Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City to book their place in the semifinals of the English FA Cup with a 2-0 quarterfinal win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
City took the lead in the third minute when David Silva calmly finished off Pablo Zabaleta’s pass.
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Guzan produced a number of fine saves to deny Silva, Leroy Sane and deflect an Aguero shot on to the post.
Aguero finally got on the score sheet on 67 minutes after coolly putting away Sterling’s superb pass to make it 2-0 for City.
City have thus reached the last four of the FA Cup for the first time in four years as manager Pep Guardiola aims to win some silverware in his first season in English football.
The Spaniard said after the game: “We were outstanding from the beginning. We have now played three teams from the Premier League and one from the Championship.
“We played a good performance and were there from the first minute.
“Claudio made a good performance and that is why we were able to have another clean sheet. I like to work with these guys. I’m so happy.”
City will play the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie in Monaco on Wednesday. They are on a 5-3 lead after a thrilling first leg at the Etihad Stadium.
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