Man City win maintains Guardiola's cup record stretching back to 2009

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Having seen off Middlesbrough to book a day out at Wembley in the FA Cup, the Catalan coach has ensured that a run of semi-final visits remains intact

Pep Guardiola saw Manchester City book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup with victory at Middlesbrough, helping him to maintain an impressive personal record.

Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero enabled City to overcome Premier League rivals at the Riverside Stadium.

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They are now looking forward to a day out at Wembley in the last four, while chasing down a first success in the FA Cup since 2011.

Guardiola will be determined to get his hands on silverware in his first season in England, with success having followed him wherever he has been.

He has specialised in title triumphs, but his record in knockout competitions is also among the best in the business.

Guardiola first took the reins at Barcelona in 2008-09, leading them to Copa del Rey success in his debut campaign and again in 2011-12.

He also tasted domestic cup glory at Bayern Munich, with the DFB-Pokal secured in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

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Guardiola also lifted the Champions League on two occasions while at Camp Nou, in 2008-09 and 2010-11, while keeping Bayern in contention in Europe during his time in Germany.

City acquired his services hoping to replicate the triumphs of his past, and they are now within sight of a major final appearance.

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