Manchester City reach FA Cup final, stay on course for quadruple


Brighton’s Shane Duffy, centre, jumps for a header during their English FA Cup semifinal soccer match against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. Photo: AP

LONDON, April 7: Manchester City’s quest for a quadruple of trophies remains intact after Gabriel Jesus’s solitary early goal was enough to see off Brighton 1- 0 and take his team into the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s men will return to Wembley to face either Watford or Wolves on May 18 for what they hope will be the chance to clinch the first ever domestic treble in English football history.
City looked set for an easy afternoon when Jesus opened the scoring after just four minutes, but never hit top gear with one eye on their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at Tottenham on Tuesday.
And Brighton were left to rue a controversial decision not to send-off Kyle Walker just after the half hour mark for a clash with Alireza Jahanbakhsh. (AFP)