Manchester City vs. Burton Albion - Football Match Report

Manchester City vs. Burton Albion - Football Match Report

Manchester City vs. Burton Albion - Football Match Report

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.

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

Looking Ahead It would take somewhat of a miracle for City to not progress and we can assume that they are guaranteed another League Cup final under Pep Guardiola.

"It's not easy to play this kind of game".

21-year-old Bradley Collins should once get the nod between the sticks for the visitors. He is likely to be partnered by Jamie Allen and Scott Fraser, both of whom were in the starting line-up at the weekend against Rochdale. Spearheading the attack for the Brewers will be striker Liam Boyce, who came off the bench to score at the weekend.

Sports data company Gracenote have recalculated seasons before the English top flight moved from two to three points for a win in 1981 and say the data reveals that the current top four is the most dominant ever.

Soon, Jesus' sliding attempt resulted in the completion of his brace that crept in off the inside post before hitting the back of the net, with the Video Assistant Referee (VAAR) confirming the goal after uncertainty on 34 minutes.

Burton's Clough believes stopping Guardiola's City, particularly when they travel to the Etihad on Wednesday, is a tough task.

"We didn't expect anything less given the gulf in class between the teams, we actually feared it could be more", said Clough, a two-time League Cup victor as a player under his father Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest.

There's been two City's at times this season.

The German global was at the heart of Manchester City's thumping win over Rotherham United this past weekend, as he controlled the game with his incisive distribution and vision. Will anybody back anything other than a comfortable City win?

The second leg, merely a formality, takes place at the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday, 23 January, with the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 24 February.

Despite the 9-0 scoreline, City's fans were keen for more goals as chants of "we want 10" rang around the ground before the final whistle.

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