Carabao Cup Report: Manchester City v Burton Albion 09 January 2019

Marcus Newton
January 10, 2019

Gabriel Jesus netted four times, while Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez grabbed one goal each as well.

Zinchenko's strike was his first for City, though whether or not he actually meant it is a matter of debate - the 22-year-old Ukrainian flooping a lofty cross-cum-shot Burton 'keeper Bradley Collins from the edge of the area.

Holders Manchester City will face off against lower league side Burton Albion in the semifinal of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. Then we looked down and we saw Chelsea, wow!

"But the difference with Premier League teams is the quality of the players and the rhythm". I said to the players, respecting the opponent is to be who we are. There was a freshness in their win over Rotherham that has been missing in recent weeks, though, and they will want to put this tie to bed with so much football ahead of them.

Mahrez made it nine inside the final 10 minutes, prodding home at the second attempt, but the huge scale of the defeat was not enough to prevent Burton's fans continuing to sing for their beleaguered players.

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"We do what we have to do to become a great, great club", said the Spaniard.

The task is massive for Burton, but you just never know. They are now enjoying a four game unbeaten run in all competitions, while only Chelsea have won at the Amex since mid-September.

Pep Guardiola's side took total control before half-time, going in at the break 4-0 in front, and added another five in the second half with Burton helpless to stem the attacking tide.

"But we still have an outside chance of achieving a miracle, and that's what we'll try for".

"I wanted to congratulate them for an incredible tournament", he said. Burton may have already dispatched Premier League opposition in the competition this year, knocking out Burnley, and have a proud record in cup competitions that includes a goalless draw against Manchester United when the Brewers were still a non-league team. "My experience from previous clubs, when you have chance to reach a final you take it". "That's what we have done and that's why we are pleased".

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