Carabao Cup: Bristol City Strike In 93rd Minute To Send Man Utd Packing At Quarter-Final Stage (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

20th, December 2017

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Bristol City scored a 93rd-minute winner to send Manchester United packing at the quarter-final stage of the Carabao Cup – the first meeting between the two clubs in almost 40 years.

The Robins more than held their own in a goalless first 50 minutes before a clout of a finish from left wing-back Joe Bryan gave the Championship side a shock (though perfectly warranted) lead…

Just eight minutes later, Zlatan Ibrahimovic restored parity with his first goal on his first full start for United since returning from a knee ligament injury, spanking a low freekick across Luke Steele and inside the far post.

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United slapped shot against the woodwork on two occasions before a thrilling finale unfolded at Ashton Gate, in which Korey Smith poached an unlikely win for City with a lovely spinning effort…

The goal sparked cacophonous scenes inside the ground, with City boss Lee Johnson, eyes full of tears, hugging a random ballboy in sheer exuberant delight…

Johnson’s post-match glass of wine is certainly going to be worth every penny of the £450 he spent on it.

Smith’s winner also gave City’s social media department the chance to roll out one of their now-infamous goal celebration gifs, this one coming with a special Christmassy twist…

We were also treated a real, old-fashioned pitch invasion as fans flooded onto the pitch to celebrate a night that will live long in the memory…

So, Bristol City are into their first League Cup semi-final (where they will face Man City) since 1989 while Mourinho’s United team – which featured Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashord, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – are left to lick their rather embarrassing wounds.

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Incredible stuff! You know, we’ve always loved the Carabao Cup.

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