Capital One Cup: Dodgy Line Call Helps Man City To Wembley After Victory vs Everton (Video)

Alan Duffy

27th, January 2016

Manchester City will line out in their fourth major final in the last six seasons after beating Everton 4-3 on aggregate in their League Cup semi-final. The Citizens, who were 2-1 down after the first leg, saw the Toffees take lead on Wednesday night, courtesy of a superb Ross Barkley Goal. However, Fernandinho’s quick reply set up a comeback from the hosts, with the second goal dripping in controversy.

Taking on John Stones on the 70 minute mark, Raheem Sterling looked to have run the ball out of play. However, the former Liverpool man still pulled the ball back for sub Kevin De Bruyne to fire home and give the Citizens a 2-1 lead. The ball was clearly over the line, but neither linesman or referee spotted this and let the goal stand…

Another one for the video replay debate…

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The Citizens would go on to net a third, courtesy of a Sergio Aguero strike, and ultimately win the game 3-1 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate. However, Roberto Martinez and co. will be smarting from that dodgy decision which led to the second goal.

Even the many inflatable bananas knocking around the Etihad won’t have cheered up the Toffees’ fans…

One negative for Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be the injury to goal-scorer De Bruyne, with suspected knee ligament damage which could prove a huge blow to the Citizens’ title hopes.

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