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Manchester City had to fight throughout this semi-final first leg as they will Womens Omar Gonzalez Jersey surely have to do in the return game. That is Frostee Rucker Womens Jersey in a fortnight and for Bristol City still to have a chance of reaching Wembley shows how fine a display this was.

Sergio Agüero may have broken the visitors’ hearts with his added-time headed winner but, given the talent at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, Lee Johnson and his players can feel rightly proud at losing by only the odd goal.

As Aden http://www.bearsofficialnflproshop.com/Authentic-Kyle-Fuller-Jersey Flint, the Bristol City centre-back, said: “We are disappointed to concede late on but we can hold our heads high. We’ve taken probably the best team in the world almost all the way.”

Guardiola selected a strong side. Agüero and Fernandinho dropped to the bench while Nicolás Otamendi and David Silva were not in the 18. Yet Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Ilkay Gündogan, Leroy Sané and the club’s joint-top scorer Raheem Sterling, who has 18 goals this season, were included.

Johnson made one change http://www.authenticflamestore.com/authentic-10-kris-versteeg-jersey.html from Bristol City’s last league game, Frank Fielding replacing Luke Steele as goalkeeper. This was their sixth tie in the competition, against their fifth Premier League opponents, the Robins having already dispatched Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United.

There were 7,680 travelling fans – a record at the venue – and they watched the home side come at their end almost instantly from kick-off. In Agüero’s absence Guardiola asked Sterling to operate at Womens Zdeno Chara Jersey centre-forward, The 23-year-old’s pace was evident when De Bruyne turned a ball round the corner into his path from behind halfway.

The contest flowed, with the visitors growing more confident. When De Bruyne swivelled near halfway he ran straight into Joe Bryan. Suddenly the home side were back-pedalling, the left winger racing to the penalty area’s edge before drawing a save from Claudio Bravo, the keeper flinging himself to his right.

Johnson’s side, fourth in the Championship, were hardly overawed. Jamie Paterson, the No10, swept a pass to Josh Brownhill on a left-right http://www.buccaneersofficialauthentics.com/Authentic-Joe-Hawley-Jersey diagonal. Oleksandr Zinchenko stamped on his toes and Anthony Taylor gave a free-kick. If this was a warning for City, they continued to pose their own threats on Fielding’s goal.

De Bruyne hit a first-time pass into Sané and the German raced on and slid the ball along the line but it was scrambled clear. Sané and Bernardo Silva were Guardiola’s brightest performers, the Portuguese’s touch and force illustrating his club’s strength in depth as the former Monaco man is not yet a first choice for his manager.

Still, the home side could easily have fallen behind from a cleverly worked free-kick which had Bryan zipping in behind and finding Paterson, who should have finished. Shortly afterwards, though, calamitous home defending proved costly. Eliaquim Mangala was pick-pocketed by Brownhill, then Stones scythed down Bobby Reid in the penalty area. Taylor pointed to the spot, Guardiola wheeled away in disgust and up stepped Reid to give Bristol City the lead. Sterling almost equalised immediately with a lob at an apparently vacant net but Flint made a fine clearing header over the bar to preserve the advantage.

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