Defeating Chelsea, Man City reached the FA Cup final

Defeating Chelsea, Man City reached the FA Cup final 2

(Dan Tri) – Thanks to Silva’s only goal, Man City defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the first semi-final, thereby winning tickets to the FA Cup final.

Man City defeated Chelsea in the first FA Cup semi-final of the 2023-24 season thanks to Silva’s only goal.

According to statistics after the match, Man City controlled the ball 60% of the time, launched 14 shots and only 3 times the ball hit the goal, the expected goals index of the Manchester team only reached 0.79.

Chelsea and Man City created a fierce match, but lacked highlights (Photo: AP).

Average statistical indicators reflect that the quality of match expertise is not as high as expected.

Explaining why Man City was not really impressive in the FA Cup semi-final, Coach Guardiola blamed the organizers for letting Man City play after only 66 hours after this team played in the Champions League.

`It’s unacceptable for us to play today. It’s impossible, because of the players’ health, it’s not normal. It’s unacceptable for us to have to play.`

Defeating Chelsea, Man City reached the FA Cup final

Man City faces a tight schedule at the end of the season (Photo: AP).

Man City did not have a single shot on goal after 5 shots in the first 45 minutes, and Chelsea had a single dangerous shot.

The first minutes of the second half were exciting when Jackson and Foden made the goalkeepers of both sides show their talents.

The turning point in the match took place in the 84th minute. De Bruyne escaped to the left sideline to receive the ball and crossed it. The Chelsea defender blocked the ball and threw it out of reach for Silva to finish from close range to open the score.

Silva’s goal became a turning point to help Man City win 1-0.

Defeating Chelsea, Man City reached the FA Cup final

Man City players celebrate the goal (Photo: AP).

Man City competes for the championship cup with the winner of the second semi-final.

Squad

Man City:¬†Ortega, Walker, Stones (Dias, 46′), Akanji, Ake, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish (Doku, 66′), Alvarez (Bobb, 88′).

Chelsea: Petrovic, Gusto (Disasi, 79′), Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella (Chilwell, 88′), Caicedo, Fernandez (Sterling, 88′), Madueke (Mudryk, 79′), Palmer, Gallagher, Jackson.

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