Manchester City fell at the semi-final stage of the FA Cup for the third consecutive season after a 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at Wembley.
A difficult match and tale of two halves as City had to play with a squad filled with injury and a non-fresh side. Add a Zach Steffen mistake and City could not overcome the difference as they lose. The second half was markedly better, but in the end it was not enough.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“We gave everything after a tough first half.
“For the first goal, the set pieces they are very, very strong.
“The second was an accident. Difficult to come back but they did it perfectly in the second half.”
“That’s why I took that decision. When you play a lot of games and tough ones, these situations can happen.”
“Kevin could not play, Kyle could not play, but it is what it is with the season we have,” he added.
“We have the situation, but it is what it is. We play a lot of games and we don’t have the biggest squad.
“When everyone’s fit it’s okay, but if there’s a few injuries it’s not enough.
“Riyad was fit, Rodri [too]. The other ones there were problems.
“Of course, had we scored the third goal, I’m pretty sure in extra time we could do it, but in this moment we didn’t have many options.”
Wishing a safe journey back for our travelling fans.— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 16, 2022
As always, thank you for your support pic.twitter.com/GzZr8hlSnw
Very disappointed not to reach the final, much better from us in the second half thats what we need to focus on going into the final stage of the season. Thank you to everyone that travelled to Wembley today! pic.twitter.com/KRt7MzKveU— Nathan Aké (@NathanAke) April 16, 2022
Some of y’all making sweeping generalizations on Steffen, when not only has Ederson had howlers before, but recently so have Alison, Mendy, MATS. Just to name a few. Back your players!!!— Bitter and Blue (@BitterandBlue1) April 16, 2022