Pep Guardiola told Manchester City stars not to let up against Burton

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Gabriel Jesus netted four times, while Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez grabbed one goal each as well.

"We didn't expect anything less with the gulf between the two teams, we thought it could have been more", he said.

They can inflict further pain on Nigel Clough's side in the second leg at the Pirelli Stadium, on January 23.

Barring a ricket of biblical proportions, it looks Man City will be playing in the Carabao Cup final next month as the Premier League champions are in the process of drubbing Burton Albion.

That was also why Guardiola was quick to run on to the pitch to speak to the Burton players at the full-time whistle.

Despite the 9-0 scoreline, City's fans were keen for more goals as chants of "we want 10" rang around the ground before the final whistle.

"The result was good and of course we are already in the final but we have to play the second leg", said Guardiola.

"We've not gone into any detail with them because that will frighten the life out of them", admitted Clough.

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"I watched them play Liverpool and they were pretty frightening at times", he said.

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. "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".

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City have the strength and quality needed to keep pushing Liverpool in the Premier League even as they continue to fight on four fronts.

"Do I wish we hadn't played?"

Ahead of the first leg of the tie on Wednesday night, Clough spoke to the media, and made comparisons between the respective draws against the Manchester clubs. "To score is best way to respect competition and the opponents".

Jesus continued his troubling act on the hapless visitors by completing his hat-trick with a ideal header from close range on 57 minutes.

"They got a massive squad of players that cost a fortune and earning a fortune, that's what you get in the Premier League so it's chalk and cheese".

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