Man Utd 0-2 Man City: Player ratings as Pep Guardiola’s side reach Carabao Cup final

MANCHESTER UNITED

Dean Henderson – 8

Henderson’s eventful residence debut started with Gundogan’s ruled-out strike, De Bruyne crashing towards the submit, and Foden additionally being denied by the offside flag after discovering the web. The ‘keeper’s luck ran out after the break when Stones scored however Henderson responded properly, pulling off tremendous saves to maintain out Sterling and Mahrez, earlier than Fernandinho gave him no probability.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

Wan-Bissaka had an actual battle with Foden and completed the primary half as United’s prime tackler and joint-top clearance maker. Had no pleasure on the entrance foot however did properly in his one-on-ones.

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Highlights of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie between Manchester United and Manchester City

Victor Lindelof – 5

Returning to the United defence after struggling a again drawback on Boxing Day, Lindelof obtained again up to the mark properly. He and Maguire needed to cope with the problem of City’s attackers not taking part in in a typical striker position so positioning was key in open play. But it was his missed clearance from the free-kick which allowed the ball to undergo to Stones.

Harry Maguire – 6

Maguire made important blocks within the league fixture between these groups final month however couldn’t react shortly sufficient to chop out the free-kick for the primary objective when Lindelof made his misjudgement. Glanced a header extensive from a first-half nook however could not lead his group to the final.

Luke Shaw – 6

Steady down the left flank for United with out doing something spectacular. Found his man with a few crosses however was restricted by a hard-working Sterling and had an actual wrestle with the City man for a lot of the match. Booked for a shove on Cancelo.

Fred – 7

A tremendous lengthy ball within the first half from Fred ought to have been managed and completed by Rashford however the striker missed his contact. Mopped up unfastened balls properly in midfield and labored exhausting to restrict the opposition.

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Scott McTominay – 6

Tidy in possession – he had a 100 per cent passing accuracy within the first half – and eager to hitch in with assaults when he might, McTominay shot properly over from distance within the first interval. Was withdrawn with quarter-hour to play for Greenwood as United looked for an equaliser.

Paul Pogba – 6

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Paul Pogba is challenged by Joao Cancelo throughout the Carabao Cup semi-final

Pogba has seemed like he has been getting again to his finest in current weeks and seemed sharp early on, pouncing on a unfastened City go earlier than overhitting a cross. Tried to get United occurring the entrance foot after City’s objective and teed up Fernandes for a wild shot however couldn’t be the inspiration.

Bruno Fernandes – 5

A poor efficiency from United’s key man after they wanted him to step up. Harmless long-range pictures in both half and a miscued go to Rashford when United had been on the break prompt a participant looking for one thing that was not fairly there. Wasted an important probability with 20 minutes to go when the ball sat up for him properly within the field.

Marcus Rashford – 6

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Marcus Rashford is challenged by Fernandinho

There had been a handful of practically moments however nothing fairly got here off for the United striker. He went simply too quickly and was flagged offside in a transfer which noticed the ball find yourself within the City web within the first couple of minutes, noticed a fierce shot properly blocked by Dias halfway by means of the primary half, after which failed to regulate Fred’s ball to him within the field when he was in one-on-one.

Anthony Martial – 5

Like Rashford, Martial scored residence and away towards City final season however he not often threatened on this one, badly miscuing his finest probability when he had a header from Shaw’s deflected cross. Fortunate to not be booked for diving late on as United looked for an equaliser.

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Mason Greenwood – n/a

Sent on to seek out an equaliser at 1-0 down however United had been quickly two behind and an excellent probability didn’t come his approach.

Donny van de Beek – n/a

On for the final couple of minutes – and his lack of involvement will likely be a speaking level with the switch window open.

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MANCHESTER CITY

Zack Steffen – 7

Like Henderson, he had an early let-off because of an offside flag when Stones deflected the ball into his web however saved properly from Fernandes on 10 minutes. That assault on his objective was not sustained, although, and he solely needed to work another time.

