Phil Foden made one goal and scored another as holders Manchester city saw off a spirited Port vale side to book their place within the fourth spherical of the fa Cup.
City, who won all four accessible domestic trophies last season, had to figure onerous to break down their League 2 opponents, however eventually ran out snug winners.
Oleksandr Zinchenko place pep Guardiola’s side ahead with a rasping shot from distance that vale captain Leon Legge could solely facilitate into his own net.
But city didn’t turn their superior possession into more goals and was astonishingly pegged back by an outstanding Tom Pope header from a pinpoint David Amoo cross.
That sparked wild celebrations from over 8,000 vale fans who packed the top tiers of the south stand at Etihad stadium, however their side was level for under seven minutes.
City unbroken gushing forward and Foden found out Sergio Aguero to fireside home at the near post, with Legge once more obtaining the final bit.
That goal was checked by the video assistant referee before being awarded; once city scored their third goal simply before the hour mark, it absolutely was at the start ruled out and required VAR intervention before being given.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis was flagged offsides once it appeared John Stones had place the ball into the net however replays showed the 17-year-old had got the final bit and was truly onside too.
On a decent day for City’s academy, 2 additional graduates combined for City’s fourth goal, with Foden running into the box to bury Angelino’s shot past Scott Brown.
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