Clough: 'Pep's City tougher than Fergie's Utd'

Gills players bundle Elliott List in celebration after his 81st minute winner

Gills players bundle Elliott List in celebration after his 81st minute winner

Gabriel Jesus scored four, with Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also scoring against Nigel Clough's beleaguered League One side. While he remembers Maine Road and a training ground in Moss Side which was open to the public, Clough admitted he has never set foot in the Etihad Stadium while the ground at City's training complex has a higher capacity than Burton's own Pirelli Stadium. "We are going to play the next game like a final". After the second and third goal, it was easier, we were faster and quicker.

"We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn't expect this".

Manchester City host Burton in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. 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.

"They have the best youngsters in the country at the moment, so whichever team they play has quality".

City were not finished and Mahrez poked home a Bernardo Silva cross seven minutes from time, but they fell just short of double figures.

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They claimed he gave the Argentine striker much space and time to hit the ball which went straight into Alisson's net. As the newspaper pointed out, United players would end up going back to their rooms under former boss José Mourinho .

"Big congratulations to Burton for what they have done, they have beaten teams from Premier League and Championship and deserved to be here", he said. Manchester City take on Burnley and Crystal Palace entertain Tottenham in another all-Premier League tie, while AFC Wimbledon, who have reached the fourth round for first time in the new club's history, will take on West Ham. "Manchester City might score more goals than than [sic] there are spectators tonight", the former England striker tweeted.

There was a freshness in their win over Rotherham that has been missing in recent weeks, though, and they will want to put this tie to bed with so much football ahead of them. "You can not be 'oh, it's Burton" and we did not - that is why I'm pleased.

"We're talking about United, Arsenal, and Chelsea bridging the gap between themselves and the top three - we're halfway down League One so we've got no chance".

"I said to the players, respecting the opponent is to be who we are".

"I take the cups seriously. That's what we have done and that's why we are pleased".

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