Manchester City beat Huddersfield town 5-1 to qualify for the FA quarter finals yesterday night. The game was a replay at the Etihad after the two teams had failed to score against each other in their first match at Huddersfield.
The game started off with a surprise as Harry Burns shot went through Claudio Bravo’s legs in the 7th minute to send the hosts into panic mode. Sane then tapped in in the 30th minute to bring Manchester City back into the game. The hosts then went on to be awarded a penalty which Sergio Aguero tucked in nicely to keep Manchester City in control. By half time the hosts were 3-1 up following another goal from defender Pablo Zabaleta.
The second half wasn’t filled with much activity as the third goal came in the 78th minute courtesy of Sergio Aguero, his second of the match. There was also time for Kelechi Iheanacho to come in and score a fifth in the 91st minute.
Manchester City now have a trip to fellow Premier League side Middlesbrough on Saturday 11th March. The match had the manager defending his under fire keeper for letting in a simple goal that had been scored earlier on. Claudio Bravo has come under immense pressure this season after leaving La Liga giants Barcelona. He has let in numerous simple goals that pundits in the English Premier League have termed easy goal.
The team is still in hunt for a first trophy under new manager Pep Guardiola and the hierarchy at the club will be hoping he can deliver given his previous records at Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Manchester City are also in control of their champions league match as they lead Monaco by 5 goals to 3 going into the second leg in France.