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There were no complaints from Burton boss Nigel Clough, who could do little more than hold up his hands following Manchester City's 9-0 victory, which renders the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final all but meaningless.

The Reds' 2-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux in the FA Cup was the second time they've exited a cup competition at the first time of asking, following the EFL Cup defeat to Chelsea at Anfield in September.

"One-against-one absolutely we are better with Vincent. You can not be 'oh, it's Burton" and we did not - that is why I'm pleased.

"We are not a team that have a lot of titles in our museum so every chance to make a final you have to take". I said to the players, respecting the opponent is to be who we are.

We might (at time of writing) only be 45 minutes into a two-legged tie, but City have already amassed a dominant 4-0 lead with goals from Kevin De Bruyne ('5), Gabriel Jesus ('30 and '34) and Oleksandr Zinchenko ('37) proving the distance thus far. But that's why we love football and particularly cup football so much because it throws up these clashes. "You have to take it in the first leg". We have a bit of a break now that week to prepare for other competitions.' Clough was pragmatic, revealing he thought the scoreline could have been worse for Burton.

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"Strikers need to score goals, he has had chances in the last few games and today he has scored", Guardiola said.

Visiting midfielder Jamie Allen fired high over with Nigel Clough's side continuing a positive approach, but they nearly found themselves two down when Silva's low cross was scrambled away. "It's not nice when the goals are going in and you can do nothing to stop it".

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