Sergio Aguero's rescue act keeps Pep Guardiola's dream alive

Jose Verdugo
Marcha 17, 2019

Nine minutes later it was two as former Manchester City youth player Bersant Celina finished off a flowing Swansea move to stun his former employers.

City were 12 minutes away from being knocked out of the FA Cup before fighting back to win 3-2 at Swansea.

Sergio Aguero was then in an offside position when he scored the victor in the 88th minute, but the Video Assistant Referee was not in use as the game was not being played at a Premier League ground.

They are top of the Premier League, in the Champions League quarter-finals and have already won the League Cup.

Had VAR been applied to non-Premier League stadiums in the FA Cup, the visitors' second and third goals would not have stood.

"The most incredible thing after what we achieved last season is in this stage we are fighting for everything".

'We deserved to win the game by far - but to win in that way, I'm sorry'.

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Manchester City's torrid form continues with the win, now sitting first in the Premier League table and having demolished Schalke 7-0 midweek to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.

Swansea said the club was set up to use VAR given their history of being in the Premier League between 2011 and 2018.

The magic of the FA Cup gave way to the crushing inevitability of Manchester City.

Substitute Aguero beat Swansea keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt with a diving header, although replays showed the Argentina striker was marginally offside.

Secondly, if it's a penalty or offside like the people say then I'm sorry.

After falling 2-0 behind in the first-half Pep Guardiola's side completed the ultimate come-back through Bernardo Silva and a Sergio Aguero brace. "Hopefully, next season this won't happen".

The Liberty Stadium is equipped for VAR but because other Championship grounds are not, it was not operated for the sake of consistency.

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