Lee Johnson hails ‘special group’ after Bristol City beat Manchester United

21 December 2017 12:44
• Robins’ manager proud after team reach Carabao Cup semis• José Mourinho claims Championship team were ‘lucky, but fought very hard’Bristol City will play Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after recording a famous shock victory over the five-time winners and reigning holders of the competition, Manchester United, with a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Ashton Gate. Korey Smith, the City midfielder, scored the winner with only seconds remaining to tee up a two-legged contest with Pep Guardiola’s side in the new year.“That goal will live in the memory for many generations,” Lee Johnson, the Bristol City manager, said of the match-winning strike, and one that sealed the club’s first victory over United since 1978. “It’s night like this that we dream of. It’s Roy of the Rovers stuff. To beat Manchester United at home is incredible and I’m so proud of the players, they are a special group, and for the supporters as its been a long time for a result like that, especially here. I’m chuffed to bits.” Related: Korey Smith stuns Manchester United at the death to send Bristol City through Related: Bristol City stun Man Utd to earn Man City semi-final in Carabao Cup – as it happened Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian