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Man United Knocked Out by Bristol

Korey Smith of Bristol netted the goal in extra minutes 90+3Korey Smith of Bristol netted the goal in extra minutes 90+3

Bristol City, from English football’s second-tier, pulled off a sensation in the League Cup quarterfinals as it knocked out the holders Manchester United 2-1 amid late and wholly improbable drama at Ashton Gate, December 20.

On one of the great nights in the club’s 123-year history, Bristol City dispatched the Premier League giants amid ecstatic scenes with a winner three minutes into stoppage time from Korey Smith, Marca reported.

English champion Chelsea also defeated Bournemouth 2-1 in a dramatic finish at Stamford Bridge to join Arsenal and Manchester City in a high-quality semifinal lineup.

Jose Mourinho’s much-changed United, even with big guns Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba back in starting lineup, found it a trying night and had its work cut out after Joe Bryan had put City ahead with a superb 51st-minute strike.

Ibrahimovic, who hit the woodwork in the first half, thundered home a low free kick to restore parity seven minutes later but City kept believing and made United the fourth Premier League victims of its marvelous Cup run when Smith turned to fire home a last-gasp goal in the final seconds.

Chelsea looked set to be comfortable winner over struggling Premier League opposition when Willian finished off a fine team move after just 13 minutes but Bournemouth rallied after the break.

Dan Gosling smashed home a deserved equalizer in the final minute but Chelsea launched an attack almost straight from the restart with substitute Alvaro Morata snatching the winner within 40 seconds of Bournemouth’s goal

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