Man City had advanced to the Carabao Cup finals n Wednesday, winning with an aggregate of 10-0 against Burton. They faced premier league side Burnley at home in the 4th round fo the FA cup. The Cityzens left Aguero on the bench as Jesus started along Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez. Burnley started both Ward and Vydra in hope to break Man City’s clean sheet record. Man City wanted to add to their fantastic domestic record this season while Burnley were looking for rare, rare silverware.
The Sky blue’s began like Champions. They pushed the Burnley mid-field back from minute 1 and created chances. De Bruyne was in red-hot form, he clipped a ball to Gundogan in a tight situation, however, Pope reacted quickly and saved the German’s shot. Danilo struck instinctively to top center as Mahrez’s shot was blocked, but Pope saves brilliantly. Jesus, finally broke the deadlock scoring, dribbling past Tarkowski and then fizzing a shot underneath Pope. City were 1-0 up as half-time came by.
Burnley really had a chance of getting a replay or even winning the tie as City were only a goal up with 45 still to play. Moments after half-time commenced, Vydra took the ball from Otamendi and all of a sudden was in a 1 on 1 situation with Ederson, however, the Burnley man shot wide, losing their golden opportunity. City responded with De Bruyne playing in Bernardo Silva who came in and with a wicked deflection off Brady scored. 2-0 up and Man City were continuing to pounce on Burnley’s front door. De Bruyne, the creator of the goals prior, scored one of his own, drilling a shot to the left corner after receiving the ball from captain David Silva. The Belgian further received the ball from Gundogan and played in a fizzing ball to which poor Long deflected in his own net. With City 4-0 up, the Burnley fans started exiting. However, the show hasn’t ended yet. Silva’s attempt to get a loose ball in the box was stopped by Long who hence conceded a penalty. Aguero fired his shot to the bottom right as City scored 5 and ended the match on a high.
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