- Oxford United vs Manchester City's Carabao Cup tie ended 3-1 in favor of the Citizens
- Raheem Sterling scored a brace for Manchester City in this encounter
- Pep Guardiola's men have now qualified for the semifinal of the Carabao Cup
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have qualified for this season's Carabao Cup semifinal after beating Oxford United 3-1 on Wednesday night, December 18.
England international Raheem Sterling scored a brace for Manchester City in what was a tough battle for Pep Guardiola's men.
Joao Cancelo scored the first goal for Manchester City in the 22nd minute after receiving a great assist from Riyad Mahrez.
But the hosts restored parity in the 46th minute through Matt Taylor who benefited from an assist by Alex Gorrin.
Angelino provided the cross which gave Manchester City the second goal in the 50th minute through Raheem Sterling who also went on to scored the third goal in the 70th minute.
Manchester City won the match 3-1 and they are now one leg into the final of the Carabao Cup.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly banned his players from attending the Christmas festive party so they can concentrate on the Premier League.
The reigning Premier League champions are now 14 points behind leaders and rival Liverpool on the standings and Guardiola is keen to avoid a repeat of the slump that followed last season's festive bash.
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