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Bristol City’s starting XI in 2018 Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Man City: where are they now?

Bristol City are set to host Man City five years on from their Carabao Cup semi-final defeat

With the FA Cup fourth round replays coming to an end this evening, Bristol City will already be looking forward to their fifth round tie against Manchester City after thrashing West Brom last month. The meeting with the Premier League champions is their first since the two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final five years ago.

The Robins’ run in the Cup during the 2017-18 season was a memorable one as they fought off the likes of Watford, Crystal Palace and Manchester United to face Pep Guardiola’s side in their first major semi-final since 1989. After shocking Man United with a 2-1 win at Ashton Gate in December, City were confident of causing another upset against another Premier League outfit.

However, it wasn’t to be as Man City won both legs and went onto win the whole competition - however it wasn’t as easy as expected for the eight-time champions as the aggregate score ended 5-3. While most of the starting line-up from their second leg fixture no longer play for Bristol City, the new-look team will be once again eager to put on a performance.

Ahead of the Carabao Cup fifth round clash later this month, we take a look at the eleven that suffered defeat to City in 2018.

However, it wasn’t to be as Man City won both legs and went onto win the whole competition - however it wasn’t as easy as expected for the eight-time champions as the aggregate score ended 5-3. While most of the starting line-up from their second leg fixture no longer play for Bristol City, the new-look team will be once again eager to put on a performance.

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