Manchester City cleared aside second-level Cardiff City 2-0 with first-half objectives from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling on Sunday to achieve the FA Cup fifth round.
Manchester City cleared aside second-level Cardiff City 2-0 with first-half objectives from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling on Sunday to achieve the FA Cup fifth round in their mission to win an extraordinary four trophies this season.
Liveliness Guardiola’s side started without a perceived striker however took only eight minutes to proceed when midfielder De Bruyne rolled an astute free kick under the divider as the protectors hopped to hinder the normal heading of his shot.
“The divider was close so I figured it is simpler to hit it under as opposed to over,” said De Bruyne.
Bernardo Silva thought he had gotten a fabulous second objective for the guests with a long-run shot however Leroy Sane was hailed offside, a dubious choice that prompted warmed discourses amongst Guardiola and the fourth official.
City’s strength was never in question however and Silva turned supplier for the second objective, consummately coordinating a cross for the unmarked Sterling to head the ball into the net following 37 minutes for his nineteenth objective of the season in all rivalries.
Cardiff twice went close after the interim through Kenneth Zohore and Junior Hoilett however City dependably looked agreeable and Sterling and Silva spurned opportunities to broaden the lead.
Danilo likewise drew a great spare from home attendant Neil Etheridge before Championship side Cardiff’s day deteriorated with the late rejection of Joe Bennett for a moment bookable offense.
His initially clacking challenge on Sane prompted the German’s substitution at the interim. “We knew how they played — they got us a couple of times and that is football,” said De Bruyne. Guardiola said the damage would be surveyed on Monday.