Aguero powers Manchester City to EFL Cup final after beating Burton Albion 1-0

Aguero powers Manchester City to EFL Cup final after beating Burton Albion 1-0

- Man City are through to the final of this year's EFL Cup after beating Burton Albion 1-0

- Sergio Aguero scored the only goal that separated the two sides after normal regulation period

- City progressed 10-0 on aggregate and await the winner of Chelsea vs Spurs second semifinal match in the final

Manchester City are one step away from successfully defending their EFL Cup title following their 1-0 victory over lower league side Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday night.

Sergio Aguero powered home a close range shot in the 26th minute to hand Pep Guardiola's men the win after connecting with a superb and timely pass from Riyad Mahrez on the right flank.

Meanwhile, all efforts by both sides to score for the rest of the meeting were unfruitful as their chances were either saved or off targets.

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It will be recalled that City thrashed Nigel Clough's men 9-0 in the reverse fixture of the encounter at the Etihad Stadium earlier this month. They however progressed to the on 10-0 on aggregate.

And they will be hoping to successfully defend the title they won last year as they gun for their sixth EFL Cup title chase.

The Citizens will battle the winner of the second semifinal clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the competition.

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Maurizio Sarri's men trail Spurs by a lone goal from the first leg of the meeting and will hope they can overturn the result to have a chance to contend for their sixth EFL Cup title.

Mauricio Pochettino's side on the other hand last won the title in 2008 when they won their fourth, and will also aim to win the silverware to end their title drought this season.

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City are the defending champions after beating Arsenal 3-0 in the final of the 2018 edition at Wembley Stadium and a win for them will take their EFL Cup title haul to six.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Man City demolished Burton Albion 9-0 in the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Four goals from Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus and one each from Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez saw the Citizens through an impressive win.

The second leg of the meeting will be a mere formality as Pep Guardiola are through to the final with the goal margin.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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