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Swansea City 2-3 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero seals comeback in FA Cup thriller

Sergio Aguero stoops to head in Manchester City's winner against Swansea

Sergio Aguero's late winner saw Manchester City dramatically keep their quadruple bid on track by coming from two goals down to beat Swansea and reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

Substitute Aguero beat Swansea keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt with a diving header off Bernardo Silva's low cross at the end of a superb move in the 88th minute.

Replays showed the Argentina striker was marginally offside but the video assistant review system was not in use at the Liberty Stadium, having been used in City's third and fourth-round ties at their Etihad Stadium home.

City had levelled in contentious circumstances too when Cameron Carter-Vickers was judged to have tripped Raheem Sterling in the area and Aguero's penalty hit the inside of the post before rebounding in off Nordfeldt for an own goal.

Defeat was harsh on the impressive hosts, who led 2-0 inside 30 minutes through Matt Grimes' penalty and Bersant Celina's spectacular second.

The former City player, who was mocked for an extraordinary penalty miss against West Brom on Wednesday, curled a sumptuous first-time effort beyond Ederson at the end of a tremendous, flowing move.

City fielded a strong side but needed Sterling and Aguero to come off the bench to shake them out of their fatigue, the latter setting up Bernardo Silva for the visitors' opener, which sparked their thrilling comeback in the last half hour.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 23Roberts
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 21Grimes
  • 17Carter-Vickers
  • 12DyerSubstituted forAsoroat 61'minutes
  • 27FultonSubstituted forHarriesat 86'minutes
  • 28ByersSubstituted forJohnat 73'minutes
  • 20James
  • 15Routledge
  • 10Celina

Substitutes

  • 16Asoro
  • 19McKay
  • 24John
  • 25Mulder
  • 30Dhanda
  • 46Baker-Richardson
  • 50Harries

Man City

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 30Otamendi
  • 14LaporteBooked at 45mins
  • 18DelphSubstituted forZinchenkoat 57'minutes
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 8Gündogan
  • 21Silva
  • 26MahrezSubstituted forAgüeroat 64'minutes
  • 33Gabriel Jesus
  • 19SanéSubstituted forSterlingat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Danilo
  • 7Sterling
  • 10Agüero
  • 35Zinchenko
  • 47Foden
  • 49Muric
  • 50Garcia
Referee:
Andre Marriner

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home5
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away13
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Swansea City 2, Manchester City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 2, Manchester City 3.

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Roberts (Swansea City).

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City).

Foul by Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City).

Declan John (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Manchester City).

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Declan John.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Declan John.

Goal!

Goal! Swansea City 2, Manchester City 3. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross.

Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel James (Swansea City).

Attempt missed. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Cian Harries replaces Jay Fulton.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Declan John.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Aymeric Laporte.

Attempt blocked. Joel Asoro (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Grimes.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross.

Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling with a cross.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Attempt blocked. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.

Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.

Goal!

Own Goal by Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Swansea City. Swansea City 2, Manchester City 2.

Penalty missed! Still Swansea City 2, Manchester City 1. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

Penalty Manchester City. Raheem Sterling draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Declan John replaces George Byers.

Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Asoro (Swansea City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jay Fulton (Swansea City) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Swansea City 2, Manchester City 1. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.

goal

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