Manchester City demolished Blackburn Rovers with a second half blitz to win their FA Cup replay at the Etihad Stadium, with goals from Negredo, Dzeko and Aguero.
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The night was won by Manuel Pellegrini’s strikers, as after a competitive opening period Alvaro Negredo opening the scoring seconds before the end of the first half with a fine header from Fernandinho’s cross.
Straight after the break, Negredo doubled his and Man City’s tally, chipping in deftly upon being put through by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Edin Dzeko soon blasted in from Jesus Navas’ cutback before Pellegrini opted to show Blackburn counterpart Gary Bowyer some respite by taking off Negredo.
However, in bringing on Sergio Aguero, he appeared to be showing little mercy, and the diminutive Argentine scored with his second touch when Edin Dzeko found him in the box.
Dzeko again finished acutely from another low Navas cross, and City were able to see out the remainder of the game with ease.