Man City book place in FA Cup final to keep quadruple hopes alive

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Man City book place in FA Cup final to keep quadruple hopes alive



Manchester City are through to the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)Manchester City will take on Wolves or Watford in the FA Cup final after beating Brighton 1-0 in the semi-finals at Wembley.
Gabriel Jesus converted Kevin De Bruyne’s sublime cross after just four minutes when he ducked down to head past a helpless Mat Ryan.
City controlled the first half but could have been reduced to 10-men when Kyle Walker appeared to headbutt Alireza Jahanbakhsh. The full-back was given a yellow and the officials saw no reason to upgrade it to a red after a review.
Pep Guardiola’s men failed to increase their lead before the break, which invited Brighton out to find an equaliser after the interval. Inevitably, though, that left gaps and Raheem Sterling came close to exploiting the newfound space when he cannoned an effort against the post midway through the second half.

Walker was lucky to escape a red card (Picture: Getty)The Seagulls threw more and more men forward but failed to lay a glove on City, coming closest when substitute Jose Izquierdo tested Ederson with a curling effort from 20 yards.
City will now watch on as Watford and Wolves face one another at Wembley on Sunday as another final lays in wait for Guardiola’s men.
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They bagged the Carabao Cup final in March and will be overwhelming favourites in the final, no matter who they face.
City are two points behind Liverpool in the Premier League but have a game in hand, while they face Spurs in the Champions League.
MORE: Kyle Walker somehow avoids red card after VAR review for headbutt on Alireza Jahanbakhsh

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