FA Cup: Man City down Cardiff City

Manchester City has booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 win over Cardiff City in South Wales on Saturday.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling were enough to send the Premier League leaders through at the expense of their Championship hosts, who ended the match with 10 men when Joe Bennett was shown an overdue red card in stoppage time.
The result means that Man City’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple remain alive this season having backed up their progression to the EFL Cup final with another cup win at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The visitors made a quick start to the match with Bernardo Silva sending an early flick into the arms of Neil Etheridge before the keeper was also called upon to deny Ilkay Gundogan’s drive following an incisive counter-attack down the left flank.
Gundogan was brought down right on the edge of the box following that missed chance, and a moment of Belgian brilliance broke the deadlock from the resulting free kick as De Bruyne caught Cardiff out by rolling the ball under the jumping wall and into the bottom corner.
Man City did double their advantage with eight minutes remaining of the first half when Danilo slid the ball down the left for Bernardo, who whipped an early cross into the box for an unmarked Sterling to nod into the bottom corner – just the second headed goal of his career.