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Man City beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday to advance to the FA Cup final. City seemed like they would stroll to an easy victory after they went up 2-0 just after halftime, but Chelsea, FA Cup winners in four of the last six years, pushed back and only lost 2-1 with City getting a bit of help from referee Chris Foy. An example: in the 81st minute, Kun Aguero, who scored City's second goal, got away with a comical and blatant two-footed lung into David Luiz's rear end like Super Mario jumping into a warp pipe.
Fernando Torres, who was frustrated by Foy not giving him a penalty when Vincent Kompany tried to remove his shirt in the box, summed up Chelsea's feelings for the official by making a glasses gesture over his protective mask.
City will now face Wigan in the final as they look for their second FA Cup in three years.
UPDATE: David Luiz thinks it would be nice if Aguero apologizes for the tackle. From the Guardian:
David Luiz said: "Many people say to me about this tackle. I didn't see it because it was in the back of me. I cannot speak about that. I felt it a little bit. Agüero is a great player and I think he needs to be honest with himself and say: 'I don't like to do bad tackles, I don't like to do that.'
"I forgive everyone in my life. People are happy when Agüero is scoring goals, doing things in the game. Many people have said to me: 'Sorry this is not me and not good for the football.' Many kids see the game, watch the game and want to see good things and not bad things."
Asked whether, in Agüero's shoes, he would apologise, the Brazilian said: "Of course, I would apologise to everyone. I want just to show people good things – football is beautiful when you play games like that. Both teams tried to win, both created opportunities and tried good things. Sometimes in the games people have five seconds, be angry and do things you don't like to do. I think that. I never saw Agüero do bad tackles on other players. I think it was five-second angry and I forgive him."
I think "five-second angry" is my new favorite phrase/football concept.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
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