Pep Guardiola has striker Sergio Aguero to thank for leading his team to victory in an FA Cup Fifth Round replay against Huddersfield Town.
City won 5 - 1 but found themselves one goal down Harry Burn scored withing seven minutes as the Championship side's high pressing worked a trick.
Guardiola side would be unlucky as two hand ball in succession in the box by Stankovic went unpunished when a penalty would have sufficed.
City would however equalize through Leroy Sane who tapped in Sterling's cross from the right.
The Premier League side eventually got their lead. Stankovic shown a yellow card for a push on Otamendi in the box. Aguero duly sent the goalie the wrong way.
From them on the goals kept flying in; Zabaleta also tapping into the net from a cross by Aguero who has seen his initial effort blocked by the goalkeeper.
Sergio Aguero scores a lovely goal from Raheem Sterling's low cross to put Manchester City 4 - 1 up before late substitute Kelechi Iheanacho warmed up for the Super Eagles march friendlies with a late goal.
The Citizens face Middlesbrough in the quarter-final of the competition they won back in 2012.