Tiny Burton try for miracle against mighty City

Tiny Burton try for miracle against mighty City

Gabriel Jesus struck four goals, while Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez were the others to score.

"At half-time Pep said keep going in the same way, the same spirit and if we can score more".

It was the biggest-ever margin of victory in an English cup semi-final and City's biggest win since 1987.

Spurs - who host Chelsea FC in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday night - have finished in the top four in the last three Premier League seasons but Mauricio Pochettino's side have never managed to launch a sustained title challenge.

That was also why Guardiola was quick to run on to the pitch to speak to the Burton players at the full-time whistle. "To be fair we scored a lot of goals, we wanted more, and our fans did too". And we stopped them, that's a positive for us. The Burton boss has said that the two-legged nature of the tie makes the meeting all the more daunting for his side, but he is keen to stress that they are looking to just enjoy it.

Asked was he daring to dream, he admitted to Sky Sports: "In reality, no, because we would struggle to beat their third team", he added.

City dominated their League One opponents from start to finish on Wednesday and their place in next month's final appears a mere formality ahead of the second leg.

Liverpool 10-0 Fulham (League Cup, September 1986): Kenny Dalglish's team went one better than Pep Guardiola's in the League Cup second round with Steve McMahon scoring four times.

"You know better than me what Clough means - all he won - and the respect for the way he played, his charisma".

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.

"We want to become a top club and you can not deny any game, we can not drop any competition".

Jesus continued his troubling act on the hapless visitors by completing his hat-trick with a ideal header from close range on 57 minutes. Non-League Barnet hit the headlines for their incredible 1-0 win away at Sheffield United which saw them reach the fourth round for the first time in over a decade.

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