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Summary

  1. Aguero header gives City lead on aggregate
  2. De Bruyne and Fernandinho also on target
  3. Barkley opened the scoring for Everton
  4. De Bruyne taken off on stretcher with knee injury
  5. Liverpool await the winners in a Wembley final
  6. Click audio icon for radio commentary

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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That's all from us tonight then - NO FOOTBALL TOMORROW but we shall see you back on Friday for the FA Cup. See you there. 

Manuel Pellegrini believes that Kevin de Bruyne has not suffered a cruciate ligament injury tonight but I would remain cautious until a proper diagnosis is made.

Let's hope for the best though. He's had an excellent first season in England thus far.  

Good news for De Bruyne?

Or 'not-as-bad-as-it-could-be news' maybe...

Pellegrini on De Bruyne: "The doctor thinks, but can't be sure yet, that he has a problem with his medial ligament." Emphasises not cruciate

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Chris Martin: "Heartbreaking" is that we would "take inspiration" from a display that yielded four shots. Loss down to City creating more chances.

Joe Forsyth: I think even Tim Peake could see that ball was out of play. No excuses

'It was a big call'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez on Sky Sports:

"It was a good game of football, we scored the first goal, got in a great position. It was a big call for their second goal, heartbreaking, when you watch the replay it is incredible you don't get the decision right.

"It is impossible how you describe when you saw a decision once more, so clear and so big, it is heartbreaking, I don't think anyone in the stadium would disagree that goal is the major, major change in the tie.

"In the replay it doesn't leave you with any doubt, the ball is clearly out and should never be allowed to carry on.

"We should take this as an inspiration to do something special because that call cost us. We played with an incredible swagger and character."

Roberto Martinez
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Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Was Sergio Aguero fouled by Ramiro Funes Mori in the build up to Ross Barkley's opener tonight? It was a strong challenge, that's for sure. But Everton had an awful lot to do before the goal from there...

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Andrew Young: I back Martinez 100%. He's building for the future, supporting young players, & cultivating stylish football. Success will come

Liz Tray: Ball was out but Sergio was clattered before their first goal and Navas didn't get a stonewaller in 1st leg. Hit post twice too

Under maintenance: why are you going on about de bruyne goal but totally overlooking the foul on aguero before Everton scored

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Do we have the worst linesmen in the world in England? Man City, Stoke, Chelsea... And that seems to have just been the last few weeks!

Ed, Wirral

'Heartbreaking'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that Manchester City's second goal 'is heartbreaking' for him to take.

'We are optimistic'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Manchester City

More from Manuel Pellegrini on Sky Sports:

"We have one month to think about the final. 

"It will be a tough game and we are optimistic we will win the cup.It is important for the team to win a cup in February, it gives you a lot of trust.

"Wembley is a special stadium."

Manuel Pellegrini
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Just for the record, let me state that Kevin de Bruyne's goal clearly should not have been allowed...

Well done Man City but what I don't understand is why you, the media, are not challenging the sport of football by allowing a goal that should be disallowed to stand. It's not the ref's fault but, in my view you should be advocating for change rather than glibly allowing such goals to stand when coverage shows it shouldn't

Paul Treble

KDB has been a superb signing for a superb side. He was superb tonight, gutted about the injury and I hope it doesn't keep him out for too long so he can be superb again.

John, Manchester City fan from Manchester

Superb John. Superb.

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Is that a performance which puts some of the Everton fans back behind Roberto Martinez?

'The ball was out of play'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez: 

"Everyone that has seen the replay can clearly see the ball is out of play. The tie was a real good football game. You don’t expect to concede a goal in that manner. It's very, very hard to take. 

"City are a very good side. If they score three goals in the right way then you accept it. The first goal was a deflected shot, but the second goal the ball was clearly out before it was crossed in. 

"We have a very good group of young players. I hope we take this display as inspiration."

Everton manager Roberto Martinez
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'Not a nice injury'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Manchester City

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on the injury to Kevin de Bruyne on Sky Sports:

"It is difficult to know. He is with the doctor, it could be the medial ligament. Tomorrow we will have more news but it is not a nice injury."

'Wembley is important'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I am very happy, to play a final at Wembley, it is very important.

"We deserved to be in the final, we had just one defeat - that was against Everton with a clear penalty.

"They scored at 1-0 and it was a clear foul. If you think because of that ball [Sterling to de Bruyne], that is not why we won.

"We won because we scored three goals and Everton had just one chance."

'We deserve to be in the final'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini strolls into camera shot, ultra composed. He says that his side deserve to be in the final.

