Bristol City made amends for last year's embarrassment by strolling to victory at Cambridge to reach the LDV Vans Trophy final at the Millennium Stadium.
There was no sign of complacency despite a two-goal first leg lead in a Robins side who went down to a shock defeat in front of their own fans this time last year.
The first goal was always going to decide the course of the evening and when it went to City after only 11 minutes the outcome was predictable.
Louis Carey caught Cambridge winger Shane Tudor dwelling on the ball ten yards outside his penalty area, stripped it away from him and hammered a 30-yard shot inside the far post.
There was only one moment when Cambridge might have made a match of it but when Omer Riza hit a 20-yard drive in the 18th minute, goalkeeper Steve Phillips deflected it for a corner with an acrobatic save.
Winger Scott Murray's 20th goal of the season just before the break turned the second half into something resembling a pre-season friendly.
Cambridge were out-classed and City could have had three more goals before Christian Roberts got their third ten minutes from time.
Murray hit the post and Roberts missed from close range before getting a more impressive goal when he ran 40 yards and took the ball around the keeper.