VIDEO: Sterling assists from behind the line but Everton fans go into Martinez meltdown anyway 6 years ago

VIDEO: Sterling assists from behind the line but Everton fans go into Martinez meltdown anyway

Was it out?

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Of course it was.

Everton blew a 3-1 aggregate lead in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg and they did so in controversial circumstances.

The Toffees went to Manchester City 2-1 to the good and, when Ross Barkley struck in the first half, they were on their way to Wembley for a Merseyside derby showpiece.

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It wasn't to be.

Fernandinho made it 1-1 on the night but, as Everton threatened to do the most un-Roberto Martinez thing ever and hang on, Man City rode their luck and were gifted a second goal when it should've been ruled out.

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It wasn't.

De Bruyne rattled it in and Sergio Aguero scored a third and Man City set up a final clash with Liverpool on February 28.

The analysis all got very, very technical.

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If that wasn't enough proof.

But that bit of bad fortune couldn't spare Roberto Martinez.

Bad move...