Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Manchester City hit nine past Burton to cruise towards League Cup final

Manchester City hit nine past Burton to cruise towards League Cup final

His side will face either Chelsea or Tottenham if they avoid what would be one of the biggest shocks in footballing history at the Pirelli Stadium, with Spurs leading the corresponding tie 1-0 going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge on January 24.

It is set to be the first ever professional meeting between the two sides.

Burton have since progressed to the third tier and are lying ninth in League One, but Clough believes stopping Pep Guardiola's City, particularly when they travel to the Etihad today, is an even tougher task.

However their manager thinks that 13 years on, the club's upcoming semi-final date with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City feels like a greater challenge.

"Do I wish we hadn't played?"

'A feeling of we can't wait for Gillingham on Saturday, ' said Clough when asked how he felt about the game.

"It is the best way to respect the competition and to respect the opponent, because if you forget to continue, you don't have respect for your opponent or the competition".

Arsenal will host Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup after the draw was held following Wolves' 2-1 win against Liverpool on Monday night that sees Jurgen Klopp's team exit the competition.

Burton did not seem to know what had hit them and this was evident when Marcus Harness was robbed of possession by a fired-up Jesus.

Clough admitted before the game it would take a "miracle" for Burton to blunt the Premier League champions' might over two legs. And we stopped them, that's a positive for us.

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

After also thrashing Rotherham 7-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday with a much-changed side, Guardiola was able to again hand a rest to a number of his key players but named a strong side with De Bruyne continuing his comeback from injury. "I like to be in the four competitions as far as possible".

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher responded to a dig from a City supporter by tweeting: "You can't fill your Stadium!"

All we'll say is that he looked mighty bashful while celebrating...

With a second-leg to come in two weeks, the Manchester side are basically already in the final and on course to defend their title. When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season I was sad.

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