City thrash Burton 9-0 in 1st leg of EFL Cup semifinal at Etihad

City thrash Burton 9-0 in 1st leg of EFL Cup semifinal at Etihad

- Manchester City closed in on a fourth EFL Cup final in six seasons with a 9-0 win bashing of Burton Albion

- Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal of the match with a powerful header

- Gabriel Jesus netted double brace alongside other goals from Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez to see off the League One campaigners

Gabriel Jesus scored four times as Manchester City destroyed third-tier Burton Albion 9-0 on Wednesday, January 9, in the first leg of the EFL Cup semifinal clash.

The encounter at the Etihad saw Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne open scores with a header for the Pep Guardiola tutored-side in the 5th minute of the game.

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Jesus netted City’s second and third goals in the 30th and 34th minute to see the Citizens take a 3-0 lead.

And in the 37th minute Olexandr Zinchenko scored Man City’s fourth of the night to ensure the home-side go into the break with a 4-0 advantage.

On resumption of the second stanza, City continued from where they left off in the first stanza with Jesus completing his hat-trick in the 57th minute.

Engand youngster Philip Foden made in 6-0 on the 65th minute as City totally dominated the proceedings.

But Jesus was still on hand to score his fourth of the game and City 7th goal on the night.

With 20 minutes of play left on the watch, Kyle Walker scored City’s 8th goal of the game, with before putting Riyad Mahrez putting the icing on the cake in the 83rd minute.

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A performance that saw Man City claim a 9 – 0 win over Burton Albion ahead of the return leg of the EFL semifinal clash at the Pirelli Stadium in a fortnight.

Earlier, reported that Raheem Sterling netted the opening goal as Manchester City thrashed Rotterdam United 7-0 in their third round clash at Etihad on Sunday, January 6.

The encounter which saw the Pep Guardiola tutored-side continue from where they left off in Thursday night's Premier League clash against Liverpool.


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