Manchester City will carry a virtually unassailable lead into the second leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal after beating Burton Albion 9-0 in Wednesday's first leg at the Etihad.
There were three divisions and several hundred million pounds in market value separating the two sides at kick-off and the question of "professional etiquette" was raised after the game, in which Gabriel Jesus helped himself to four goals.
1986 - Burton Albion's 9-0 defeat is the heaviest League Cup defeat by any side since Liverpool beat Fulham 10-0 back in September 1986, and is the largest ever margin of defeat in the semi-final of the competition. Gap. #CarabaoCup— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 9 January 2019
Indeed, critics were left to query whether City really had to continue piling the...
MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola said Manchester City showed Burton Albion "respect" by continuing to attack on their way to a devastating 9-0 victory.
His side showed no mercy with a ruthless, relentless display in the Carabao Cup semifinal first leg as they secured a place at Wembley to face Tottenham or Chelsea in the final, barring an incredible turnaround.
"We spoke about that at half-time -- to play simple, let them run and try to score more goals," Guardiola told a news conference. "It's...