Irresistible Man City hit nine goals in Burton thrashing

Sherman Parsons
January 10, 2019

But Clough said the top clubs in the country have moved on leaps and bounds since then and the comparisons - particularly going into a two-legged tie - are irrelevant.

'We are in the final, ' Guardiola said.

City fell just short of matching the record victory in the league cup by missing out on the tenth goal and Jesus admitted it was a special moment in his career.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is delighted to be "in the final" of Carabao Cup.

"We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn't expect this". But since I arrived, the first season in the Carabao Cup we played against United and played with a lot of young players, the same the second season, the same the third season, that's what has happened. "When they are on their own patch, as you saw against Liverpool (City won 2-1), they're as good and as confident as anything".

Chelsea play Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday in the first leg of their semi-final, live on Sky Sports Football, with the return leg scheduled for January 24.

"We made good runs in behind and we took it seriously". And we stopped them, that's a positive for us.

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As Clough paid tribute to City's attacking quintet of Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sané, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, Guardiola referenced Clough's late father, Brian, who is considered one of the greatest domestic managers.

'I don't think we could've done too much more with the quality that is out there.

The Gunners managed to qualify to the fourth round after they convincingly beat Blackpool over the weekend where Elneny was given his regular start by Unai Emery in cup competitions.

"We want to become a top club and you can not deny any game, we can not drop any competition".

"Big congratulations to Burton for what they have done, they have beaten teams from Premier League and Championship and deserved to be here", he said. "You have to take it in the first leg".

Jesus continued his troubling act on the hapless visitors by completing his hat-trick with a flawless header from close range on 57 minutes.

City were not finished and Mahrez poked home a Bernardo Silva cross seven minutes from time, but they fell just short of double figures.

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