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Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup

22 December 2017

The Reds' defence of the trophy came to an end after conceding a stoppage-time to goal to lose 2-1 at Ashton Gate.

"It was a brilliant day for football - congratulations to them".

The Championship side will now face runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City over two legs, but having also seen his team eliminate Watford, Stoke and Crystal Palace, Johnson can not wait.

Jose Mourinho's side were holders after winning the League Cup last season.

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Mourinho said: "They were a bit lucky but they fought a lot to be lucky".

"That's why they are one of if not the biggest club in the world". They deserved a place in the semi-finals against Manchester City for their defensive organisation, for their hunger and for taking their chances.

United had earlier fought back, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic cancelling out Joe Bryan's opener for City, who are third in the Championship.

"But I don't want to blame the players at all because I think they were professional - it wasn't a case of "we don't care about the game" or "we don't have responsibility" or "we don't have pride".

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Lee Johnson has praised his Bristol City players for each doing "a man and a half's job" while knocking Man Utd out of the Carabao Cup.

"Do the recent results against them give us extra motivation? Yes". Everyone was waiting for our goal so they were lucky.

Police apprehend fans as they invade the pitch after the match against Manchester United. Chelsea hosts Arsenal on January 9 at Stamford Bridge and the second leg will be at Emirates Stadium on January 23, while Manchester City will play the first game at home on January 10 and the second leg will be played in Bristol on January 24.

A Korey Smith strike in injury time saw the Robins triumph 2-1 at Ashton Gate, a win that sets up a semi-final tie with Manchester City for Lee Johnson's side.

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Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup