Manchester City showed Burton Albion 'respect' in 9-0 win - Pep Guardiola

Arnold Nichols
January 10, 2019

Oldham managed a staggering away win over Premier League strugglers Fulham whilst Cardiff were also booted out of the cup by League One side Gillingham. It's an honour for me personally to play against a Clough.

'We're talking about United, Arsenal and Chelsea bridging the gap. we've got no chance.

City's 11th EFL Cup semi-final could not have started any better with Guardiola's side already planning for next month's showpiece, which would be their seventh appearance in the showpiece.

Zinchenko scored the fourth goal of City's largest victory since 1987, but he denied suggestions he was not trying to find the net. We didn't expect to score as many but it's great.

"I take the cups seriously". I wanted to congratulate them for an incredible tournament.


Before the break it was 4-0, a third goal in seven minutes sparking songs about Wembley in the home stands as Zinchenko's mis-hit cross flew in.

We kept going right to the end, they were shouting: "We want 10". They beat mythical teams.

"We scored quickly. The difference with Premier League teams is the rhythm, when you have high intensity". It goes without saying that City are overwhelming favourites to make the final once again but you can forgive the visitors and their supporters if they dare to dream.

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.

Elneny and co will take on the Red Devils after their renaissance following the much called-for sacking of Jose Mourinho with club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer given the job on a temporary basis. Kyle Walker waltzed in for number eight after sublime play from Mahrez, who has assisted three of the last four City goals.

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