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Aguero on target as City ease into League Cup final

Thursday, 2019-01-24 07:13:25
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their first goal with Riyad Mahrez. (Reuters)
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Sergio Aguero scored the only goal as Manchester City beat League One (third division) Burton Albion 1-0 to secure a 10-0 aggregate victory in their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The Argentine striker slotted home from a Riyad Mahrez cutback in the 26th minute as City set up a final clash against Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur.

* AC Milan have signed Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa after the Polish striker scored 19 goals in 21 appearances following his move from Cracovia in July. Milan said in a statement on their website that the 23-year-old, who was little known before his move to Genoa in July, had been given a contract until June 2023.

* Barcelona have won the race to sign highly-rated Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, the Spanish club announced on Wednesday (Jan 23). The 21-year-old will join Barca on Jul 1 for €75 million (US$85 million), with a further €11 million due to Ajax in additional payments.

* Paris St Germain's Neymar was substituted in tears after suffering what appeared to be a right ankle injury as they beat Racing Strasbourg 2-0 in a French Cup, last 32 game on Wednesday.

* Former world number one and triple Grand Slam champion Andy Murray could have lasting regrets if he retires through injury and must consider surgery to end his career on his own terms, German great Boris Becker has said.

* Hopes all but vanished of finding new Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala alive as the UK, French and Channel Islands rescuers on Wednesday (Jan 23) suspended a second day of searches after the plane he was flying in disappeared at sea.

* Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) after making an alleged Nazi salute in a group photo with team mates.

* French striker Aboubakar Kamara has been indefinitely suspended by Fulham after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage following a fight at the club's training ground.

* Italy striker Mario Balotelli is hoping to get back on track as he joined Olympique de Marseille from fellow Ligue 1 side Nice on a six-month contract on Wednesday. The 28-year-old has yet to score a league goal this season after netting 33 from 51 Ligue 1 games in the two previous seasons.

* Former England midfielder David Beckham will take a 10 percent share in non-league club Salford City, joining up with his former 'Class of '92' Manchester United team mates in the project, the club said on Wednesday.

* Chelsea signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until the end of the season on Wednesday (Jan 23) as boss Maurizio Sarri looks to ignite his spluttering attack.

Reuters, CNA