Manchester City showed Burton Albion 'respect' in 9-0 win - Pep Guardiola

Manchester City showed Burton Albion 'respect' in 9-0 win - Pep Guardiola

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

Nigel Clough was proud of Burton's performance against the Premier League champions and urged his players not to get too disheartened and instead focus on their incredible run to the last four.

"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".

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.

"I take the cups seriously". The Brazilian was a nuisance for the Burton defence and got himself into great areas for a couple of close range tap ins.

"It's the first time I've played in a win like this.To be fair we scored a lot of goals, we wanted more, and our fans did too".

It is not clear what the pan of the club is at the moment but there are insulations that the Gunners' boss has these players in his plan for future poses and will want to work with them from now. On Tuesday they go to Brazil, but that is life.

It's probably safe to assume that City will be marching on to Wembley at full-time of that game.

Burton are now ninth in League One and as Sky Sports detailed before the match, the gulf between the two teams was astronomical.

'I've had wonderful days beside them. It doesn't matter what happened last season, you have to take it. I said to the players, respecting the opponent is to be who we are.

Similar to last season, City required penalties to see of Leicester at the quarter final stage and they face Football League opposition in the last four, just as they done 12 months ago. Not at all, we have made history in getting this far.

"It is not very pleasant when you are losing by that scoreline but it was nothing more than we expected". And we stopped them, that's a positive for us. Although young Eric Garcia did not put a foot wrong, he was rarely involved in the action and you could be excused if you forgot the youngster was on the park.

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