Aitor Karanka pleased with victory at Etihad.


Aitor Karanka happy with the win over City.

Middlesbrough were fantastic in their 2-0 FA Cup win over Manchester City, as they fought really had to deserve the win.

Manchester City couldn’t take their chances in the first half of the clash and in the second half the away side dug deep and weren’t fazed by City's world class players.

Boro's Patrick Bamford broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute and Kike increased the deficit in the dying minute of the tie, sending the Premier League defending champions out of the oldest football competition.

The Boro boss Karanka was delighted with the triumph at the Etihad, labelling the win over Pellegrini's side the best moment of his short managerial career.

“I’ve only been a manager for 14 months and we were so close to beating Liverpool but we lost on penalties - today, we beat one of the best squads in the world,” Karanka said.

“Today we had a Champions League team to play against, so I knew it was going to be very difficult.

“The only chances City had in the first half were from our mistakes but we fixed them in the second half and we were better with the ball.

“We didn’t lose the ball in the second half in the same way we lost it in the first.”


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