Manchester City thrashed Middlesbrough 0-2 in the first-leg of the quarterfinal stage of the FA Cup to get an edge ahead of their second-leg clash at the Etihad stadium.
Guardiola’s men opened scoring in the first 3 minutes through David Silva, putting them in the drivers seat before their host’s home crowd, giving the visitor’s the lead before half time.
City came back in the second half determined to increase their lead and pressed hard on their host, Aguero’s effort hit the bar, Silva wasted several efforts, while selfish plays on the part of Sterling and Aguero denied the duo an opportunity to increase City’s lead.
Sane made the difference from the left flank, driving deep into Middlesbrough’s defence. His effort paid off in the 67th minute when Aguero converted his cross into the net, giving City their second and the final goal of the match.
City who are seated on the third position and tied on points with Tottenham understands that winning the FA Cup is one sure means of getting a silverware for this season, while they hope to reach the final of the Champions league.