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Manchester City Beats Swansea City, 3-2 in FA Cup: Reaction & Tweets

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Manchester City strong armed a stunning second-half comeback to see off a herculean effort by Swansea to advance to a place in the FA Cup semi-final.

The home side snuck into a 2-0 half-time lead, that included a great goal by Celina a former City player. They maintained that lead until the 69th-minute when the Blues, inspired by sub Sergio Aguero, began to turn the tables.

Goals from Bernardo, an own goal from Kristoffer Nordfeldt and a late, late winner from Aguero kept City’s FA Cup dream alive after a thrilling encounter.

On to the reaction:

Pep Guardiola Reaction

But Guardiola says his side need to keep convincing him it can happen before he will make any predictions.

“Ask me at the end of April [about quadruple] and I will answer you,” Guardiola said.

“I want to congratulate the players and staff for being here at this stage. I am already satisfied.

“I know for the people it will be a big failure if we don’t win three or four titles, so I’m sorry!

“Now we are going to fight every game after the international break.”

“We played a good game in general. We made some mistakes and conceded goals,” he said.

”We adjust something in the defensive way. Celina moved well between the lines and we defended better with two holding players.

”But we spoke in half time and said we need a goal and then hopefully the rest will be easier. The spirit didn’t drop.

“We started really well at the beginning but missed the last pass and last actions, that’s why we had problems. Swansea played good. But we started second half very good, found a goal and after we created a lot of chances.”

Bernardo Silva Reaction

“We are so happy,” said Bernardo. “It could have gone either way, Congratulations to Swansea who played very well and made it difficult but we kept going, pressing and eventually the goals came.

”Now we can head off for the international break and when we come back, we can try to win the three competitions we are still in.

”It won’t be easy - we could win them all or lose them all - everything is possible but we will be trying our best to be successful.”

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Next up is a long International break and then back in to action in the Premier League v Fulham. See you then!