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Pep Guardiola defends City team selection after FA Cup exit to Chelsea

  • Manager made eight changes to side that won in midweek
  • De Bruyne injury ‘doesn’t look good’, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola dismissed suggestions that he did not pay enough attention to the FA Cup after Manchester City’s hopes of winning an unprecedented quadruple of trophies were ended by Chelsea.

Hakim Ziyech’s second-half goal was enough to take his club to a fourth final in the past five years as City failed to score for only the fifth time this season. Guardiola made eight changes from the side that defeated Borussia Dortmund in midweek to reach the Champions League semi-finals and saw his side struggle to create any real opportunities to equalise after falling behind, despite the best efforts of the substitute Phil Foden.

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