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Manchester City has placed itself at the expense of Manchester United for the final of the League Cup. In the derby at Old Trafford, City was 2-0 too strong for compatriot United.
Although the ball was in the goal three times in the first half, it was still 0-0 at half time. All three goals, two from City and one from United, were disallowed for being offside.
Five minutes after halftime, it was a hit for City. John Stones worked a Phil Foden cross in.
After that City had several chances to expand the score, but it was only in the 82nd minute that the hands of City-coach Pep Guardiola could take off. Fernandinho shot in a falling ball and decided the match.
At Manchester United, Donny van de Beek started on the bench, while in the three previous League Cup games of United he did start in the base. The former Ajacied was only allowed to invade three minutes before time.
In the final of the League Cup, Manchester City takes on Tottenham Hotspur. José Mourinho's team reached the final on Tuesday evening after a 2-0 win at Championship-club Brentford.
The number of corona infections continues to rise in the English competition. On Tuesday no less than forty new cases were detected.