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Jose Mourinho: Bristol City were a bit lucky in defeating Manchester United

23 Diciembre 2017, 11:35 | Gerardo Tarin

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It was a fantastic challenge and perhaps a reminder to Mourinho that the Dutchman is better at the back than in defensive midfield. We were lucky against Tottenham, and Otamendi put his leg high against Kane so you have to protect Harry Kane. This was obviously the biggest triumph of all, and the Robins will therefore hold no fear when they take on one of Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester City in the last four.

It was to be the hosts that would claim the victory, however, as Smith found the net from close range, prompting jubilant celebrations from the home fans and a pitch invasion at full-time. The three points ensured that City will at least match the blistering start made by Mourinho's second Chelsea title-winners, who took 52 points from the first half of the 2005-06 season.

He said: "I'm glad to be where we are".

After 18 games in England's top-flight this season, the answer to that question is an emphatic yes.

Alongside Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, Pires was in the esteemed company of some of his generation's finest players.

By the end, as this fantastic night was won in stoppage time, Johnson flew down the touchline in celebration like, well, Superman.

Elsewhere, Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of a forgettable game as Arsenal booked a place in the semi-finals for the first time in six years.

A three-man advisory panel assessed footage of the incident in which Gray was tackled by Kyle Walker in the fifth minute of time added on at the end of the regulation 90 and could not come to the necessary unanimous verdict required for the player to face a charge of "successful deception of a match official".

Bournemouth have conceded nine goals in their two previous Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, losing 5-1 and 4-0.

Steve Bower: "Bournemouth are the latest to try and somehow upset the record breakers and potential trailblazers".

Sterling has scored in all four Premier League appearances against the Cherries, registering six goals in total.

With limited options in what already is a thin squad, Howe has very little room to tinker with his team selection, so we shouldn't expect anything different than what is below.

The player has burst onto the scene and there is no doubt he would have been given a run out in the busy period.

"It will be a great atmosphere this evening, it will be a sell-out".

Vardy and Mahrez were introduced from the bench for Leicester, but it was City who should have scored the next goal just after the hour when Silva got in down the right and pulled his cross behind Jesus waiting in the middle for a tap-in.

Leicester started the second half brightly with a couple of Fuchs' long throw-ins causing problems in the City defence.

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