Richards looking for Rooney overhead revenge

Micah Richards

Micah Richards

England international Micah Richards is looking for revenge over his fellow countryman Wayne Rooney after scoring the goal that booked their place in the FA Cup semi final.

Manchester City will now face Manchester United for a place in the FA Cup final in a Wembley showdown next month.

City have seen rivals United enjoy an advantage over them of late, with United beating City in last year’s Carling Cup final and Rooney’s overhead kick securing a late United winner when the two teams played in the Premier League last month.

City full back Richards was happy to admit his team weren’t at their best as they scraped past Reading 1-0 at Eastlands yesterday, but is now looking forward to the derby at Wembley.

“We’re looking to gain revenge for Wayne Rooney’s overhead kick,” said Richards.

“It’s going to be a great game and we’ll all be looking forward to it.

“We didn’t play well and we struggled to break them down.

“But we showed great resilience to get through and that’s all that matters.”

Richards played in the Reading match despite a huge bust up with boss Roberto Mancini following his side’s 2-0 defeat to Dinamo Kiev in the Ukraine on Thursday.

He added, “Certain things were said after the game and tempers were raised.

“But we had just lost 2-0, so nobody was going to be happy. The main thing was we put it right today.”

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