Half-Time Report: Manchester City heading towards quarter-finals of the FA Cup

First-half goals from Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero put Manchester City in command of their FA Cup clash against Leeds United.

Manchester City have one foot in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-0 half-time lead over Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium.

The Premier League champions began this afternoon's tie brightly and broke the deadlock with just five minutes on the clock. David Silva and Carlos Tevez linked on the edge of the area to free Yaya Toure, who in turn rounded Jamie Ashdown before sending the ball into the net from close range.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opener against Leeds in the FA Cup 5th round on February 17, 2013© PA Photos

More City pressure followed and their advantage was doubled 10 minutes later courtesy of Sergio Aguero, who won a penalty when he was fouled by Tom Lees inside the area. The Argentine regained his feet to send the resultant kick into the roof of the net.

Roberto Mancini's side would have had a third with 31 minutes played, but Ashdown managed to tip Toure's looping header over the crossbar.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is congratulated by David Silva after scoring a penalty against Leeds in the FA Cup 5th round on February 17, 2013© PA Photos

In the closing stages of the half full-back Aleksandar Kolarov had an opportunity to make it 3-0, but he only succeeded in heading Javi Garcia's deep cross wide of the target.

City last won the tournament back in 2011 when they overcame Stoke City 1-0 in the final.

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