Manchester City booked their place in the final of the Carabao Cup with a 3-2 victory over Bristol City this evening.
The Premier League leaders, leading 2-1 from the first leg, sealed their spot in next month’s final at Wembley Stadium through goals from Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.
It means Man City’s dream to complete the quadruple remains very much alive.
Despite holding the advantage heading into the return fixture at Ashton Gate, Pep Guardiola named an exceptionally strong starting line-up that included many players who will be expected to play in Saturday’s FA Cup match against Cardiff City.
Along with Sane and Aguero, Kyle Walker, David Silva and Fernandinho all started.
And so too, unfortunately for Bristol City, was Kevin De Bruyne.
De Bruyne produced a great assist
There can be no doubts that the Belgium playmaker is among the top five players in the world right now and he showed his brilliance with a sumptuous assist that led to Aguero’s goal.
Jamie Carragher couldn’t help but react to it on Twitter.
De Bruyne collected the ball in his own half and advanced into Bristol City territory.
He then proceeded to rid himself of a marker with a perfect flick and teed up Aguero with an inch-perfect pass.
The Argentinian then did the rest.
Carragher loved it
Carragher wrote: “Great finish from Aguero but what about the double flick & pass from De Bruyne!!! What a player.”
Carragher is a huge KDB fan
It isn’t the first time that Carragher has expressed his admiration for De Bruyne, who has now provided 14 assists this season.
Back in November, the former Liverpool defender highlighted the fact that everything at City goes through their number 17.
"No matter how many stars they have in that side, they give the ball to De Bruyne,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“His right foot is like a wand but then you see the goals he's scored with his left - so how do you actually stop him? At the moment he's looking unplayable.”
How do you stop him? That’s a question that either Chelsea or Arsenal will have to find the answer to in next month’s final.
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