Lower Newcastle 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on June 28, Man City has the basis to continue hoping to acquire the entire Cup title in the 2019-2020 season.
* Goals: De Bruyne (pen) 37 ‘, Sterling 68’.
Man City could not defend the throne in the English Premier League, but soon won the League Cup. The FA Cup, along with the Champions League, are playgrounds they have the opportunity to crown as this season. Therefore, coach Pep Guardiola put in the optimal team on the trip to St James’ Park.
The difference in force between the two teams created a one-sided posture during 90 minutes.
Coach Steve Bruce first gave the opportunity to start striker Andy Carroll, hoping the physical strength of the English striker will help Newcastle. But in a game where the host only held the ball 18% in the first half, Carroll’s slow made Newcastle unable to counterattack.
Man City leisurely kicked to the end of 15 times in the first 45 minutes. After Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling missed clear opportunities, Kevin De Bruyne made his mark on his 29th birthday. The Belgian midfielder opened the scoring in the 37th minute from the 11-point mark, after Gabriel Jesus was pushed by Fabian Schar. fell within the penalty area.
The match was not much different in the second half. Man City continued to overwhelm and got the second table, after Sterling’s curling effort in the 68th minute. Newcastle’s efforts only helped them create the only dangerous opportunity, but Dwight Gayle – striker came on for Carroll – missed after a pass by Saint-Maximin.
Winning easy Newcastle 2-0, Man City went one step on the journey to defend the championship. They will meet Arsenal in the semi-finals. Three years ago, Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students lost to Arsenal in this round of the tournament.
Man Utd vs Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final
The draw brings Man City to Arsenal again, while Man Utd meets Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final 2019-2020 season.
The draw was carried out by the English Football Association (FA) on the evening of June 28, after the quarter-final where Chelsea beat Leicester City 1-0.