City, get the job done here as they run out 2-0 winners against Peterborough to put themselves into the quarter-final draw.
They were made to work hard by the hosts, who could’ve found themselves in front after 10 minutes.
When Fuchs forced a good save from Ederson with a deflected effort.
The Premier League champions grew into the game and dominated the first half, controlling possession and going close on numerous occasions.
They finally got their noses in front after 60 minutes, when Mahrez cut onto his left foot and sent his shot into the far corner to make it 1-0.
Foden picked out Grealish with a superb lofted through ball, who brought it down and slid it through.
They could’ve added to their two-goal lead late on with several chances, including an incredible miss from Laporte as he stabbed the ball wide.
It finished 2-0, though, despite a spirited Peterborough performance.
PETERBOROUGH UNITED (3-4-3): Steven Benda;
Josh Knight, Frankie Kent, Ronnie Edwards;
Joe Ward, Jorge Grant, Jeando Fuchs, Hayden Coulson;
Kwame Poku, Ricky Jade-Jones, Sammie Szmodics.
SUBS: Harrison Burrows, Kai Corbett, Jack Marriott, Reece Brown, Mark Beevers,
David Cornell, Bali Mumba, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Kyler Barker.
MAN CITY (4-3-3): Ederson;
Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, Oleksandr Zinchenko;
Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho, Phil Foden;
Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Jack Grealish.
SUBS: Raheem Sterling, Scott Carson, Rodrigo, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte,
Kevin De Bruyne, Cieran Slicker, Bernardo Silva.
The city finally took the lead!!! Mahrez cuts onto his magical left foot and fires his side in front with a curling effort through Coulson’s legs into the far corner to make it 1-0.
Grealish makes it 2-0!!! It’s a brilliant goal, too, as Foden’s pass over the top from his half was inch-perfect to allow his teammate to take a deft touch and then slip it through the keeper’s legs to double his side’s advantage.
What lies ahead for Peterborough and Man City?
The Citizens put themselves in the Quarterfinal of the competition, which will take place on Thursday 3rd March.
They will hope to win the competition as they seek more cup glory alongside their fight for the League title.
The Posh will now focus on their battle against relegation to the third tier as they try to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.
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