Manchester City beat Everton in FA Cup: Records broken

Rajdeep Saha
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Manchester City beat Everton in FA Cup: Records broken
Manchester City beat Everton in FA Cup: Records broken

21 Mar 2021: Manchester City beat Everton in FA Cup: Records broken

Manchester City reached the semis of the FA Cup after overcoming Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.

Two late goals from IIkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne helped City break Everton's resistance.

It was another solid performance from Pep Guardiola's side as their hopes of a quadruple remains intact.

Meanwhile, Southampton thrashed Bournemouth 3-0 to progress.

Here are the key details.

EVEMCI: Manchester City find a way to breach Everton's defence

The game was a fiercely contested quarter-final as Carlo Ancelotti's side defended resolutely.

Everton defender Yerry Mina saw his header get cleared off the line.

City struggled in front of goal for most of the game and the tie was balanced.

Riyad Mahrez and De Bruyne's introduction helped City breach Everton's defence.

The in-form Gudogan scored the first with KDB sealing the deal.

Man City: Ancelotti feels Man City are the world's best team

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said his team competed well against the best side and he is proud.

"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."

Opta stats: Unwanted numbers registered by the Toffees

Everton have lost their past seven meetings with Manchester City in all competitions.

This is their longest losing run against an opponent since a run of nine versus Manchester United between 1999 and 2004.

Notably, Everton's ball possession of 26% was their lowest in a single game in all competitions since March 2018, when they registered 18% against City in a Premier League match.

Duo: Notable feats achieved by Gundogan and De Bruyne

Man City mid-fielder Ilkay Gundogan has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season, at least three more than any Manchester City player.

Notably, he's scored in three consecutive matches for City for the first time.

Also, as per Opta, Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in nine goals in his past eight FA Cup appearances, scoring four and assisting five.