Middlesbrough vs Manchester City player ratings: Leroy Sane stands out in comfortable win

Sergio Aguero’s sixth goal in five matches eased Manchester City into the FA Cup semi-finals as Middlesbrough’s game resistance was finally broken.

Trailing after just three minutes to David Silva’s opener, relegation-threatened Boro rallied and survived a second-half onslaught until Aguero’s 24th strike of the season with 23 minutes remaining eventually extinguished any hope of a fightback.

It was no more than City deserved and they can now turn their attention to Wednesday night’s Champions League trip to Monaco with manager Pep Guardiola knowing they may have to be a little more clinical than they were at the Riverside Stadium.

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