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

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

The Premier League champions have now put 16 goals past lower-league opposition in the past four days, Pep Guardiola's men having thrashed Rotherham United 7-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday.

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.

Gabriel Jesus scored four, with Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also on the score sheet for a rampant City. 'And if we can, we have to score more'.

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"If everyone is fit and not injured we can cope with it", Guardiola said.

And though his side could face as many as 65 fixtures if they went all the way in the cups, Guardiola said he would rather be fighting on multiple fronts as he believes momentum can apply across all competitions. 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. A victory to fellow League One outfit Shrewsbury was their first step before three consecutive home wins against teams in the Championship or Premier League.

By the 37th minute, a City side that was nowhere near at full strength - half the team were back-up players - was 4-0 up and the home fans were singing about going to Wembley Stadium. "They don't just beat you, they annihilate you". We're not a team who has a lot of titles in our museum so you have to take these chances to get to the final. We'll celebrate, it's not about tonight: it's about Burton Albion getting to the semi-final. "My experience from previous clubs, when you have chance to reach a final you take it". We'll probably never be here again and that is how big this achievement is. It's good for us because we can play the second team and players who don't play regularly.