As holders Manchester City won a 2-0 derby victory over Manchester United to establish an EFL Cup final clash with Tottenham, John Stones ended his long goal drought.
Since pushing his way back into form this season, Stones has been excellent at the heart of the City defense and he scored his first City goal on Wednesday at Old Trafford in 1,162 days.
Earlier, the in-form center-back had put the ball early on in his own net, but Marcus Rashford was offside, summarizing how his fortunes had changed.
United were unable to react early in the second half after Stones’ goal and Fernandinho doubled City’s lead with an outstanding finish seven minutes from time.
The side of Pep Guardiola were deserving winners, dumping their neighbors out at the same point they did 12 months ago as they tried for a fourth consecutive season to win the competition.