Man City route to the final

  • Last Updated: May 6 2013, 17:41 BST

We take a look at how Manchester City progressed to this season's FA Cup final against Wigan.

Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero fired City to the final
Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero fired City to the final

January 5 Third round v Watford (H) 3-0

Mario Balotelli was the focus of attention pre match after a training ground bust-up with Roberto Mancini, but Carlos Tevez made the headlines on the pitch. The Argentinian struck a superb free-kick and Gareth Barry and youngster Marcos Lopes also found the target in a routine win.

January 26 Fourth round v Stoke (A) 1-0

David Silva hit the post early on for City but a tight contest at the Britannia Stadium was not settled until Pablo Zabaleta struck from close range five minutes from time.

February 17 Fifth round v Leeds (H) 4-0

City responded to a damaging Premier League loss at Southampton by outclassing Championship side Leeds. Yaya Toure began the procession early on before Sergio Aguero added a penalty and a fine finish either side of a close-range Tevez effort.

March 9 Quarter-finals v Barnsley (H) 5-0

Barnsley were swept aside in even more clinical fashion as the outstanding Tevez, putting aside off-field problems after being arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, plundered a hat-trick. For good measure, the striker also set up goals for Aleksandar Kolarov and Silva.

April 14 Semi-finals v Chelsea (Wembley) 2-1

For just over an hour, City were outstanding, building up a seemingly comfortable lead through Samir Nasri and a rare Aguero header. The closing stages required resilience after Demba Ba pulled one back but City came through, surviving controversies over an Aguero tackle and a rejected Chelsea penalty appeal.


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