Burton Albion v Manchester City: Carabao Cup semi-final second leg – live!

23 January 2019 18:48
Live updates from the Pirelli Stadium, kick-off 7.45pm (GMT)Burton rallies around Clough’s men as City arrive with 9-0 head startFeel free to email Scott your thoughts 6.48pm GMT Burton Albion: Collins, McFadzean, Turner, Akins, Templeton, McCrory, Harness, Miller, Wallace, Quinn, Boyce.Subs: Bywater, Brayford, Buxton, Sbarra, Fox, Hutchinson, Daniel.Manchester City: Muric, Zinchenko, Sandler, Garcia, Danilo, Delph, Foden, De Bruyne, Poveda, Mahrez, Aguero.Subs: Grimshaw, Stones, Mendy, Jesus, F Nmecha, Bolton, Richards. 2.17pm GMT Burton Albion weren’t the first team to be thrashed senseless in the semi-finals of the League Cup by Manchester City; chances are they won’t be the last. But this is the here and now, and after that nine-goal tonking in the first leg at the Etihad, the Brewers will desperately be hoping to avoid a second humiliation in 14 days. So there is a little something riding on tonight’s match: the small matter of pride, and staying if at all possible out of the record books.The biggest aggregate win in a League Cup semi is 9-0, so Burton need at least a draw tonight in order to avoid obliterating that one. A tall order, though should City win tonight as expected, Burton can console themselves with the fact that everything is relative: the current record, already held by City, came after 6-0 and 3-0 pastings of West Ham United in 2014. West Ham were a fellow Premier League concern; at least Albion have the excuse of plying their trade a couple of divisions down. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian