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Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City, 2017 FA Cup: Final Score 0-2, City advance to semifinal


Manchester City v Middlesbrough - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City are moving on to the FA Cup semifinal thanks to a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday's early kickoff. City scored an early goal and remained in control for the rest of the match, eventually killing off Boro and advancing to the Final Four.


City had a spectacular start to the game, with David Silva scoring a goal for the visitors after just two minutes. The Citizens easily found spaces inside the Boro defense, and could have scored a couple more goals and kill the tie early in the match.

But the Sky Blues couldn't find another goal, and Boro gained confidence to go forward and trouble City's defense. Claudio Bravo had to make a fantastic stop on a Rudy Gestede header, and the hosts had a few more opportunities to find the equalizer. Leroy Sané had a great chance to double City's lead on a counter-attack, but wasted it.

At halftime, an electric start for City only got them a goal, and Boro were still very much alive.


City were sensational to start the second half, launching a barrage of attack and shots at goal. Brad Guzan made some amazing saves to keep Boro in the game, but City were just too much to handle. Leroy Sané made a fantastic run on the left side and put in a beautiful cross to Sergio Agüero, who scored the second and finished the game.

In the end, a very strong performance and victory for the Citizens, and off to Wembley we go.

Middlesbrough: Guzan; Barragán, Bernardo (Fry), Gibson, Fábio; De Roon, Clayton, Leadbitter (Ramírez); Traoré, Gestede (Negredo), Stuani

Goals: None

Man City: Bravo; Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy; De Bruyne, Touré (Fernando), Silva; Sterling, Agüero (Iheanacho), Sané (Nolito)

Goals: Silva (3'), Agüero (67')