As the TV pundits show him footage of Raheem Sterling's cross he says 'maybe it is out but that is not the reason why we won.'

Full quotes to come. 

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What a signing KDB has been, 12 assists and 12 goals this season. Hopefully he's back soon!

Sam, Manchester.

Two shocking decisions over the two legs. Fortunately didn't cost Liverpool as it cost Everton. Gutted no Merseyside final!

Jack, Lancashire

Roberto Martinez has completely lost the fan base now, Goodison is going to be a wretched place at our next home game. A Merseyside derby final as the prize and the same old slack defending and lack of bottle. We can wave farewell to Lukaku and Stones, though the latter keeps on making mistakes.

Tom, Liverpool

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

So no Merseyside final next month, but instead the first ever cup final meeting of Manchester City and Liverpool.

How many trophies can City win this season?

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De Bruyne injury

Kevin de Bruyne
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Let's hope that this injury to Kevin de Bruyne is not as serious as unfortunately it did look.

Kevin de bruyne
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With Manchester City going for four titles, and Belgium well fancied in the Euros this summer, a significant absence would be painful for club and country. 

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Si Banstead: Feel sorry for Everton tonight. Officials were awful and incompetent

Paul Fearon: Tell you what, John Terry's offside goal and Sterling's off the pitch assist is almost enough to make you give up on football

Allan Abbas: Very sorry for De Bruyne, came on from the bench and produce a man of the match display in minutes before being injured

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

What a great cup tie, over both legs. Manchester City's ammunition on the bench proved crucial in the end but the whole night could be overshadowed by that injury to Kevin de Bruyne.

Manchester City celebrate
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'The decision cost Everton'

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live

"What a game! Everton were superb in the first half, devastating on the counter attack. But you have to see the substitutions were key. Kevin de Bruyne came on and changed the game. The ball was out of play for City's second goal and that has cost Everton."

Manchester City celebrate
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FULL-TIME

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Manchester City have won it! They will face Liverpool at Wembley on 28 February.

Manchester City fulltime
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Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Still we go on - Everton swing in a flurry of crosses which are headed clear...

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Into the fifth minute of added time but I don't know how many more minutes will be added because of Kevin de Bruyne's injury. Everton do finally mount an attack but James McCarthy is offside...

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Arouna Kone - who has barely touched the ball - gets into the penalty area but his shot is blocked. Manchester City are down to 10 men now.

Arouna Kone
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De Bruyne off

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Kevin de Bruyne comes off on a stretcher to muted, concerned applause, His knee is in a brace. We will of course bring you updates as soon as we have them.

Kevin De Bruyne is stretchered off
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INJURY TIME

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

At least five minutes have been added on as Kevin de Bruyne continues to have treatment on the pitch. 

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live

"I hope I'm wrong but from my experience that looks like it could be a serious knee injury. This is a big moment for Manchester City's season."

De Bruyne injury

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Kevin de Bruyne might be in trouble here - he's hurt, His knee buckled underneath him as he fell to the ground and that does not look good at all in slow motion. Ah that makes your eyes water - the stretcher is on.

Kevin De Bruyne
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Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Ross Barkley is finally back on, cotton wool stuffed up each nostril. The rain re-appears as Kevin de Bruyne now goes down injured...

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Ross Barkley is still having treatment - GET HIM OFF! Surely? The tie is ticking away...

CLOSE!

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Kevin de Bruyne's corner is a peach, Sergio Aguero is for the header but plants it wide this time! Big chance...

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Ross Barkley has taken a whack to the nose and is off having treatment as Everton win a free-kick in a dangerous area. Leighton Baines delivers a good ball in but Willy Caballero clears it up. 

Ross Barkley
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Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Just seven minutes of the 90 remaining now. Everton need a response but they haven't looked like scoring for a good half hour or more...

Everton must respond

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at The Etihad

Everton have been stunned by those two goals - particularly as the ball appeared to be out before Kevin De Bruyne's second - but they still have time to rescue this.

One goal from them sends this into extra-time but they simply cannot mount an attack at the moment. Romelu Lukaku has been isolated all night and has had little or no impact.

Sergio Aguero celebrates
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Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Everton's substitutions have not worked, Manchester City's really have. It helps when you have a £50m+ player on the bench of course. 

The decision to award Kevin de Bruyne's goal is a massive elephant in the room though. Poor decision. 

Kevin De Bruyne scores
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Andrew Priestley: Remember the injury-time penalty Man City weren't awarded vs Everton in the league? Evidence that "things even themselves out".   

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 3-1 Everton (Agg: 4-3)

Pablo Zabaleta is the third captain for Manchester City of the night as David Silva comes off and Fernando is on. One less attacker.