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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Arsenal v Chelsea (0-0 Agg, Weds)

    Right, with that we'll leave you for the night.

    Join us tomorrow for the second leg of Arsenal v Chelsea...

  2. Coleman back in action


    Good news tonight as Seamus Coleman has made his Everton return 10 months after having surgery on a double leg-break.

    The Republic of Ireland full-back, 29, suffered tibia and fibula fractures in his right leg following a bad challenge from Wales' Neil Taylor in a World Cup qualifier on 24 March 2017.

    Taylor was sent-off and later banned for the tackle.

    Coleman, who only returned to training earlier this month, played 58 minutes for the Everton Under-23's on Tuesday.

  3. 'The best side I've seen live'

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Lee Johnson

    Bristol City boss Lee Johnson: "We came close to a draw today. They are a top, top side, probably the best side I've seen live.

    "They have so many players that are intricate and have class on the ball and sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say 'they are a better side than us'.

    "But the spirit we showed, we never gave in and we continued to try and attack and scored two goals and not many teams can score two goals against a side like that.

    "It's a good lesson for the boys and I think we'll take that into the Championship. It's a positive lesson and we're a good side in the Championship and now we'll get to focus on the league and it will be a really good run in until the end of the season."

  4. Good prep for Pep

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Manchester City

    More from Pep Guardiola: "We are so happy to be in the final. We played amazing in the first half.

    "After we lost control, maybe it will be good for us, for the Champions League against Basel, to learn that anything can happen and you have to play for 90 minutes."

  5. Get involved


    IAnthonyTurnerI: Bristol City have done better than most PL teams against the, let's face it soon to be champions. Should be proud of how they've played.

    FplForest: Refreshing to hear Kevin de Bruyne be so dismissive of how much of a threat Bristol city were over two legs. We can patronise them forever like they're a non league side but they're not and were comfortably outplayed really

  6. Long ball Cardiff?

    Pep Guardiola: "We are going to prepare completely different against Cardiff to how we prepared for Bristol City, because Cardiff, they play a lot of long balls."

  7. Post update

    Manchester City play Cardiff on Sunday - when Pep will come up against Neil Warnock of course...

  8. 'We were ready to go to Wembley'

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Manchester City

    Kevin de Bruyne

    Kevin de Bruyne speaking on 5 Live: "The first game was difficult but I think we controlled it today. They didn't have a lot of chances and scored from two long balls. But the way they try to play is fantastic and a lot of people enjoy that type of football.

    "Today we showed them we are ready to go to Wembley, to do our thing, and we're very happy with how we performed.

    "I came here to win finals, and we will go there and try to win again. I'm very excited about it. They call it the littlest trophy of the year but everything you can take you will take. We've had a good season so far but now the big games are coming and hopefully we can keep up the intensity and the quality."

  9. 'This team will be judged on trophies'

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Manchester City

    Kevin de Bruyne goal

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Sky Sports: "We are so happy to be there, to reach this final. We played an amazing game until 2-0 and then we lost control, these type of games never end until the end. This is a lesson for next weekend in Cardiff in the FA Cup and especially for the Champions League.

    "At 2-0 we knew it would be easier because they needed three or four goals but with one minute left it was 2-2 and anything could happen.

    "It's not for me, it's for Manchester City, a club who are trying to reach another level. We try to keep going, the important thing for me is to be there. We try to keep going in the FA Cup, in the Prenier League.

    "I know that we will be judged by trophies we win but we are so happy. Nobody can take away what we have done, but Chelsea or Arsenal are strong teams."

  10. Post update

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Ashton Gate

    Manchester City reach their third final of this competition in the space of five seasons, having not reached one in the previous 38 years. Quite an era they're enjoying.

    Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero
  11. Just the 73% win rate...

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Pep Guardiola
    • Pep Guardiola celebrated his 363rd victory in top-flight management in what was his 500th game, with 63 of those victories coming in 92 games with Manchester City.
    • Guardiola has now won 11 of his 18 semi-final ties, reaching his first final as a manager in England.
  12. 'We stuck to our guns'

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Marlon Pack

    One of the Bristol City goalscorers, Marlon Pack, speaking to 5 Live: "We can all be pleased with our effort and endeavour. We pushed all the way and stuck to our guns. We didn't change for them and we had chances. We were unlucky not to get anything but it shows our nature that we were still going in the 95th minute.

    "We did ride our luck at times but we continued to play and tried to get at them. I'm proud of the boys and proud to be part of this team. Hopefully we can take this into the league now and keep it going."

  13. 'We deserved it'

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne: "We played a very good game, we are pleased. We didn't give them any opportunities, we should have won three or four nil. We came here, we knew the crowd would be up for it but we managed to keep them quiet.

    "After we went 2-0 they played some long balls and got two goals but we deserved to go to Wembley. I was out with an injury last time so let's hope that we have the same result."

  14. Who next?

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Manchester City will face Chelsea or Arsenal in the final next month - who do you think will go through?

  15. Post update

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Bristol City will have won plenty of friends in this cup run. They were superb against Manchester United, great at the Etihad in the first leg and while not at the same level tonight, they've still scored twice and pushed a great Manchester City team all the way.

    Can they go on and win promotion?

    Lee Johnson
  16. BreakingManchester City into EFL Cup final

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Great game, great tie over two legs. Manchester City, the whole squad, go over to the away end to celebrate as Pep Guardiola has a lengthy chat with Robins defender Aden Flint.

  17. Post update

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Ashton Gate

    For about three seconds there as Josh Brownhill burst in to the penalty area at 2-2, Ashton Gate was ready to combust.

    Now the applause is rightly resounding at full-time, after - overall - an excellent, entertaining 180 minutes of football.

  18. 'How dare you?!'

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Danny Mills

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It was almost like City said 'how dare you?!' Even in the 95th minute De Bruyne was breaking his neck to get in the box and tap it in. Bristol City have had a great run but sadly it's over

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

  20. GOAL - Bristol City 2-3 Man City (Agg: 3-5)

    Kevin de Bruyne

    Done and eventually dusted! Manchester City attack, Leroy Sane cuts the ball back and Kevin de Bruyne has made up the ground to slam in.

    Kevin de Bruyne