Holders Manchester City will face local rivals Manchester United in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Leicester City will take on Aston Villa in the other last-four clash, with the ties to be played over two legs in the weeks commencing 6 and 27 January.
Manchester United and Leicester will be at home in their first legs.
Aston Villa, who reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2012-13, beat a youthful Liverpool 5-0 on Tuesday. City have won this competition for the past two seasons and Pep Guardiola showed his intent to keep hold of the trophy by naming a strong side.
Joao Cancelo´s first goal for the English champions opened the scoring midway through the first half, but City were momentarily stunned when Matty Taylor levelled a minute into the second half. Sterling quickly restored the visitors´ lead as he tapped home a wonderful cross from Angelino. But City men were put under intense pressure for a spell and needed Claudio Bravo to make a fine save from Tariqe Fosu´s shot.
Guardiola introduced Gabriel Jesus from the bench in a bid to kill the tie off and it was from the Brazilian´s cross that Sterling tapped home his second 20 minutes from time.
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