FA Cup: Man City Beat Everton To Book Last Four Place
Manchester City's quest for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies remains intact after seeing off Everton 2-0 to reach the FA Cup semifinals on Saturday as Southampton also booked their place in the last four.
City were far from their flowing best at Goodison Park, but goals in the final six minutes from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne booked City's place in the semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons.Pep Guardiola described the clash as the toughest his side have had since November as they recorded a 25th win in 26 matches in all competitions.
"It was the toughest game since the last international break we had. We have been incredible in terms of results and performances (over that period)," said Guardiola.
"Tonight was so difficult, they have experienced players behind the ball with two up for the counter-attack.
"It was incredible commitment from my players. An incredible victory."
City won the domestic treble of Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup for the first time in English football history two seasons ago and are firm favourites to repeat that feat.
Guardiola's men are 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League, face struggling Tottenham in the League Cup final next month and were drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Friday. (AFP)