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Manchester City Advance to League Cup Final, 3-2 AGG: Reaction & Tweets

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Pep and his men back to Wembley.

Manchester City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup: Semi Final Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Manchester City secured a place at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final for a third successive season, despite losing 1-0 to 10-man Manchester United in the semi-final second leg.

City had two goals disallowed and missed a number of early chances in a nervy derby at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola’s men eked home 3-2 on aggregate.

On to Wembley and on to the reaction-

Pep Guardiola Reaction

“Today we met an incredible, physical side,” he said afterwards.

“Their goal was a set-piece and the first time they shot on target. In the second half they shot once and no more than that.

“I am really pleased. For the 180 minutes we played in both games, we were better. I am so satisfied with the way we played and with the problems we have in the back four, with the injuries we have.

“I’m very pleased to be in the final for a third year in a row.”

“When people talk about complacency because of what we have won; we would not be able to make the final three years in a row,” he added.

“Normally when you win a lot, this competition doesn’t matter. That’s never happened with my team. We can lose, but it [complaceny] will never happen. It’s never happened in my eleven or twelve years as a manger.

“I am incredibly delighted for all of us because it doesn’t matter what competition we play, we try to win. I’m happy to be at Wembley against a historical team like Aston Villa.”

Kevin De Bruyne Reaction

“I can’t really comprehend how we lost this game,”

“For me Manchester United didn’t have one chance today. In the end, good we go through.”

“I think we got sloppy,” said De Bruyne, who skippered the side.

“For their goal, we did not clear the lines well and out of nothing they scored.

“You can tell me if they had a chance again because I don’t recall it.

“We fought when we had to and will learn from the mistakes.

”If we win the final no-one will talk about this game.

“The final is a nice day and we will fight to win the cup. If we do it will be nice.”

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