitions.
The previous Premier League champions defeated Chelsea 3-1 on Sunday and, after yet one more sturdy efficiency away from dwelling, Guardiola couldn’t disguise his happiness.
“I’m actually impressed in regards to the high quality of the human beings on this crew,” he informed talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface.
“So coming right here to Outdated Trafford and enjoying the best way that we play, we spoke about how we needed to play. I’m not speaking about successful or dropping, we now have to play and we performed.
“I’m extremely glad within the efficiency for the best way that we confirmed, once more, in our final three video games – Newcastle, Chelsea and right this moment – present the standard that we now have.”
With yet one more go to to the House of Soccer secured for the spring, the Spaniard has admitted it feels ‘magic’ to be visiting the house of English soccer as soon as once more.
He continued: “The goal is to attempt to be constant, so within the final interval we have been.
“After all we dropped some factors that we shouldn’t have dropped as a result of weren’t on the similar degree. However I had the sensation right this moment that we discovered a particular approach that we are able to play good.
“We created issues for the opponent, be constant, be strong and it’s magic for us. 4 instances in a row, to go to play at Wembley, to play on this last.”