Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens are the competition’s reigning champions after defeating Chelsea on penalties following a 0-0 stalemate at Wembley in February, and will be bidding to return to the national stadium when they take on their cross-city rivals.
United were kept at bay by lowly Colchester up until the 51st minute at Old Trafford, when Marcus Rashford netted to break the Essex club’s resistance. An own goal and an Anthony Martial strike rounded off a 3-0 win, as the Red Devils stayed on course for a sixth Carabao Cup crown.
City made no issue as they traveled to Oxford United, although Matty Taylor’s second half equaliser looked like causing an upset. It didn’t last long, however, as Raheem Sterling’s double broke Oxford hearts.
Here’s how Manchester City fans reacted to the draw:
Smash em, humiliate them, silence them, show them what a small team they are. Make that Norwegian PE teacher look the melt he is
— The Bertieful South MSc🐝 (@BertiefulSouth) December 18, 2019
You’re a united fan? 😂 tf is wrong with you
— jm12017 (@jm170101) December 18, 2019
McSauce and Pastor Fred about to end this guys career before it even started
— Martial FC (@DarioSng) December 18, 2019
And city is getting another beating again😂😂😂
— Matthias (@Matthia90) December 18, 2019
The first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals are due to take place in the week commencing 6 January with the second legs played on week commencing 27 January. The final is scheduled to take place on Sunday 24 February.
Moving on, Manchester City’s festive fixture list includes three tricky opponents, with Saturday’s visit of Leicester City followed by a trip to Wolves’ Molineux Stadium on Friday 27 December. Just two days later, Sheffield United travel to Manchester on the hunt for another Premier League upset.
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