Guardiola hails ‘magic’ Man City for reaching fourth straight Carabao Cup final. Kick Guardiola was left ‘inconceivably happy’ with his Manchester City group in the wake of beating Manchester United 2-0 to continue to their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup last.
Unlikely goalscorers John Stones and Fernandinho made sure about City’s place at Wembley as United lost their fourth successive semi-last.
Energy Guardiola’s men have not tasted rout in this opposition since 2016 and will confront Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in the last on April 25 in the wake of edging past their neighbors at a vacant Old Trafford.
Restored Stones’ first City objective since November 2017 and Fernandinho’s first since October 2018 gave the Carabao Cup lords a 2-0 triumph at United, who lost a fourth consecutive semi as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hang tight for a lady prize in control proceeded.
This encounter was unquestionably more engaging than a month ago’s dull goalless derby draw, with Bruno Fernandes denied by a heavenly Zack Steffen stop and Kevin De Bruyne hitting the post after each side saw an objective precluded for offside.
In spite of United representing a danger on the counter, City had 68% belonging in the main half and thought back to their daring best at the Theater of Dreams as they proceeded with their solid run of structure in all rivalries.
The former Premier League champions vanquished Chelsea 3-1 on Sunday and, after one more solid execution away from home, Guardiola couldn’t conceal his bliss.
“I’m truly intrigued about the nature of the individuals in this group,” he revealed to talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface.
“So coming here to Old Trafford and playing the way that we play, we talked about how we needed to play. I’m not looking at winning or losing, we need to play and we played.
“I’m unimaginably fulfilled in the exhibition for the way that we appeared, once more, in our last three games – Newcastle, Chelsea and today – show the quality that we have.”
With one more visit to the Home of Football made sure about for the spring, the Spaniard has let it out feels ‘sorcery’ to visit the home of English football by and by.
He proceeded: “The objective is to attempt to be steady, so in the last time frame we were.
“Obviously we dropped a few focuses that we shouldn’t have dropped on the grounds that were not at a similar level. Yet, I had the inclination today that we found an extraordinary way that we can play great.
“We made issues for the rival, be predictable, be strong and it’s sorcery for us. Multiple times straight, to go to play at Wembley, to play in this last.”