January 2019
City 9 Burton Albion 0
January 9th 2019 att.32,089

Carabao Cup Semi-final leg 1
Well we did not quite achieve the ten goals I was hoping for but City can now book their place at Wembley in late February against either Spurs or Chelsea. City had put out a strong side and achieved their reward with a good display. Jesus scored four and the others were notched by De Bruyne, Zinchenko, Foden, Walker and Mahrez. Keeper Muric had little to do and Garcia did well in defence. Zinchenko scored a good goal from distance - or was it a cross!! De Bruyne and Silva were able to get in some good time after their absence through injury and Walker enjoyed scoring. With the return game a formality I wonder whether Pep will put some youngsters in the team.
City put out a strong side with both De Bruyne and David Silva starting. Garcia on his 18th birthday made his 2nd appearance in the cup but Foden was on the bench
Prior to the kick-off the visitors had an unusual exercise!
Gundogan heads clear
City took an early lead when De Bruyne headed a Silva cross past the keeper.
He does not score many goals with his head!
It was a good start and vital to get that early goal
City piled on the pressure
The visitors had a great chance but an unmarked Myers-Harness shot well over the bar
A major incident on the M6 caused delays for many Burton fans
Nice to see Nigel Clough who played for City back in 1996-97
City score again but the flag is up for offside
An effort by Jesus goes just wide
Their keeper is kept very busy
After Sane's attempt was saved the ball went to Jesus who notched number two
The South Stand have more to cheer about
A few minutes later and it's three nil - Jesus getting his second
More celebrations by the City players and fans
Oh dear was Silva offside when he passed the ball - it's VAR time - no he was not it's a goal!
A minute later Zinchenko puts in cross or was it a shot from well outside the penalty area and ......
....it goes over the keeper into the net for his first goal for City
I think he enjoyed that one!
Good heavens Muric has to make a save!
Mahrez has a shot saved just before half time
Early in the second half a shot by Fraser goes just over the bar
On 52 minutes Mahrez attacks down the right wing.....
...and eventually the ball is headed home by Jesus to make it five nil
The North Stand can enjoy themselves now
58 minutes and on comes Foden for De Bruyne
A shot by Jesus is saved by the keeper
...but the ball goes to Foden......
...who shoots into the net and thanks Jesus for the assist!
Three minutes later and it was 7 nil - Jesus scoring yet again
More celebrations and could we beat the Huddesfield win of November 1987 10-1
A few minutes later Silva passes to Mahrez who crosses and Walker -yes Walker cracks the ball past the keeper for number 8
I think he enjoyed that one -his second of the season
Yes he definitely enjoyed it!
A shot from Silva is deflected for a corner
A Foden shot is saved
On 83 minutes Mahrez makes it 9 nil
It's celebration time yet again. Can we make it ten!
A header by Otamendi is saved
Alas we could not make it ten - Ah there is always the second leg!
Muric 6.5: Walker 7.5 (Danilo) Garcia 7, Otamendi 7, Zinchenko 7: Gundogan 7.5, De Bruyne 7.5 ( Foden 7) , Silva 7.5, Mahrez 7, Jesus 8, Sane 7.5 (Benardo)
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