Guardiola satisfied with late win

English Premier League

The Citizens found themselves trailing before half-time of their first-leg clash at the Etihad Stadium after Bobby Reid’s penalty, but fought back through Kevin De Bruyne before Sergio Aguero popped up with the winner in the 92nd minute.

REPORT: Advantage Manchester City in Carabao Cup

That means City head into the return fixture with a one-goal advantage, and Guardiola admits he was pleased to see his side keep up the fight until the final whistle.

“My players are fantastic," Guardiola told Sky Sports. "In football you can win or lose but we tried and tried until the end, and that's why [we scored the winner] because we didn't give up.

"We know exactly what this competition is with a lot of games, and semi-finals are always complicated. That's why I'm so satisfied."