Guardiola equals his largest winning margin as City rout Burton

Elena Summers
January 10, 2019

City, meanwhile, are still in the hunt for four competitions.

But Milner still has a gargantuan way to go if he's to ever topple Man Utd record-holder Ryan Giggs, who has more than double his tally on an eye-popping 162 assists in the Premier League era.

Arijanet Muric has been the preferred choice in goal in the Carabao Cup for the Citizens and is likely to get the nod against the Brewers.

It is the first time in his professional career that the 21-year-old has netted four times in a single game and he hopes it leads to more regular appearances in the starting XI. The visitors do not have those same luxuries and will again give a major opportunity to the players who have gotten them this far - and they must be relishing the prospect of coming up against some of the best players in the world.

"De Bruyne nods in from close range". When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season I was sad.

It was also the first time City had scored at least eight goals in a single match since November 1987, when they beat Huddersfield Town 10-1 in a league game. "He had chances last game and today he scored". Spearheading the attack for the Brewers will be striker Liam Boyce, who came off the bench to score at the weekend.

Clough was in his first spell in charge when Burton, then in English football's fifth tier, held a Manchester United side boasting Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney 0-0 in the FA Cup in 2006.

"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.

And Guardiola told VG: "He's a young manager". On that occasion they were ran all the way by Bristol City and Guardiola will be well aware that despite being huge favourites to win through to the final, they will be facing a team full of spirit and motivation. Impressive wins against Southampton and Liverpool were capped with an absolute mauling of Rotherham in the FA Cup this past weekend.

Burton welcome City to their home ground for the second leg at the end of the month, and their manager Nigel Clough admitted he wanted his players to forget about the result.

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