Man City fight back to keep quadruple bid alive

Tanya Simon
March 17, 2019

However, they were opened up after 20 minutes by Connor Roberts who drew a foul from Fabian Delph in the penalty area and Matt Grimes converted from the spot to give Swansea the lead.

From then on in it was all Manchester City and an own goal off the back of Swansea goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt after substitute Sergio Aguero's 77th-minute penalty had hit the post levelled the tie.

Two goals behind to Championship also-rans Swansea, for 68 minutes nothing went Manchester City's way.

They equalised in controversial circumstances less than ten minutes later, as Sterling appeared to be felled by Swans defender Cameron Carter-Vickers for a penalty.

"If it is not a penalty, and it is offside like the people say, I'm sorry", Guardiola said.

"We are in the dark ourselves over the non-use of VAR here and that it would only be used in Premier League stadiums", the spokesman told Press Association Sport.

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"All around Europe there is VAR", Guardiola said. I don't like to win games when decisions are wrong.

Sergio Aguero was then in an offside position when he scored the victor in the 88th minute, but the Video Assistant Referee was not in use as the game was not being played at a Premier League ground.

During his time in Manchester, he'd been loaned out to FC Twente in the Netherland and also Ipswich Town but given the chance to join Swansea, Celina made a decision to quit City for Swansea after only managing to make four appearances.

Having already won the League Cup and advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals, City remain in the hunt for an unprecedented clean sweep of all four major trophies.

"We always believed it would come, always we fight. We know every game we lose, we lose the competition".

Police match commander Supt Steve Jones said the safety of supporters, players, officials and those who work at these games was "paramount".

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