Swansea City almost delivered an incredible FA Cup shock on Saturday evening as they got themselves into a 2-0 half-time lead over quadruple hopefuls Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium. Pep Guardiola was left stunned when Graham Potter’s side cut through Manchester City’s high press as Bersant Celina finished off a superb attacking move to double the host’s advantage after 29 minutes following Grimes’ opener from the penalty spot.
With 21 minutes of normal time remaining, the visitors got a goal back through Bernardo Silva. The controversy and discussions concerning the absence of VAR then occurred nine minutes later as Raheem Sterling won a penalty when it looked like Cameron Carter-Vickers got a crucial touch on the ball to see it roll out of play. Aguero also looked like he was standing in an offside position as he glanced a header in past Kristoffer Nordfeldt.
Despite the late controversy surrounding the goals in Manchester City’s comeback, it was a thrilling FA Cup tie played between two sides who played on the front foot and looked to cut through the opposition’s high press.
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