The King of the League Cup had to suffer to stay afloat against Bournemouth but ended up qualifying after the final effort (2-1). De Bruyne Y Sterling broke in to give the team another tone and Foden sentenced the task on a night in which the young people had a leading role, with Eric Garcia again as headline and with minutes to Ferran torres. Image more than worthy of the painting Tindall, irreverent in Manchester despite defeat.
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City has so many obligations that Guardiola announced after beating Wolves that he was going to rotate against Bournemouth in the League Cup. The one from Santpedor looked at the academy, full of boys with the desire to prove that they deserve to have their chance. Nobody better than Delap, predator in its debut. The striker, also the son of a footballer, uncorked the match with a great goal, exquisite in the definition of the squad. Impossible to debut with a better grade at the Etihad.
The City looked cute, a consequence of the experiment of Pep. Played too Adrià Bernabé, to whom luck did not smile. Unable to step on, the former Espanyol and Barça player had to leave the court on a stretcher after an unfortunate action. By then Bournemouth rested after 1-1, sharpened in the transition. Brooks led the tying play, Gosling attended and Surridge he finished off to equalize a crash in which the stage did not weigh him down, rather convinced that he was surprising.
Walker, Mahrez Y Foden They assumed responsibility in the second act, off the start. On a night with so many absences, City could not miss these footballers. TO GuardiolaHowever, it was not enough. Entry De Bruyne to the rescue and shortly after Sterling. Gained weight in the game and Foden ended up sealing the pass after taking advantage of a shot to the wood of Mahrez. Suffered Guardiola with so many changes, but in the end the City stayed alive in the tournament it defends.
Manchester City, 2
Steffen; Walker, Eric Garcia, Harwood-Bellis, Adrià Bernabé (Mendy, 35 ‘); Rodri (De Bruyne, 60 ‘), Doyle (Sterling, 66’), Foden, Mahrez, Ferran Torres, Delap
Coach: Pep Guardiola
Travers; Smith, Kelly (Zemura, 27 ‘), Ofoborh, Simpson, Rico (Cook, 63’); Gosling, Cook, Billing; Brooks (Kilkenny, 76 ‘), Surridge
Coach: Jason Tindall
Goals: 1-0, Delap (17 ‘), 1-1, Surridge (22’), 2-1, Foden (75 ‘)
Referee: Jonathan Moss. He admonished Zemura (69 ‘), Delap (79’), Cook (92 ‘)