Manchester City secures place in Carabao Cup final
The first Carabao Cup semi-final tie between Manchester City and Burton Albion settled the tie for Man City. The Citizens played the first match of this tie at home and won with 9-0, which is of course more than enough for the second tie.
The Citizens played a very strong team filled with regular first teamers with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Leroy Sane, David Silva and Gabriel Jesus. They were supported by a talented youngster Eric Garcia. It was Belgium superstar Kevin de Bruyne who opened the score within 5 minutes after the start of the match. This looked to be the start of a goal festival, but in the 25 minutes after the opener the 1-0 score remained intact. Gabriel Jesus scored the 2-0 in the 30th minute and the 3-0 four minutes later. Oleksandr Zinchenko
Scored the 4-0 a few minutes before half time.
Everybody expected Man City to take it easy in the second half, since 4-0 was more than enough to kill the tie. Pep Guardiola however told his team they should keep pushing towards more goals. After the match he said: “It’s a sign of disrespect when we decide to take it easy. I respect every opponent and every cup we play, therefore I told my players to show the respect by keep pushing for more goals.” His half-time speech sorted the desired effect. Gabriel Jesus(2x), Phil Foden, Kule Walker and Riyad Mahrez lifted the score to 9-0.
EFL Cup final
Manchester City will get the chance to defend their title at Wembley. They will play the EFL Cup final on the 24th of February. The only question is which team they will face in the final. Spurs won their semi-final against Chelsea with 1-0, so there will be everything to play for in their second semi-final. Fans can book their EFL Cup final tickets securely online through our booking system.