Man United Knocked Out by Bristol City in League Cup Shock

Written by on December 21, 2017

Man United Knocked Out by Bristol City in League Cup Shock

Bristol City, from English football’s second-tier, pulled off a sensation in the League Cup quarter-finals they knocked out the holders Manchester United 2-1 amid late and wholly improbable drama at their Ashton Gate home on Wednesday.

On one of the great nights in the Championship club’s 123-year history, City dispatched the Premier League giants amd ecstatic scenes with a winner three minutes into stoppage time from Korey Smith.

City’s reward for their famous win was to earn a semi-final tie with runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City while Chelsea , who also defeated Bournemouth 2-1 in a dramatic finish at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, were later drawn to play Arsenal.

He had picked a much-changed but string side with big guns Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba back in the starting lineup but United found it a trying night and could not complain when local hero Joe Bryan put City ahead with a superb 51st minute strike.

They made United the fourth Premier League victims of their fairy tale Cup run when, latching on to a fine chipped pass from substitute Matty Taylor, Smith took the ball expertly on his chest and swiveled to fire home left-footed in the final seconds.

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