Carabao Cup Report: Manchester City v Burton Albion 09 January 2019

Carabao Cup Report: Manchester City v Burton Albion 09 January 2019

Carabao Cup Report: Manchester City v Burton Albion 09 January 2019

Burton Albion and Manchester City are like "chalk and cheese", Brewers chairman Ben Robinson has insisted ahead of Wednesday's EFL Cup semi-finals.

Mahrez made it nine inside the final 10 minutes, prodding home at the second attempt, but the huge scale of the defeat was not enough to prevent Burton's fans continuing to sing for their beleaguered players.

City, meanwhile, are in back on Monday night when they resume their Premier League venture against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Gunners managed to qualify to the fourth round after they convincingly beat Blackpool over the weekend where Elneny was given his regular start by Unai Emery in cup competitions.

It's not unthinkable that City could win an unprecedented quadruple this season and continue their domination of the English game, whilst Burton look to have a task on them to even make the League One playoffs.

"We scored quickly. The difference with Premier League teams is the rhythm, when you have high intensity".

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"When you arrive in the semi-final stage first you have to respect the opponents and try to know them because we don't know them".

City, for instance, held a 14-point advantage over Chelsea at the same stage previous year and are the first top-flight team to reach the 50-point mark after 21 games and not lead the table.

After a small hiccup that saw them lose two games in a row, Manchester City are back in their groove again. City did give Burton an indication of just how formidable they can be, though, with a 7-0 win against Rotherham in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo remain the only men on the sidelines for the Premier League champions. "Then after four days we have another final at home to Wolves".

So far in the 2018-19 term, the 28-year-old has featured 23 times in all competitions, scoring four goals and setting up seven more.

He added: "Of course we will play some of the second team and players who don't play regularly [in the return leg], but in this incredible schedule we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions".

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