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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    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. 

  2. Post update

    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.  

  3. Good news for De Bruyne?

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

  4. Get Involved


    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

  5. 'It was a big call'

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


    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
  6. Post update

    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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    SMS Message: 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! from Ed, Wirral
    Ed, Wirral
  9. 'Heartbreaking'

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


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

  10. '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...

    SMS Message: 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 from Paul Treble
    Paul Treble
    SMS Message: 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. from John, Manchester City fan from Manchester
    John, Manchester City fan from Manchester

    Superb John. Superb.

  12. Post update

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

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

  13. 'The ball was out of play'

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

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    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
  14. '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."

  15. 'Wembley is important'

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

    Manuel Pellegrini

    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."

  16. '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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    SMS Message: What a signing KDB has been, 12 assists and 12 goals this season. Hopefully he's back soon! from Sam, Manchester.
    Sam, Manchester.
    SMS Message: Two shocking decisions over the two legs. Fortunately didn't cost Liverpool as it cost Everton. Gutted no Merseyside final! from Jack, Lancashire
    Jack, Lancashire
    SMS Message: 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. from Tom, Liverpool
    Tom, Liverpool
  18. Post update

    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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  20. De Bruyne injury

    Kevin de Bruyne

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

    Kevin de bruyne

    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.