We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 22:23 | 27/1/16

Pellegrini: We deserve to be in the final

Roberto Martinez furious

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes that his side deserves to go to Wembley, despite controversy over Kevin de Bruyne's goal in their 3-1 win over Everton.

With the game balanced at 1-1 on the night, and 3-2 to Everton on aggregate, Raheem Sterling brought the ball out of play before crossing for De Bruyne to fire home to make it 2-1 to City.

This goal seemed to spark City into life and they wrapped up the victory through Sergio Aguero and Pellegrini is delighted to be in another Capital One Cup final.

"I am very happy, to play a final at Wembley, it is very important,” said the City boss.

"We deserved to be in the final, we had just one defeat - that was against Everton with a clear penalty.

"They scored at 1-0 and it was a clear foul. If you think because of that ball [Sterling to de Bruyne], that is not why we won.

"We won because we scored three goals and Everton had just one chance."

Roberto Martinez, on the other hand, was furious with the officials failure to spot that the ball was out of play before Kevin de Bruyne’s goal.

"Everyone that has seen the replay can clearly see the ball is out of play.

“The tie was a real good football game. You don’t expect to concede a goal in that manner. It's very, very hard to take,” said a clearly upset Martinez.

"City are a very good side. If they score three goals in the right way then you accept it. The first goal was a deflected shot, but the second goal the ball was clearly out before it was crossed in.

However, the Everton manager backed his players to bounce back from the disappointment and hopes they can use it as inspiration in the future.

"We have a very good group of young players. I hope we take this display as inspiration."

'No chance' for Mkhitaryan & Carrick

22:14 | 22/2/17

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick have "no chance" of being fit for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton...

Man Utd through to Europa League last 16

22:10 | 22/2/17

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the only goal of the game, as Manchester United beat St Etienne 1-0 at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Wednesday to complete a 4-0 Europa L...

Liverpool unveil new training base plans

10:23 | 22/2/17

Liverpool have unveiled plans to move their first-team training base from Melwood to Kirby.

Vardy gives Leicester a lifeline

21:52 | 22/2/17

Jamie Vardy netted a crucial away goal, as Leicester City went down 2-1 to Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg.

Aguero wants to stay at City

08:54 | 22/2/17

Sergio Aguero insists he has a good relationship with manager Pep Guardiola and has no plans to leave Manchester City.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.