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Man City Defeats Bristol in Additional Time

Sergio Aguero nets the winning goal for Man City.Sergio Aguero nets the winning goal for Man City.

Substitute Sergio Aguero scored a late winner as Premier League leader Manchester City defeated Bristol City 2-1 in the first leg of Football League Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

The Argentinean headed home the winner in injury time at Etihad Stadium after Bristol City had threatened to cause another upset in the competition.

Bristol City, which stunned Manchester United in the previous round, took the lead just before half-time through a penalty from Bobby Reid after he had been fouled by John Stones, Marca reported.

But Kevin De Bruyne equalized 10 minutes into the second half, playing a one-two with Raheem Sterling before finding the net.

Bristol City players looked as if they would hold on for a deserved draw but Aguero, who came on with 20 minutes to go, dashed their hopes with the winner two minutes into injury time, getting his head to Leroy Sane’s cross before the covering defender.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who made a number of changes to his starting line-up, said he was pleased with his team’s performance against an impressive showing from Bristol City.

“It’s a semifinal so it’s not easy to reach and we knew they would be difficult opponents,” he said. “We created a lot of chances and that’s why we won in the end, but today we knew we are not going to finish our job - that will have to happen away in Bristol when we travel there.”

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