A hat trick by Raheem Sterling and goals by Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva gave Manchester City their first Premier League away win in four games as they confirmed a second place league finish with a win over Brighton.
Manchester City could not have had an easier passage to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup after Fulham had captain Tim Ream sent off in the sixth minute.
Fulham lost their captain Tim Ream to a red card after 6 minutes, conceded a penalty, and handed the FA Cup tie to Manchester City in the second half after gifting Gabriel Jesus two goals.
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.