Gundogan eyes 'perfect' display

09 January 2018 08:09:21 EST

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has challenged his side to secure the 'perfect result' in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final against Bristol City.

The Citizens, 3/10 to lift the League Cup this season, play host to the Championship promotion hopefuls on Tuesday evening, with Gundogan hoping to help the runaway Premier League leaders secure a decent advantage heading into the Ashton Gate return.

We want to try to have the perfect result in the first one.

Ilkay Gundogan

He told reporters: "They have beaten Manchester United, so it will be a tough challenge, but we know we are favourites.

"We play the first leg at home, so we want to win that game - we want to win both games. It is up to us, we are strong enough to beat them.

"The good thing is that we have two legs, so even if we don't show our best performance in the first leg, there is a second opportunity.

"(But) we don't want to wait for the second leg. We want to try to have the perfect result in the first one."

The Robins have already accounted for four Premier League teams on their way to the semi-finals, seeing off Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace, before claiming a famous 2-1 victory over United in the last eight.

The Citizens edged out West Brom 2-1 in their third round tie, before needing penalties to overcome both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City.

Manchester City are 1/11 to win the game at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening and are 5/1 to claim a 3-0 victory, with the hosts 4/7 to keep a clean sheet.

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