Against the third-League club, Burton Albion have won the team of team Manager Pep Guardiola with 9:0 (4:0). It was also the highest semi-final win in the history of the League Cup. After that, it had not looked like this at the beginning of the game necessarily, as the Citizens were in a scene, the luck is on your side.
9 – Manchester City’s 9-0 win against Burton Albion is the largest ever margin of victory in the semi-finals of the English cup competition. Answer. https://t.co/4Ij0UHu2HI
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It ran the 12. Minute of the game as Burton Albion’s Marcus Harness came after the presentation by Lucas Akins from eight meters of free-standing out of the shot, but clearly highly targeted. It was the largest opportunity for Burton and it should also remain the best.
On the side line looked team Manager Nigel Clough in disbelief, finally, it could also be his big night. His players had previously thrown, among other things, Aston Villa and Burnley FC from the competition and were a League team moved in first to third since four years to the semi-finals. At the time Sheffield United had managed with Clough on the side line.
at this time the Manchester City already, Kevin De Bruyne had an early (5.), however, the third-tier was allowed to dream of a Sensation. A half-hour fact, Manchester is hard, then the power the outsider – and the City turned on. Three goals in seven minutes ensured a comfortable interval lead: First Gabriel, Jesus met twice (30., 34.), then Oleksandr Zinchenko (37 was allowed.) cheer.
In the second half, Gabriel Jesus was again twice (57., 65.), the other goals were scored by Phil Foden (62.), Kyle Walker (70.) and Riyad Mahrez (84.). In the semi final, Manchester City is already in front of the semi-final return match on 22. To take January, only in theory.