Man City Vs Man United: Solskjaer battles Guardiola for Wembley Final Ticket (LIVE UPDATES)

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Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping for an upset as his team takes on neighbours Manchester City in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at the Etihad Stadium.

City hold the advantage over United going into Wednesday’s tie.

Pep Guardiola’s side currently have a 3-1 lead from the first leg played three weeks ago at Old Trafford.

Goals from Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and an Andreas Pereira own goal secured victory for the Citizens in the first leg.

It was Marcus Rashford’s second-half that gave United a lifeline from the first leg but the English forward will not be available tonight, as he is out, injured

City are looking to become only the third team to reach three League Cup finals in a row and have scored exactly three goals in all of their matches in the competition so far this season.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Update.

Kickoff is 8.45 pm

Team News

Manchester City XI | Bravo, Walker, Rodrigo, Otamendi, Cancelo, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne (C), Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

SUBS | Ederson, Stones, G Jesus, Zinchenko, D Silva, Foden, Garcia.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Williams, Fred, Matic, Lingard, Greenwood, Martial.


Kick off at the Etihad stadium by United


Both teams start quite brightly


Good shot my mahrez but a good save by the United keeper also

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Corner kick for City


Sterling with a shot for penalty.. Referee may consult the VAR


No.. He gives just the corner kick


Bernando Silva clears off the line as another United attack is thwarted


Another save by De Gea as he parries away the flick from Aguero


Manchester City piling the pressure on the United defence but some reprieve for the visitors as they get a goal kick


Tackles flying everywhere but it is still 0-0 after 21 minutes of action at the Etihad


Manchester City with five corner kicks already none for United as the host continue to dominate


Foul by Otamendi , United get a freekick


Maguire with a crucial tackle to deny Sterling a good chance… City get their sixth corner kick


Game temporarily halted as David de Gea appears injured


GOALLLL!!! Matic with a lovely strike

 


First goal for Matic since December 2018


Manchester United’s goal comes from their first shot on target


Lingard fuming as he is denied a freekick by the referee


Bernando Silva with a teasing ball into the United box but no one available for the simple tap in


Sterling gets the ball into the net but he has been rightly flagged offside by the assistant referee


Two minutes added time


De Gea with another crucial block as Aguero almost benefitted from a faulty back pass


Half Time: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United


Second half back on and Daniel James has come in for Mason Greenwood


City start the second half leading 3-2 on aggregate but trailing 1-0 tonight


Free kick for United, Fred whips it in but Maguire heads over the bar


Yellow card for Matic


Martial tries to find a way past the City defenders but the has been disposed of the ball


Yellow Card for Rodrigo after a foul on Lingard


Sterling blows away a huge opportunity as his final effort goes over the bar


Sixty Minutes have gone… City leading 3-2 on aggregate but trailing 1-0 tonight


Guardiola has suffered five defeats this season, all have been in the EPL, the Spaniard is on a 13-match unbeaten run in club competitions


Martial tries a shot from a difficult angle.. it goes over the bar


Substitution: Jesse Lingard pulled off for Andreas Pereira


Mahrez also taken off for David Silva


Huge sigh of relief for United as City blow another chance after a big mistake by captain Maguire


RED CARD… Matic gets a second yellow card and he has been sent off


Substitution: Juan Mata is brought in to replace Luke Shaw


Aguero gets the ball in the net, but the Argentine is flagged for offside


85 minutes gone.. Man City still leading 3-2 on aggregate but trailing 1-0 tonight


Substitution: De Bryune makes way for John Stones


Four minutes added time


Another late change.. Gabriel Jesus in for Sergio Aguero


FULL TIME: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United






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