Manchester City reached FA Cup Final after a narrow victory over Brighton

Manchester City 1-0 Brighton

Manchester City stayed on course for the quadruple as they reached the FA Cup Final after edging out Brighton at Wembley.

Pep Guardiola’s side were nowhere near their best but a largely undistinguished contest was settled by Gabriel Jesus‘ stooping header after only four minutes, converted from Kevin de Bruyne’s perfect right-wing cross.

Brighton battled manfully but could not turn possession into prolonged threat, although City were grateful to Aymeric Laporte’s clearance from right under his own crossbar after the break with Glenn Murray poised to score.

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker was fortunate to escape a first-half red card after a VAR review for thrusting his head into the face of Alireza Jahanbakhsh after the pair clashed – and ultimately they were happy to simply close out the win.

They will now face either Watford or Wolves in the final at Wembley on 18 May and also remain in the hunt for the Premier League and Champions League after winning the Carabao Cup.

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