Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says "Man City are not a normal team, they are the best" after 2-0 loss in the quarter final of the FA Cup
|Super sub Kevin De Bruyne came on and change the game as City scored two late goals in 2-0 win over Everton in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.|
Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne both scored late goals to send Mancester City into the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over resilient Everton at Goodison Park.
Everton defended in numbers in a goalless first half, but they came closest to taking the lead as Yerry Mina's glancing header was cleared off the line by oleksandr Zinchenko.
Everton's third-choice goalkeeper Joao Virginia made a brilliant fingertip save to stop Raheem Sterling side foot shot early on in the second half, but Man City opened the scoring with six minutes left as Gundogan was on hand to head into an empty net after virginia had tipped Aymeric Laporte's strike onto the crossbar.
And Kevin De Bruyne finished off Everton with a goal late on after coming on as a sub, the Belgium star scored with a good finish from a Rodri's through pass.
Man City have now won 25 of their last 26 matches as they remain in contention to win the Quadruple, while Everton still continue to wait for their first major trophy in 26 years.
"We competed well for 80 minutes against, in my opinion, the best team in the world," said Everton boss Ancelotti.
"The fact we competed, the fact we defended really well and didn't concede great opportunities to them for 80 minutes, I'm proud of my players.
"Manchester City is not a normal team, they are the best."
Man City manager Pep Guardiola said: "When you have won a lot of games in four months, you are able to adapt and adjust and that is what I am pleased about the most, it is the most difficult thing.
"It is the mental strength to be ready for every single game. November to March is the toughest period in England and what we have done is more than remarkable, it is incredible.
"It is one of the greatest achievements we have done together for a long time."
The FA Cup semi-finals draw will hold on Sunday evening at 5.45pm.