Holders Manchester City progressed through to yet another Carabao Cup final, and they did so again at the expense of neighbours Manchester United winning 2-0.
The hosts United, came into this one in terrific domestic form. Eight successive wins, has put The Red Devil’s joint top of the Premier League with arch-rivals Liverpool.
So arguably, The Reds were favourites going into this semi-final, despite losing three semi-finals last year.
But write City off, at your own risk. This is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, a team that got 100 premier league points and goals.
This is the same Man City, who have had a strangle hold on this tournament for the last three seasons, winning it each time.
In the Premier League, City have been resurgent and the 3-1 win over Chelsea sees them move up to fifth.
Key to this resurgence has been the defensive partnership of John Stones and Ruben Dias. Stones in particular, has been in brilliant form of late and it was he who opened the scoring.
The hosts United after conceding the first, were chasing the game, but it would be Fernandinho who would score City’s second, ending the game as a contest.
Disappointment for United, but sheer joy for City who are through to yet another final. Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are in the way for a fourth successive triumph for Manchester City.
The final, which will be contested on 25th April, promises to be a classic. The final will be held then, to try and accommodate fans, with the hope the virus can be controlled and be ended by then.
I for one can’t wait!