Jesus early strike sends Man City to Emirate FA Cup final

FA Cup By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 06/04/2019

Gabriel Jesus early first-half strike sends Manchester City to Emirate FA Cup final over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

Cityzen got off to a flying start and opened the scoring inside four minutes through Gabriel Jesus.

Kevin De Bruyne found space on the right wing before firing a terrific driven cross to the far post with Jesus on hand for to divert a diving header into the bottom left corner from close range.

Kyle Walker was involved in a heated clash with Brighton forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh in the 32nd minute.

The Iran international appeared to have trod on Walker as they battled for the ball, which the City defender took exception to and the pair squared up to one another.

They exchanged verbals before Walker pushed his head towards Jahanbakhsh and referee Anthony Taylor booked both players for their actions.

Video Assistant Referee then reviewed whether Walker should have been dismissed, but the original decision stood.

Despite Brighton applying the pressure late on, City held on to their 1-0 lead and secured their place in the FA Cup final.