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

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot Action Images via Reuters  John Sib

City found themselves 2-0 down after 29 minutes, as Swansea's excellent first-half performance put them on course for a famous upset. Two goals behind to Championship also-rans Swansea, for 68 minutes nothing went Manchester City's way.

"It is so hard, because the opponents are so good and we have 10 months with a lot of games".

VAR cameras are installed at all Premier League grounds, so the facilities are used by the FA during their Cup games.

"I'm sorry it was offside".

The win saw City keep their hopes of winning a famous quadruple alive, though Guardiola is not getting carried away thinking about such achievements.

Having already won the League Cup and advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals, City remain in the hunt for an unprecedented clean sweep of all four major trophies.

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"People will say not winning the Champions League is a big, big failure for this club but I don't understand when this comes from former players - they know how hard it is to win the Champions League or win the title", Guardiola said.

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

From then on in it was all Manchester City and an own goal off the back of Swansea goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt after substitute Sergio Aguero's 77th-minute penalty had come back off the post leveled the tie.

Swansea players were unhappy when Cameron Carter-Vickers was judged to have tripped substitute Raheem Sterling for the equaliser, while Sergio Aguero was offside when he headed in the victor two minutes from the end.

Guardiola said: 'If it is not a penalty, and it is offside like the people say, I'm sorry.

Last season, City were embarrassed by League One Wigan in this competition in the fifth round and this was a game which had a similar feel from the early stages. "Hopefully, next season this won't happen".

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