John Stones – 8

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John Stones celebrates after giving Man City the lead at Old Trafford

Stones had a let-off inside two minutes when the ball bounced off his chest and previous Steffen into his personal objective however an offside flag spared him and the defender improved from then on. He was completely positioned to bundle within the opener quickly after the break and City’s defence continues to look assured with Stones alongside Dias.

Ruben Dias – 8

Like Stones, Dias made an early blunder, misjudging the lengthy ball within the transfer which led to his team-mate knocking into his personal web, however quickly sharpened up. There was an important block to disclaim Rashford and a way of authority on the coronary heart of City’s again three, as properly as helping the much less skilled Zinchenko to his left. A person-of-the-match efficiency.

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7

A left-back by commerce, the City defender did a powerful job tucking in to kind a 3. He provides up top and muscle on most of his opponents however with velocity and good positioning he helped City cope properly with what United threw their approach. Showed his capability on the ball with a pleasant go by means of for Foden for his offside ‘objective’ however this was all about his back-foot play.

Joao Cancelo – 7

Expected to play at right-back, Cancelo spent the sport in midfield and labored to close down the areas Pogba and Fernandes like to function in. Improved after the break, firing over from distance quickly after the opener, nearly discovering Foden with an important cross, and simply unable to set Sterling by means of, too. Booked for a conflict with Shaw after being shoved to the ground however had the final snigger.

Fernandinho – 8

Another masterful defensive midfield show – and an excellent clincher from the captain too. In the primary half there have been a few tremendous balls excessive for De Bruyne and Sterling and though he was booked in the beginning of the second half for a foul on Pogba, he gained that midfield battle and capped it off by sending City to Wembley with a surprising low strike from the sting of the field which confirmed off his exemplary method.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7

Gundogan was a goal-scorer towards Chelsea and he thought he was on the scoreboard once more on Wednesday when he netted inside 5 minutes at Old Trafford – however he had simply edged offside from Foden’s cross. So typically controls the tempo for City, and whereas he struggled to get on the ball within the first half – as a substitute busy breaking apart United’s play with interceptions – he was extra influential within the second.

Kevin De Bruyne – 7

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Kevin De Bruyne fires a first-half shot off the submit

As ever, on the coronary heart of City’s finest play for a lot of the match and nearly scored a stunner on 13 minutes when he crashed towards the submit from the sting of the field. Playing in that extra superior place like he did towards Chelsea, De Bruyne seemed for area in the proper channel to ship crosses into the United field. It was his deflected shot which led to the set-piece for Fernandinho’s strike.

Riyad Mahrez – 6

Started in City’s strikerless assault however Mahrez was quiet for a lot of the opening 45 minutes. Saw loads of the ball however his involvement was little linking passes from deeper areas reasonably than doing injury greater up the sphere. He got here alive on the hour mark, forcing Henderson into a superb save, however this was not his evening.

Phil Foden – 7

Backed up a powerful show at Chelsea with one other good efficiency. Could have had an help when he crossed for Gundogan to attain from an offside place and was then the sufferer of the flag himself when he completed brilliantly on 24 minutes. It was his free-kick which bounced by means of for Stones to attain and he nearly added one other himself when stretching for Cancelo’s cross. Becoming a key determine.

Raheem Sterling – 7

Defended from the entrance brilliantly within the first half, profitable the ball again for City extra occasions than another participant (4) however didn’t fairly make his moments within the field rely. Ran into Shaw when he burst in from the proper flank within the first half, and – regardless of spectacular dangle time – couldn’t fairly direct his header past Henderson within the second.

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Rodri – n/a

On for Mahrez the final 10 minutes to shore issues up however his defensive midfield companion Fernandinho meant his position was not as important as it might need been.

What’s subsequent?

The Carabao Cup final will happen at Wembley on Sunday, April 25, with kick-off at 4pm.

Both sides are internet hosting Championship sides in FA Cup third-round motion this weekend. United face Watford on Saturday (8pm), and City welcome Birmingham on Sunday (1.30pm).

United are then again in Premier League motion at Burnley on Tuesday, January 12, stay on Sky Sports Football for an 8.15pm kick-off, whereas City host Brighton on Wednesday, January 13 at 6pm.

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