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Summary

  1. De Bruyne levels for Man City after Reid penalty for away side
  2. Substitute Aguero heads in Sane's cross in injury time
  3. Second leg at Ashton Gate on Tuesday 23 January

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Indeed Ilkay, indeed.

    A fine first leg of the semi-final which sets it up nicely for the second leg in a fortnight's time.

    We'll head off now - see you later!

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    Will Nicholls: What a brilliant performance Bristol City. Other Prem teams take note, that is how you should be playing against Man City. So unlucky with the last minute goal - fully deserved to take a draw back home with them. Second leg should be a belter, still all to play for!

  3. 'It will be tough in Bristol'

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on Sky Sports: "My players were fantastic because in football you can win, you can lose, but we try until the end. We win many games in the last minutes because we don't give up. A semi-final is always complicated.

    "I said congratulations to Lee Johnson on full-time, they are a fantastic team for many reasons. They can play, they are fast, they know exactly what to do. It will be tough in Bristol.

    "Every team creates problems. Wolves, Huddersfield last season, tonight too."

  4. 'We have shown the world we are good footballers'

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Bristol City boss Lee Johnson, speaking to Sky Sports: "Very proud of my team. Disappointed with their goal late on but the boys were magnificent. We came here and tried to play our game and caused a few problems. You concede possession now and again because of the quality of the opposition. It is only half time and we are well in this tie.

    "I said to them 'you've been fantastic. We rode our luck but we broke and got men in the box. The pressing was amazing for the first goal. They can't be disappointed as we are still in the tie. They have shown the world we are good footballers."

    Bobby Reid

    "They showed confidence and weren't frightened to be on the ball. Pep Guardiola said to me that we played better than most of the Premier League teams that come to Man City. We will take an awful lot from it and learn a lot. It is not over. It will be an interesting game at Ashton Gate.

    "The away goal was very important. We tried to score and certainly didn't park the bus. The lads have to go home and think we can kick on form this performance."

  5. 'We must finish the job'

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a semi-final, I don't care what the competition is it's a semi final so it's not easy to reach and we knew they would be difficult opponents.

    "We created a lot of chances and that's why we win in the end, but today we knew we are not going to finish our job - that will have to happen away in Bristol when we travel there.

    "They were really good, so we tried so hard, all the players tried and we're really happy."

  6. Football: 'The dream remains alive'

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport, West of England

    Despite conceding that late goal, a lot of Bristol City fans will be delighted.

    Their team have ensured that the tie will still be very much alive when the two sides return to Ashton Gate for the second leg on 23 January.

    And they've impressed football fans around the world with a mature performance tonight, against the Premier League leaders.

    Very few people gave them a chance tonight. Yet, the dream remains alive for Robins fans.

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    Matthew: When you realise Man City's hardest games at the Etihad have been against Wolves & Bristol City...

    Steve: Moaning Mourinho take note. That's how managers are supposed to treat each other at the end of a great game. They have respect for each other and for the game.

  8. Going up?

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Wolves are miles ahead and flying - they've even broken this graphic - but Bristol City are right in the mix for promotion as well.Will we be seeing a lot more of this side?

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  9. 'Bristol City showed great intent'

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Ally McCoist

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    On Bristol City's approach compared to Premier League teams...

    The one thing Lee Johnson put across before the game was that Bristol City were going to have to defend well tonight, but equally important to that was what they would do when they had the ball and they were magnificent.

    They obviously had a plan to defend well, which is natural when you're up against an opponent like that, but when they had the ball they showed great intent to attack and score.

  10. 'We can hold our heads high'

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Aden Flint
    Image caption: One of the best goal-line clearances you will ever see...

    Bristol City defender Aden Flint, speaking to Sky Sports: "Disappointed to concede but we can hold out heads high. We played well. We've taken probably the best team in the world all the way.

    "We are still in the contest and looking forward to the next game.

    "Second half, we were penned in a little and they were building pressure that told in the end."

    Bristol City goalscorer Bobby Reid: "Very disappointing. We are still in the game and our fans will be right behind us at Ashton Gate. We gave it our all and just came up short.

    "We beat Manchester United and we have a chance. We have to take it to them. It gives us great confidence going a goal ahead and holding on for so long."

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    Andrew: Fantastic performance from Bristol City. We were all hoping that they could hang on in there - fingers crossed for the second leg.

    Reece: You could've put every penny you own, your mortgage, your whole savings, on Man City scoring a winner. Mightily predictable, every time - just knew it would happen.

  12. For those of you asking...

    Away goals

    Yes, away goals count in the second leg - but only after extra time. It's a strange rule, and one that led to a load of fans leaving on 90 minutes at a game I was at once before the match carried on for another half hour...

  13. Post update

    A Bristol City fan on 5 live says that he couldn't be happier and would have bitten someone's arm off to lose 2-1 tonight.

    He has every right to be pleased with that display. Sometimes a defeat is not the end of the world is it?

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    Tom: Man City fan here, Bristol City were fabulous tonight, completely deserved to get something out of the game. Bring on the second leg!

    Anon: We may have lost the first leg, but Bristol City can hold their heads high. They have played wonderfully.

    Gary, Bristol City: Manchester City fans don't deserve this team, awful support.

  15. 'Bristol City still in it'

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Ally McCoist

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    Lee Johnson and his players

    Lee Johnson will be so, so proud of his players at this moment in time and he'll want to get that point across to them first.

    They will naturally feel disappointed, but that will go away and they'll sit on that bus tonight and think 'that is all we could ask for - we are still in this tie'.

    They'll have to perform at the same level, but what they've done is give themselves that opportunity.

  16. Post update

    And the Manchester City run rolls on. That's now 33 games unbeaten in domestic competition. Even better than the Cobblers under Chris Wilder.

  17. Post update

    Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Bristol City magnificent but Manchester City find a way to win (very late) again.