Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Manchester City storm back as Manchester United crash out of FA Cup

Manchester City storm back as Manchester United crash out of FA Cup

City found themselves 2-0 down after 29 minutes, as Swansea's excellent first-half performance put them on course for a famous upset.

Sergio Aguero swooped late to edge an FA Cup thriller at Swansea City in Manchester City's favour on Saturday.

"It is so hard, because the opponents are so good and we have 10 months with a lot of games".

Guardiola did not win a trophy in his debut campaign in England - the first season in his coaching career where he ended up without silverware - before leading City to the Premier League and League Cup in record-breaking fashion last season. "I don't like to lose games when the decisions are wrong but the referees don't want to make wrong decisions, but they must be helped".

"The most important for the club - more than winning one title - is having the mentality to be there until the end and fight for the titles in this stage of the season".

It was in the 69th minute when Pep Guardiola's side made the breakthrough, as Bernardo Silva struck home with an angled left-footer to give City hope.


Manchester City's torrid form continues with the win, now sitting first in the Premier League table and having demolished Schalke 7-0 midweek to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.

Aguero missed a glorious chance to score seven minutes from time, but the Argentine striker had the final say when he headed the victor two minutes from time.

"You have to ask the authorities why VAR is not here", City manager Guardiola said.

Guardiola was rueful about the decision in his post-match news conference, saying: "All around Europe there is VAR, here there is not".

But a club spokesman said the Football Association told them that VAR would not be used at the Liberty Stadium, even though it was in operation at other quarter-final ties around the country.

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