PLAYER RATINGS: Ruben Dias puts in man-of-the-match performance
PLAYER RATINGS: Ruben Dias puts in man-of-the-match performance but Bruno Fernandes has an off night as Manchester City beat local rivals to reach the Carabao Cup final
- Ruben Dias was the man of the match for Manchester City in a 2-0 victory
- Pep Guardiola’s side reached the Carabao Cup final for a fourth year in a row
- Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes had an off night for the home side
Manchester City beat rivals Manchester United 2-0 to reach the Carabao Cup final for the fourth year running.
John Stones gave the visitors the lead from a free-kick in the 50th minute when the defender met Phil Foden’s delivery to bundle the ball beyond Dean Henderson.
Fernandinho made it 2-0 in the 83rd minute with a first-time volley from the edge of the box which flew into the bottom corner.
Sportsmail’s CHRIS WHEELER rated the performances of the players from both sides.
Manchester City beat rivals Manchester United 2-0 to reach the Carabao Cup final for the fourth year running
Dean Henderson 6.5 – Decent home debut and had no chance with either goal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6.5 – Great duel with Foden but poor clearance on second goal.
Harry Maguire 6 – Positioning was spot on but moment of hesitancy led to first goal.
Victor Lindelof 6.5 – Made some timely interceptions on his comeback from injury.
Luke Shaw 7 – Good marking job on Sterling and got forward whenever he could.
Luke Shaw did a good marking job on Raheem Sterling and got forward when he could
Fred 6 – Had his work cut out and had to be careful after getting himself booked.
Scott McTominay 5.5 – Went close with first-half effort but first player subbed.
Paul Pogba 6 – Plenty of effort but didn’t produce enough for a player of his calibre.
Marcus Rashford 6.5 – Looked United’s best bet for a breakthrough but didn’t quite happen.
Bruno Fernandes 6 – Not his night. United’s talisman gave possession away too cheaply.
United talisman Bruno Fernandes had an off night and gave possession away too frequently
Anthony Martial 6 – Couple of chances but didn’t cause City enough problems.
Subs: De Gea, Bailly, Mata, Greenwood (for McTominay 75, 6), James, Telles, Matic, Van de Beek (for Fred 88), Tuanzebe.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 6 – A fourth semi-final defeat and a deserved one as well. The wait goes on for United.
Manchester City (4-1-2-3)
Zack Steffen 6.5 – Solid first derby and made a super save to tip away Fernandes effort.
Joao Cancelo 7 – Managed to keep Pogba quiet and went close with great effort.
Ruben Dias 8 – Fantastic block on Rashford shot was the highlight of fine display.
John Stones 7 – Grateful to see early own-goal ruled out, then scored his first goal in three years.
Ruben Dias (left) and John Stones (right) were both impressive at the back for the visitors
Oleksandr Zinchenko 5 – Struggled against Rashford’s pace and looked vulnerable.
Fernandinho 7 – Got under Fernandes’s skin and got his first goal in more than two years as well.
Ilkay Gundogan 6.5 – A handful for United and had an early goal ruled out for offside.
Phil Foden 7 – Looked lively on the left. Full of running and attacking intent.
Riyad Mahrez 6 – Made little impression through the middle. Better when he drifted wide.
Kevin De Bruyne 7.5 – At the heart of City’s best moves. Shook the post with a cracking shot.
Kevin De Bruyne was at the heart of City’s best moves and had another impressive evening
Raheem Sterling 6.5 – Switched flanks but found Shaw as hard to beat as Wan-Bissaka.
Subs: Walker, Gabriel Jesus, Aguero, Rodri (for Mahrez 79, 6), Mendy, Nmecha, Harwood-Bellis, Mbete, Trafford.
Pep Guardiola 8 – Went for it from the start and deserves to be in his fourth final in a row.
Referee: Martin Atkinson 7 – Faced a couple of half-hearted penalty appeals and was right to turn them down. Reffed it well.
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