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Summary

  1. Silva taps Man City ahead at Boro after three minutes
  2. Aguero adds second from pinpoint Sane cross
  3. Arsenal host Lincoln in day's other FA Cup tie (17:30 GMT)
  4. Lincoln first non-league side in last eight for 103 years
  5. Three Premier League games at 15:00 GMT
  6. Bournemouth v West Ham, Everton v WBA, Hull v Swansea

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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'I fear for Middlesbrough'

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

Manchester City were always going to win this, we knew that when we saw the team sheet. They had put the big boys on the pitch today. 

Full credit to Middlesbrough, they are an honest, genuine side but were just lacking in a class finisher. 

It was 2-0 but it could have been a lot, lot more. 

I do fear for Middlesbrough. They have got to be more adveturous against teams in the bottom half - the ones you think, "they should beat them". 

They are currently playing a counter attacking game and, apart from Traore, they don't have the legs  to get forward quickly. 

FULL-TIME

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

It was never in doubt and it should have been more.

Manchester City cruise into the FA Cup semi-finals. Middlesbrough completely outclassed.

'Boro have had a football lesson'

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

It's not all about the FA Cup, they need to survive in the Premier League too but Middlesbrough really couldn't have done much when City are in this form. 

They have had a football lesson today. 

Nolito
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Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

No sign of any Middlesbrough fightback. This has been an easy day's work for Pep Guardiola's side.

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Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Phil Hornby: Boro are going out of the cup and heading for the Championship. #Karanka must go.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Another Manchester City chance, another Brad Guzan save. This time Raheem Sterling is the man who is frustrated.

Moments later, Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton is lucky to get away with a horrible ankle high challenge on Sterling. Luckily for the England international, he is unhurt.

Watch as Aguero puts City 2-0 up

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

And here is that Sergio Aguero goal again.

Aguero gives City a two-goal lead

CLOSE!

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Middlesbrough have a rare attempt and it comes because of the pace of Adama Traore. His cross eventually falls to Fabio who heads at goal. Claudio Bravo gets a hand to it, but the ball is still heading into the net before John Stones slides in to preserve's City clean sheet.

That would have set up an exciting finish, but as it remains, City have a two-goal advantage.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

Middlesbrough should push up and have a go now. 

They have nothing to lose - they may lose 4-0 but either way they are going out of the FA Cup so they should just give it a go. 

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

What are Middlesbrough's defence doing? David Silva, who could have had a hat-trick, is fed by Raheem Sterling but is again denied by Brad Guzan.

Middlesbrough have been completely outclassed today. This could have easily have been five or six at least.

David Silva
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Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

City think they have got a third as Raheem Sterling finishes after Brad Guzan fumbled Sergio Aguero's 25-yard drive.

But luckily for Guzan the assistant's flag, maybe harshly, rules out the goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

With a Wembley semi-final in the bag, Manchester City can afford to take off the excellent Leroy Sane.

Nolito comes on with Sane able to get some rest before the Champions League last-16 second leg tie in Monaco on Wednesday. City lead 5-3 on aggregate.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

That is a fantastic goal from Manchester City. There was all of sudden an injection of pace. 

Perfectly weighted - you don't have to hit people, hit space and that's what he does. 

Brilliant goal and you have got to think this cup tie is over. 

Leroy Sane has been man of the match for me.   

Sergio Aguero celebrates
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Aguero doubles City's lead

Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

It has been coming and Manchester City have a two-goal lead. Leroy Sane on the left is free to deliver a perfect low cross and Sergio Aguero steers the ball home past Brad Guzan from six yards out.

Good goal. Game over.

Sergio Aguero
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GOAL - Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero

Aguero gives City a two-goal lead

GREAT SAVE!

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Another fantastic save from the Middlesbrough goalkeeper. Brad Guzan this time frustrates Leroy Sane, whose 25-yard effort was heading into the bottom corner before Guzan intervened.

GOOD SAVE!

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

It is that man Brad Guzan to the rescue again. He is at full stretch, but gets down well to tip a low David Silva strike around the post.

