Wilfied Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho were amongs the scorers as Manchester City beat Hull City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium to put them t...
Wilfied Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho were amongs the scorers as Manchester City beat Hull City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium to put them through to the Capital One Cup semi-finals.
An early goal from Bony should have been the platform for a comfortable win, but it was not until a strike from 19-year-old substitute Kelechi Iheanacho and a Kevin De Bruyne brace in the last 10 minutes that the match was wrapped up. Hull left-back Andrew Robertson scored an even later consolation but, in truth, three-time winners City were not really stretched at any point, with their superior fitness taking effect in the latter stages.
The Nigerian forward had only spent 7 mins on the pitch before grabbing the second goal. Thereafter, bKevin de Bruyne raced past the Hull defence to poke in.
City side will face a Premier League side in the last four when the draw is made on Wednesday, after Southampton play against Liverpool. Stoke and Everton are also in the draw following their wins on Tuesday.
Everton advanced with a comfortable win against Middlesbrough. Rx-Barcelona player Gerard Deulofeu stunned the Middlesbrough defence in the 20th minute when he weaved past two challenges before placing his low shot past Tomas Mejias. Deulofeu then produced a series of stepovers before delivering a cross for Romelu Lukaku who headed in for 2-0.
Stoke City reached the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since lifting the trophy in 1972 with a comfortable win over Sheffield Wednesday. Joselu crossed for Ibrahim Afellay to volley his first Stoke goal before Phil Bardsley sealed the win, firing his first Stoke goal from 30 yards.