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Man City and Burton are chalk and cheese, says Brewers chairman

10 January 2019

Jesus contributed another two alongside additional goals from Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez, which included four in a 13-minute period around the hour mark to add further gloss to an already convincing score-line.

"He wasn't happy. He came in the dressing-room at half-time and said: 'Every goal you concede in the second-half, I'm fining you £100.' We conceded another one to lose 5-0 and it was taken out of our money".

They play Burton Albion, the League One side, at home in the first leg of their semi-final tie this evening.

It was also the first time in more than 31 years that City had scored nine goals in a single match - they beat Huddersfield Town 10-1 in a second-tier league encounter in November 1987, and it matched Guardiola's biggest win as a manager - equalling Barcelona's 9-0 thrashing of L'Hospitalet in the Copa del Rey in December 2011.

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Holders Chelsea were given a home game against one of two lower-league teams, Sheffield Wednesday or Luton.

"The only way is to take it seriously".

Having seen City sweep aside much of the Premier League before hammering Rotherham 7-0 in the FA Cup, Robinson is apprehensive but is looking forward to the tie with the rest of Burton.

"It's the best way to respect the competition and respect the opponents", Guardiola said. "The best way is do what we have to do".

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Spurs - who host Chelsea FC in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday night - have finished in the top four in the last three Premier League seasons but Mauricio Pochettino's side have never managed to launch a sustained title challenge.

'A feeling of we can't wait for Gillingham on Saturday, ' said Clough when asked how he felt about the game.

'We played very well and with respect, that's important. And we stopped them, that's a positive for us.

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

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"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". The Reds reached the final but lost to Arsenal.

Man City and Burton are chalk and cheese, says Brewers chairman