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Why Manchester City lost FA Cup final to Manchester United, by Aguero

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Aguero: Man United put all their chips on the FA Cup final; so that’s why they played far back and waited for a chance they could capitalize

By John Jackson

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has said that Manchester United defeated Manchester City in the FA Cup final last season in Wembley because they needed it more and “got away with it”.

This, he said, was despite the success of Pep Guardiola and his players’ season as a whole, claiming a treble trophy success of the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and a fourth successive Premier League title.

 Aguero, who spoke in an interview, lamented that Manchester City’s campaign ended in disappointment, with the loss to Manchester United.

Also read: How Manchester United silenced critics with FA Cup victory at Wembley

Besides, Aguero commened the defence of Manchester United for blocking the efforts of his former team mates.

His words: “Man United put all their chips on the FA Cup final; so that’s why they played far back and waited for a chance they could capitalize.

 “When it’s a one-leg final, anything can happen.

 “They saw their opening and City couldn’t make the most of their own chances. They had a solid defence… Sadly, we could only tip the scoreboard too late in the match. So United got away with it.”

Recall that goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo put Manchester United into a strong 0-2 lead heading into the final exchanges of the contest at Wembley, before an inspired showing and goal from Jeremy Doku gave Manchester City hope.

It would however prove to be too little too late for the holders of the competition, Manchester City, as Erik ten Hag and his players rounded off a largely disappointing season with silverware, and ultimately ensured the feature of the Dutch coach beyond this summer.

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