Man City is approaching the treble.
Man City won 3-0메이저사이트 in a match against Sheffield United in the 2022-2023 FA Cup semi-final held at Wembley Stadium in London, England on the 23rd (Korean time). Manchester City re-advancing to the FA Cup final four years after winning in 2019, and will challenge for the 7th championship in the competition. After winning the championship in 2019, they were eliminated in the semifinals for the last three years in a row, but this year they succeeded in the fourth round. Man City, which is running second in the English Premier League this season, is also in the semifinals of the European Champions League (UCL), leaving open the possibility of a ‘treble’ sweeping titles from its own league, FA Cup and UCL. In the 2018-2019 season, Manchester City won the FA Cup, Premier League, and League Cup competitions, winning three ‘mini’ crowns. This year, instead of being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the League Cup, they advanced to the UCL semifinals.
1999 is the only case in which an English team has won three titles, including the league, FA Cup and UCL, in one season. If you expand the range to the whole of Europe, the most recent 2020 Bayern Munich (Germany) won the national league and cup competition, UCL.
Man City, who digested the UCL during the week, carried out a partial rotation. Ortega, Gomes, Laporte, Akanji, Walker, Gundogan, Silva, Grealish, Alvarez, Mahrez and Haaland were sent out as starters. Sheffield started Fordringham, Robinson, Egan, Ahmedosic, Lowe, Fleck, Norwood, Berge, Baldock, Ndiaye and Jebison.
At the start of the first half, Sheffield had a good chance. In the corner kick situation, Ndiaye fired a shot, but Ortega blocked it. Man City increased possession, but Sheffield’s counterattack was also sharp. In the 14th minute of the first half, Haaland scored with a powerful shot, but it was canceled as a foul was declared in the previous situation. Manchester City continued their attack. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Alvarez shot was blocked by Fordringham.
In the end, he scored the opening goal. City were awarded a penalty in the 43rd minute and took the lead when Mahrez calmly scored.
In the second half, Manchester City’s offensive became more intense. Sheffield strengthened their attack by putting McBurney in the 13th minute of the second half. However, three minutes later, Manchester City scored an additional goal. Mahrez scored his second goal of the day with his left foot. Mahrez, who gained momentum, completed a hat-trick. In the 21st minute, Grealish finished the ball with his left foot. The game was virtually split. It is the first time in 65 years since Alex Dawson, who was in Manchester United at the time, in 1958 that a hat-trick came out in the FA Cup semi-final.
Sheffield added Sharp and Man City added Palmer and Foden. In the 31st minute of the second half, Sheffield put in Basham, Koulibaly, and Bogle to put their strength into the last-minute offensive. But no goals were scored. In the end, the match ended 3-0.
After the match, WhoScored.com gave Mahrez a near perfect score of 9.9. Of course, it was the highest score among both teams. Grealish, Gomez, Gundoan and Silva followed with 7.3 points. At Sheffield, Norwood had the highest score of 7.0.
“The starters and the substitutes all did really well. They were perfect,” Guardiola said at the post-match press conference. said He continued, “When he is not playing, he is mean to me. I like the way he plays and I hope he will do more in the future.” is doubly satisfying,” he laughed.
As a result, Manchester City will meet the winner of the Manchester United-Brighton match on the 23rd in the FA Cup final. If United win, the Manchester derby will be played in the final for the first time in the FA Cup’s 152-year history. Since its inception in 1871, the Manchester derby has never been played in an FA Cup final. The last time the two teams met in the FA Cup was in the 2011-2012 season.