Manchester City continued their Carabao Cup masterclass as a great second half led to a well deserved victory over Arsenal in North London to cruise into the semi-finals.
Second half goals from Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte made it a night to remember after Gabriel Jesus’s third minute opener had been equalled by Arsenal.
A win and moving to the semi finals makes this a great night in the capital.
We move, on to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“You have to be professional, you have to run a lot. The second goal was the goalkeeper situation, the third was maybe offside.
“These situations changed the game. I think we started well. After that they changed the set-up and we had more problems finding our spaces.
“It’s like in Manchester, everyday it rains and then the sun shines for one day, it doesn’t mean the weather is going to change,”
“They didn’t create much but we weren’t fluid. We changed it half time and put one more player in the position we needed and we were much better.
“We are in the semi-finals and that is important for us.”
“One step at a time, please. I don’t know where we will be in April,” Guardiola insisted.
“Now it is Newcastle and Everton, just two days difference.
“We have to see the draw. We are going to play to reach the final four years in a row.”
I've always said the English Football League Cup is the most important of cups in all of world football.— Duane Rollins (@24thminute) December 22, 2020
Carabao is actually the purest form of football now since it doesn’t have VAR— Rob (@Razza_7) December 22, 2020
This is Caraboa Cup heritage— Bitter and Blue (@BitterandBlue1) December 22, 2020