Man United 0-2 Man City: Guardiola’s men reach Carabao Cup final

Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s men reach Carabao Cup final as they Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Old Trafford.

Man United 0-2 Man City Guardiola’s men reach Carabao Cup final
Man United 0-2 Man City: John Stones and Fernandinho set up Carabao Cup final clash with Tottenham

Manchester City remains on course for a fourth successive Carabao Cup win after goals from John Stones and Fernandinho earned a 2-0 semi-final victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Stones bundled home Phil Foden’s free-kick shortly after the break to open the scoring after both sides had had first-half efforts ruled out for offside.

Fernandinho then booked City’s place at Wembley with a volleyed finish on 83 minutes to set up a final meeting with Tottenham.

This encounter was far more entertaining than last month’s drab goalless derby draw, with Bruno Fernandes denied by a superb Zack Steffen stop and Kevin De Bruyne hitting the post after each side saw a goal ruled out for offside.

Those incidents all came in a frantic opening 15 minutes and Phil Foden had a goal ruled out for offside before time was called on a captivating first half in which City bossed possession.

United held firm until the 50th minute when Stones ghosted in and capitalised on some questionable defending to turn home a Foden free-kick.

Dean Henderson kept United in it but Fernandinho ended any hope of a comeback on a night when City paid their respects to club great Colin Bell, who died aged 74 on Tuesday afternoon.

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