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Bristol City 2-1 Manchester United: Red Devils Crash Out After Dramatic Last-Minute Winner

​Bristol Metropolis progressed by to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday after beating Manchester United 2-1 at Ashton Gate. 

Joe Bryan opened the scoring for the Robins within the 51st minute with a thunderous strike, however Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised simply 5 minutes later with a low pushed free-kick, earlier than Korey Smith smashed within the winner ten seconds from time. 

Amid a flurry of festive fixtures, Jose Mourinho made plenty of adjustments to his aspect – with Marcus Rashford the one survivor from United’s 2-1 win over West Brom on the weekend. Zlatan Ibrahimovic got here again into the beginning lineup, as did the beforehand suspended Paul Pogba. The 2 had been joined by Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial.

Bristol Metropolis, who at the moment sit third within the Championship desk after a outstanding revival during the last 12 months, made simply the one change from the staff who beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 on the weekend; with Luke Steele changing Frank Fielding in purpose.


Bristol Metropolis had the primary actual alternative of the half within the sixth minute. The Robins’ excessive press was inflicting United issues, and after Pogba had misplaced the ball halfway in his his personal half, the midfielder hauled down Marlon Pack. Magnusson took the ensuing free-kick, his effort from 30 yards out was straight at Romero nevertheless, and United’s keeper managed to tip it over for a nook. 

Regardless of their sluggish begin, United got here closest to scoring 5 minutes later. After skipping previous a problem, Martial whipped in a cross which discovered Ibrahimovic, the striker’s deflected effort looped off the highest of the Metropolis crossbar. 

United rattled the woodwork for the second time within the 20th minute. With Marcus Rashford given an excessive amount of time and house exterior the Robins’ field; the teen’s ripping strike crashed in opposition to the publish with Steele properly crushed.

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Because the half entered its ultimate ten minutes, Metropolis began to push ahead extra and had been almost rewarded with the opening purpose. The ball fell to Magnusson who disregarded Rashford’s problem earlier than unleashing a shot from the sting of the field which Romero managed to push away.

Metropolis would have most likely taken the lead within the 41st minute if it weren’t for a last-gasp problem from Daley Blind. Smith discovered himself in an amazing place inside United’s field following a Patterson backheel, simply as Smith regarded to tug the set off Blind slid in from nowhere to clear the hazard.

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5 minutes after the restart and Bristol Metropolis took the lead. A stunning ball from Pack despatched Bryan away on the left, the left wing-back then launched an unstoppable shot which thundered throughout Romero and into the highest nook.

Their lead did not final for lengthy nevertheless, and simply 5 minutes later Ibrahimovic grabbed his first purpose of the season. The Swede lined up a free kick from 25 yards out earlier than drilling it low and exhausting by the wall and previous Luke Steele.


With Bristol Metropolis nonetheless proving to be greater than a handful for United, Mourinho determined to vary issues up with each Lukaku and Mkhitaryan approaching for Ibrahimovic and Blind. 

Substitute Lukaku almost made it 2-1 to United within the 72nd minute, the striker tiptoed to the sting of the field earlier than he struck a robust low shot which Steele did properly to push away. 

The striker had regarded energetic since his introduction and went shut once more within the 75th minute. As soon as once more Luke Steele did properly as he caught out an arm to disclaim Lukaku’s glancing header. 

Steele made it a hat-trick of saves from Lukaku within the 83rd minute. The striker made his approach into the field and drilled a low shot by plenty of our bodies and throughout purpose, his shot appeared to be heading for the underside nook, till the superb Steele as soon as once more managed to claw it away. 

Amazingly, Bristol Metropolis regained the lead within the final seconds of the sport. A Taylor cross from the left discovered an unchallenged Smith, who had time to show and plant his shot throughout Romero and into United’s internet, sending Ashton Gate into delirium.

The referee blew his whistle quickly after to substantiate Bristol Metropolis’s shock win. It was a brave efficiency from the Robins who brought about United issues all through the 90 minutes, each with their fixed harrying and with some high quality bits of play. United had been maybe a little bit unfortunate within the first half, with each of their efforts placing the woodwork. Nonetheless, Mourinho solely has his gamers guilty after they missed plenty of possibilities within the second half. 

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