Manchester City’s campaign for glory continued on Tuesday night when they edged closer to a place in the final of the Carabao Cup.
There is no doubt that the team have been in scintillating form throughout the season and a cut above the rest in terms of quality.
Recently, though, luck has also been on Pep Guardiola’s side, and that was evident in their semi-final first-leg clash against Bristol City.
Fresh from beating Manchester United in the quarter-finals, the Robins headed into the contest at the Etihad Stadium with plenty of confidence.
The Championship outfit struck first when Bobby Reid netted from the penalty spot.
Early in the second half, Kevin De Bruyne found an equaliser for City, but the killer blow for Bristol City was when Sergio Aguero scored the winner in the 92nd minute to claim a 2-1 advantage.
For City’s local rivals United, the result would not have caused much joy, but they did take delight in the fact that there were plenty of empty seats at the Etihad.
🎶 "Your city is red, your city is red, just like Bristol, your city is red" Bristol fans singing at the blue plastic seats in the Emptihad
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) January 9, 2018
— Gary B France (@GazBFrance) January 9, 2018
— Jonathan Bird (@jonbird77) January 9, 2018
Why does no one seem to mention the Etihad which is mainly full of empty seats yet when we play at Old Trafford they can’t wait to mention it coz they know who rules Manchester #mufc #mcfc #SkySports #BTSport 🤬🏟🤬
— Kerry Louise (@KerryKez7) January 9, 2018
Emptyseats at the Etihad tonight for a semi-final 1st leg against Bristol City…..we won’t mention Old Trafford! #emptytiers #emptihad #emptyhad #manutd #mancity #mufc #mcfc #awkward pic.twitter.com/f0x8MMGiEK
— RED Emptyseats (@MUFCemptyseats) January 9, 2018
— Dirty Jesus (@BilliBetting) January 9, 2018
— Ken Murphy (@Kenm7Ken) January 9, 2018
Massive club Man City semi final the grounds half empty #mufc
— John murphy (@redmurf19) January 9, 2018