Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup

22 December, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel were among the Leicester players visiting

After Smith's stoppage time goal, you can guess that the home fans were in raptures.

"I congratulate them. I don't want me saying they are lucky to be the main thing of it".

United, second in the Premier League, made 10 changes from their weekend victory against West Brom but still boasted a star-studded team including a fearsome front three of Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial against the second-division high-flyers.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who saw his chances of winning a fifth League Cup ended, mixed praise for the victorious underdogs with the observation that they were also "lucky".

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Speaking after the defeat, he said: "They were a bit lucky but fought a lot to be lucky".

For the Robins' reward on one of the finest nights in their 123-year history was to set up the prospect of another when Guardiola's Manchester City, Europe's team of the moment, visit them in a last four, second leg tie in January.

"For them it was a big, big day".

United now will now have to pick themselves up when they visit Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday (7.45pm).

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Unidentified ball boy ran straight to the Bristol City boss Lee Johnson who picked him up above the ground and swing him round in the air as celebration went wild.

"Do the recent results against them give us extra motivation? Yes".

Alvaro Morata's victor against Bournemouth sent Chelsea into the last four.

On the other hand, Chelsea defeated Bournemouth 2-1 at their stadium, Stamford Bridge, while Bristol City continued their fantastic run in the competition, defeating the reigning champions, Manchester United, 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Korey Smith.

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"They've done very well against us lately, especially at Wembley but if I put myself in the Arsenal camp, I don't think it's ideal for them to play us over two legs".

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