How Manchester City were made to fight for their third successive Carabao Cup win by brave Aston Villa.
Nervous Manchester City qualified for the final of the Carabao Cup despite a 1-0 defeat to a Manchester United side who finished with 10-men in a tense encounter.
Pep Guardiola erred on the side of caution even though Manchester City appear to certain to reach a third Carabao Cup final in a row.
Manchester United gave themselves a glimmer of hope with a second half Marcus Rashford goal after they were blown away by a three goal salvo by Manchester City in the first half of their Manchester derby Carabao Cup semi final first leg at Old Trafford.
A mouth-watering Carabao Cup semi-final against their arch rivals is Manchester United’s reward for beating Colchester United in the last eight at Old Trafford.