'Sane excellent'

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

Leroy Sane has been excellent today - his end product lets him down every now and again but he is a young lad and has a lot of talent. 

I have to say though, I was expecting a little more from Raheem Sterling - he has been very, very quiet here today. 

Leroy Sane
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Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

It is Brad Guzan versus Manchester City at the moment. Leroy Sane gets free, but from a tight angle, is denied by Guzan at the near post.

Just a reminder, if Middlesbrough do get an equaliser then it is straight into extra time. But at the moment that's not looking likely.

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Another half chance for Manchester City. Raheem Sterling tries to slide a pass into Sergio Aguero, but Brad Guzan is off his line quickly to smother the ball.

Middlesbrough yet to offer anything in this second half.

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

You've got to say, in world football, there aren't many players who can cross a ball like Kevin De Bruyne... 

Watch as Silva wastes a chance

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

He has scored one, and this should have been his second.

Watch David Silva shoot over the top after Middlesbrough were again carved open.

Silva hits over the bar

SUBSTITUTION

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

In all of the excitement of City hitting the post, I'm yet to tell you about a forced substitution for Middlesbrough as Bernardo had to go off injured with 19-year-old centre-half Dael Fry coming on.

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Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Joshua Dagnall undefined City should be four or five goals up by now. This has a 90th minute Middlesbrough equaliser written all over it. 

James Ballantyne undefined If it were 6-0 to Man City it would flatter Boro.

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

Chance after chance after chance! It's all Manchester City now. Middlesbrough have come right off the pace. 

HITS THE WOODWORK

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

How is this still only 1-0? Raheem Sterling picks out Sergio Aguero, who flicks an effort at goal, but the ball bounces off the inside of the post, via a slight touch from Brad Guzan, and stays out.

Aguero hits the post

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

Another chance goes begging. David Silva, even on his right foot, is such a gifted player but he absolutely scuffed that. He should at least hit the target at that distance. 

Silva hits over the bar

CLOSE!

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Another chance wasted for Manchester City. Where are the Middlesbrough defence?

Kevin De Bruyne pulls off to the back post to put the ball back into the danger area. Like he did for the goal, Raheem Sterling misses his kick and the ball falls to David Silva.

Eight yards from goal, he leans back and shoots over the top.

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Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Al Marcuccilli: The more I see Leroy Sane, the more I like him as a player. Wonderful feet, control, intelligent and pacy. What a prospect.

KICK-OFF

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

We are back under way. Is there any way back for Middlesbrough?

'Man City have dominated'

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

Manchester City have dominated but Middlesbrough have created a threat - especially in the set pieces.

Pep Guardiola is probably thinking he should be able to start thinking about making changes, resting players, changing tempo and thinking forward to their Champions League Monaco game. 

Pep Guardiola
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'Grit and determination'

Arsenal v Lincoln City (17:30 GMT)

Matthew Upson

Former England defender on Football Focus

Non-league Lincoln take on Arsenal in the second FA Cup tie later on today.

You have to give Lincoln some chance against Arsenal. 

When you look at the characteristics manager Danny Cowley and his assistant, brother Nicky, look for in their players, I think it's sort of what Arsenal are looking for in their players at the moment. 

Grit and determination. I just can't see Arsenal in possession of that right now. 

FA Cup: Lincoln's Cowley brothers to defy the odds

'City will be disappointed'

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Chris Waddle

Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live

Karanka would probably have bitten your arm off for 1-0 at half time when Manchester City scored within three minutes because at 1-0 you always have a chance. 

City will be disappointed they haven't killed this game off. 

HALF-TIME

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

And that's half time. City comfortably ahead, but have had chances to extend their lead further.

YELLOW CARD

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Middlesbrough's Adama Traore is the next to be shown yellow after chopping Nicolas Otamendi down.

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Leadbitter has only just been booked and a cynical trip on Yaya Toure is not his best idea. The Boro midfielder gets a final warning by referee Mike Dean. Lucky.

Middlesbrough 0-1 Manchester City

Two minutes of injury time at the end of the first half.