Manchester City survived a scare from Championship high-flyers Huddersfield Town to progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 5-1 victory in a replay at the Etihad Stadium.
City had been held to a 0-0 draw at Huddersfield in the first meeting last month and stunningly fell behind early on through Harry Bunn’s shock opener, which arrived via another Claudio Bravo blunder.
But quickfire treble just after the half-hour from Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta put City in command.
It was another rousing evening’s entertainment at the Etihad, the first half reminiscent of last week’s pulsating 5-3 City victory over Monaco in the Champions League.
Aguero’s second killed off any lingering hope of a remarkable comeback from Huddersfield, before a late Kelechi Iheanacho tap-in completed a convincing triumph.
City now face Middlesbrough in the next round, though their attention turns back to the Premier League and a trip to Sunderland on Sunday.