Irresistible Man City hit nine goals in Burton thrashing

Irresistible Man City hit nine goals in Burton thrashing

Provisional squad: Muric, Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Delph, Gundogan, Foden, Fernandinho, Mahrez, D Silva, B Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus, Garcia, Sandler, F Nmecha.

"We do what we have to do to become a great, great club", warned Guardiola.

"We spoke at half-time about playing simple".

"Do I wish we hadn't played?"

"Manchester City are the current Premier League champions, it is over two legs so we will go there on Wednesday and we will enjoy the occasion but I think it is about damage limitation after seeing the demolition of Rotherham in the FA Cup on Sunday".

After the game, Burton boss Nigel Clough said he planned to have a glass of wine with City manager Pep Guardiola.

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Kyle McFadzean and Marvin Sordell are unlikely to be involved for the visitors on Wednesday night, while Stephen Quinn is also a major doubt after being taken off injured against Rochdale in the Brewers' last game. "To score is best way to respect competition and the opponents". "Of course, we have to play the second game [and] we will take it seriously".

His side showed no mercy with a ruthless, relentless display in the Carabao Cup semifinal first leg as they secured a place at Wembley to face Tottenham or Chelsea in the final, barring an incredible turnaround.

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (Premier League, March 1995): Andy Cole scored five goals as Sir Alex Ferguson's team recorded their biggest Premier League win but the title went to Blackburn Rovers.

City's control of proceedings was never under threat, though, and in the space of seven minutes the hosts were four goals ahead as Jesus and Zinchenko struck.

"But the difference with Premier League teams is the quality of the players and the rhythm. You can not be 'oh, it's Burton" and we did not - that is why I'm pleased. Not at all, we have made history in getting this far. They beat mythical teams - like Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

After setting up Walker for City's eighth, Mahrez completed Burton's misery with a goal of his own, the Algeria worldwide poking the ball past Collins to round out a one-sided semi-final encounter.

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