Bristol boss Johnson relishes unstoppable Man.City challenge

22 December, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Phil Foden came off on 89 minutes against Leicester

Korey Smith netted a stoppage-time victor as the Championship promotion hopefuls booked a two-legged semi-final with Manchester City.

They then play host to Burnley on Boxing Day before wrapping up 2017 with a visit from Southampton.

BIG DAY FOR BRISTOL CITY "For them, it was a big day and big teams against teams of lower divisions, this is always a risk and you advise, advise, advise but in the end, the players are in a different level of intensity and motivation than the opponent and sometimes this can happen".

Jose Mourinho has enjoyed success during his time in England in the League Cup, winning the competition three times at Chelsea and United last season.

"They played brilliantly, fought like it was the game of their lives which it probably was", he said on Sky Sports.

"For them it was a big, big day". We suffer when we don't win because there's such a high standard in this football club to try and win every game.

Bristol City led through Joe Bryan for just seven minutes before Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised with a free-kick. To get into a semi-final, a big day for them, their supporters.




Yet City, who are third in the Championship and hunting promotion to the top-flight, kept believing.

The home fans went wild as they cheered a regular win against a premier league top club.

Lee Johnson masterminded one of the great nights in the history of Bristol City and in the history of the League Cup.

"Do the recent results against them give us extra motivation? Yes".

He also claimed Pep Guardiola's side go to ground too easily, saying: "A little bit of wind and they fall".

The late drama at both matches ensured a fascinating last-four draw, with Chelsea playing Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the first match of the two-legged tie in the week commencing Jan.8.

The Championship promotion challengers joined Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in the last four as Smith's victor rocked a star-studded United side.

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