Birthday boy Kevin de Bruyne led Pep Guardiola’s facet into the closing four of the FA Cup and location up the mouthwatering possibility of an all-Manchester ideal.
De Bruyne, who turned 29 the day prior to this, struck from the penalty dwelling in the foremost half of of a completely ecstatic have interaction over Newcastle as Metropolis booked a semi-ideal date with Arsenal.
And that methodology they may maybe face United in the ideal at Wembley on August 1.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have interaction on Chelsea in their semi-ideal.
Metropolis dominated the outlet half of at St James’ Park but simplest had De Bruyne’s dwelling-kick to repeat for his or her superiority.
And Dwight Gayle overlooked a golden likelihood to level issues after the break.
That proved dear for Steve Bruce’s facet as Raheem Sterling doubled the holders’ support virtually immediately.
“We must at all times hold scored extra,” acknowledged De Bruyne. “But we are ecstatic to be going relief to Wembley.
“Now we hold had some issues with penalties this year and the gaffer requested me to step up.”
Guardiola acknowledged: “Now we hold had some points but Kevin has taken duty and he has a confident persona.
“Raheem’s attain was broad and it’s accurate to be going to Wembley. We’re struggling to focal level on the Premier League but we have got to prepare for the FA Cup and Champions League.”
After the disappointment of seeing their Premier League title defence formally ended by Liverpool, Metropolis live in the hunt for one more treble.
They’ve already gained the Carabao Cup and have interaction a 2-1 lead into the 2nd leg of their closing 16 Champions League tie with Valid Madrid.
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Bruce was frustrated with defender Fabian Schar, who gave away the penalty with a pointless push on Gabriel Jesus.
Bruce acknowledged: “It was a blatant mistake. It was a sorrowful speak he didn’t hold to originate.
“But it would had been attention-grabbing if we had taken that nice likelihood in the 2nd half of – that’s what it’s miles necessary to invent in opposition to these groups.”