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Man City boss Guardiola pleased with FA Cup defeat of Birmingham

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was pleased with their 3-0 FA Cup defeat of Birmingham City.

A first half brace from Bernardo Silva and a third strike from Phil Foden helped seal an impressive Etihad success over the Championship side.

“First objective is done. Some young players were involved and we have qualified for the next round," said Guardiola.

“If you follow the trajectory of our team since I arrived, we didn't drop one game.

“That's why we are in a fourth Carabao Cup final in a row, the FA Cup we won two seasons ago, and a semi-final last season.

“Players like Kyle and Gabriel came back. Rodri didn't play last game, Mendy (for a) long time didn't play.

“So for six, seven players today was good. Every game we play, we will try to win and if the players are more or less fresh, I will use them."

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