Manchester City will face Liverpool in the final of the Capital One Cup after they took a late 3-1 (4-3 on aggregate) victory against Everton. In the first game of the semi-final Everton won 2-1, and they even took an early lead in the second game thanks to Ross Barkley, but then goals scored by Fernandinho, Kevin de Bruyne and Aguero assured City’s progression to the final. Manuel Pellegrini’s side will play against Liverpool on February 28.

Early lead

In the first minutes of the game City had plenty of ball possession and their offensive selection looked really sharp at the start of the match, but it was Everton who took an early lead after 18 minutes thanks to Ross Barkley, who fired a long-range shot past City’s goalkeeper, Caballero.

Few minutes later City stepped up their game and their grabbed an equalizer just after six minutes.

Sergio Aguero tried his luck from the right wing, his shot was blocked, but the ball went to Fernandinho, who let it fly from 20 yards. The midfielder watched his shot hit the target after the ball took a deflection off Everton’s defender.

City's domination

Manchester City continued to dominate the game, but they couldn’t find a way to best John Robles. The biggest star of the Citizens, Sergio Aguero, was well covered by the defenders, but he was still able to create chances for his teammates.

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David Silva hit the post in the 34th minute as City tried to level the scores just before the half-time.

In the second half frustration was growing in Manchester, but their domination paid off in the 70th minute when Kevin de Bruyne took advantage of Raheem Sterling on the wing. The English international delivered the ball perfectly to de Bruyne, who made no mistakes and beat the goalkeeper.

The Citizens decided to push for another goal which would open their way to the final of the Football League Cup.

They succeeded in the 76th minute, when Kevin de Bruyne crossed the ball into the penalty area where Sergio Aguero was waiting to finish with a header. The Argentinian put the ball in the top corner of the goal.

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