Manchester City kept their hopes of an unprecedented quadruple alive by reaching the final of the EFL Cup courtesy of a 5-3 aggregate victory over Bristol City , winning 3-2 in last night’s second leg at Ashton Gate.

Lee Johnson’s Championship promotion hopefuls gave a good account over both legs – only losing the first 2-1 to a last-gasp Sergio Aguero header – but goals from Leroy Sane and Aguero either side of half time in the second leg saw the Premier League outfit take control of the tie.

Marlon Pack responded by halving the deficit on the night shortly after the hour mark, and that looked like being merely a consolation until
Aden Flint raised hopes of an astonishing comeback with a 94th-minute goal to level things up at 2-2.

That left the hosts needing just one more goal to force extra time, but it was the visitors who got the fifth of the evening when Kevin De Bruyne immediately restored Man City’s lead on the night and their two-goal aggregate advantage.

Man City – who lead the way in the Premier League and are still in the FA Cup and Champions League too – will face either Arsenal or Chelsea in the final at Wembley on February 25.

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