Goals from Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero gave City a 2-0 lead before Demba Ba struck to set up an exciting finish but Roberto Mancini’s charges held on to set up a meeting with Wigan, who got the better of Millwall on Saturday.
The Latics are 10/3 at Ladbrokes to take the silverware back to the DW Stadium while they’re 7/1 to clinch victory in the final in normal time, with the 2011 winners a 2/5 chance.
Man City’s win also cost Ladbrokes a quarter of a million pounds after they refunded 100,000 pre-match wagers as part of a money back promotion.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes told Betescue: “Chelsea turned up too little too late and we’ve paid the price to the tune of £250,000. This was the most exciting offer of the season and punters have taken full advantage.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Man City 2/5
To lift the cup
Man City 1/5