Jose Mourinho to face no FA action over Manchester derby comments

Jose Mourinho to face no FA action over Manchester derby comments

Korey Smith scored the victor three minutes into stoppage time as Bristol City dispatched the Premier League giants amid ecstatic scenes.

"A handsome day for football".

"A team from the lower division won".

Mourinho said: "They were a bit lucky but they fought a lot to be lucky".

"For the Bristol boys it was a big, big day for them, and in the first half you could see that".

For the Robins' reward on one of the finest nights in their 123-year history was to set up the prospect of another when Guardiola's Manchester City, Europe's team of the moment, visit them in a last four, second leg tie in January.

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He had picked a much-changed but strong side with big guns Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba back in the starting lineup but United found it a trying night and could not complain when local hero Joe Bryan put City ahead with a superb 51st-minute strike.

Yet City, who are third in the Championship and hunting promotion to the top-flight, kept believing. We lacked the intensity that they had.

Lee Johnson has praised his Bristol City players for each doing "a man and a half's job" while knocking Man Utd out of the Carabao Cup.

United are 11 points adrift in the Premier League title race, but still in contention, while an FA Cup campaign will kick off in 2018 and a Champions League quest continued at the last-16 stage. It has been a long time since we had a result like that at Ashton Gate.

Police apprehend fans as they invade the pitch after the match against Manchester United. Of course we don't want extra-time, of course we try to win the game in the 90 minutes - which is why I say they were lucky.

"When you play for a club like Manchester United every defeat is a massive blow for everyone", the 29-year-old, who was an unused substitute at Ashton Gate, told Sky Sports.

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