‘Burton need a miracle to upset City in League Cup’

Gills players bundle Elliott List in celebration after his 81st minute winner

Afterwards, Pep Guardiola paid tribute to the League One side. He said: "I think this one [is more difficult] over two legs", Clough said.

"When Rooney and Ronaldo came on after 59 minutes here for Manchester United, it's a similar sort of prospect with the likes of the quality that Manchester City have".

Clough continued: "But away from home, it's a different thing".

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

City went on to smash five more past Burton in the second period and Zinchenko revealed what Guardiola's instructions were at half-time.

This led to a rather cheeky tweet from Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who couldn't resist taking a dig at the number of empty seats inside the Etihad Stadium.

Despite City's overwhelming dominance, it took until the 30th minute before they would score again.

City will face Burton in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, days after thrashing Rotherham 7-0 to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Check out each of Fraser and Wilson's combinations in the Premier League this season below. Without that competition, if we had just one competition to play in, I could play with the same 11 or same 12. To reach the League Cup semi-final, in some ways the job is done. "That's why we had several thousands supporters here celebrating the fact we'll probably never be here again".

Liverpool, City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are separated by 10 points, and are on course to break the record cumulative tally of 333 points set by the top four in each of the last two seasons.

The defending champions will be without the services of second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, while full-back Benjamin Mendy also remains sidelined.

"We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn't expect to score so many goals", Guardiola said.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are one of five duos to have combined four times - despite the Wales worldwide having limited game time since announcing he will leave the club on a free transfer this summer.

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