Manchester City at Carabao Cup Quarter-finals with a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley.
Less than a week since beating Bournemouth in the third round, courtesy of Liam Delab And goals by Phil Foden, City continued his unbeaten 16-game career in the Carabao Cup, after winning the last three titles. Today’s game, however, is fourth out of five in only 13 games, with Pep Guardiola He was suffering from a number of injuries to the first-team players.
Town She was again without Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, so Cole Palmer started. Emeric Laporte returned to the bench in Sunday’s Premier League defeat to Leicester, while Bernardo Silva was on the bench.
Raheem Sterling scored both sides in the first half with identical finishes from about six yards, before Ferran Torres scored his first goal as a City player to complete the victory.
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Sterling> anyone else
He could have gotten three or more tonight, but he’s settling for two and he’s scored like this.
Bernardo replies on social media
He made his season debut from the bench.
More finalists have been confirmed
It’s time full-time in some of the subsequent fourth-round matches tonight, with the following teams in the quarter-final draw:
- City of Manchester
- Manchester United
- Brentford or Fulham
- Aston Villa or Stoke
- Liverpool or Arsenal
These last three relationships will take place tomorrow night.
Guardiola: Torres still needs time
Guardiola was happy with Ferran Torres’ debut, but insists the Spaniard still has more to come:
“Yes, good. He’s a young player and he still needs a little time to understand what we want to do. He’s smart in the final third, with his passes. He doesn’t show a cross, he passes the ball.”
At what point did they rename it the Guardiola Cup?
Tonight’s victory means winning 17 consecutive matches in the Carabao Cup with City reaching another quarter-finals.
Dyche wanted two penalty kicks
Director praises Palmer for the first time
Pep Guardiola has some words to encourage debutante Cole Palmer:
He’s a little shy, but it’s normal. He’s an incredible little boy in training. Two months ago, he showed us a lot of things. He has a good future in this club.
He’s a guy with a great finishing touch, like Phil. He had his chance to score. His debut in this competition against a team from the Premier League, it would be good for his future.
“Once again, thanks to the Academy for these players. We get players from the academy work.”
When is the final quarter draw date?
City will discover its opponents in the quarter-finals tomorrow evening, after Liverpool’s confrontation with Arsenal.
Tottenham and Newcastle have already booked their places in the draw, with the last eight matches played in the week before Christmas.
Guardiola’s initial reaction
The coach is happy with the progress in the Carabao Cup:
“It was good. This competition is especially for us. Two games, this is one and Leeds before the international halt. After the result (against Leicester) it was important to win.”
Report: Guardiola performs a full round to beat Burnley
Raheem Sterling brought Manchester City back to form with two goals and an assist, while the Blues hit Burnley.
With Ferrand Torres settling in the side more easily, he scored his first goal Blues The goal in addition to providing assistance to the Pound sterling, a straightforward win was a positive exercise for the shocked team at the end of the week.
Guardiola has a history of playing stronger teams than expected in Cup competitions, but that was a huge shock, and signals a change of policy since last week.
The main event
Steven: His kick was a bit erratic but he was always looking to redistribute the ball quickly and confidently enough to get out of the penalty area to cut the danger. Never stop talking with his defense. 7
Walker: A solid evening for one of Guardiola’s most reliable players. He merged nicely with Torres then Mahrez down the wing and most importantly made sure there was no repeat for Sunday – even if the Burnley players were trying their best to win the penalty kick. 7
Fernandinho: He didn’t have much to do in a arranged performance, although he had been paused when Barnes walked in behind him in the second half and shot. He moved to midfield after Rodri’s exit. 7
La Port: Vocal leader, comfortable in the back, pushing Mendy and others to move the ball faster in attack. How City misses him when he is not playing. 8
soggy: He improved so much in Sunday’s shock as he seemed more comfortable with Laporte by his side. His bid was smart, and it wasn’t his first time in a match. A nice reminder when City is chasing the left-back. 7
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City qualified for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals with a much-wanted win over Burnley.
Three goals – from Raheem Sterling (2) and Ferran Torres – clean sheets and a place in the quarter-finals.
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Added two minutes
The job is almost done.
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Playing around the clock
There isn’t much to report since Torres’ goal, as City only makes sure Burnley has no way of getting back into the game, and that they are not expending any unnecessary energy before a Leeds match.
Neither team would complain if the referee called full time now.
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Zach Stephen, who was not overly troubled tonight, comes down to grab a header from Dwight McNeill.
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Cole Palmer plays very well
For the second time, Cole scores the goal and could press the goal, but he squared unselfishly by Raheem Sterling and Burnley.
He did well on the ball as well as outside it. Another talented youngster advancing towards the first team.
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Rhodri is knocked out, and Nathan Aki comes in for City’s final substitute.
Will he go in the defensive midfield? Or will Fernandinho rise to his usual position?
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Sterling denied the triple
Billy Peacock Farrell may have conceded three goals but he was Burnley’s best player by a wide margin.
Raheem Sterling was deprived of achieving a hat-trick with his feet.
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Walker was replaced
Kyle Walker, who has played a lot of football for the past two weeks, has been replaced by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.
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Torres makes her three !!
City’s first goal for Ferran Torres, who dribbled past a loose ball as Raheem Sterling was unable to control and shot the ball into the far corner.
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First change in town
I’ll take credit for that!
Kevin De Bruyne suspended, Bernardo Silva suspended.
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Ashley Barnes puts the ball down and hits the ball over the bar.
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Unlucky to Palmer
Cole Palmer takes the ball down, turns the goalkeeper into a wide position and gets his ball cleared in the middle after Ferran Torres gets a long shot.
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Time to look at the bench?
Thanks to a double-goal cushion, Pep Guardiola may be looking to the bench to rest some of his top players before the trip to Leeds.
Bernardo is on the bench with Liam Delap and Tommy Doyle.
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The city is in a good mood, Burnley is not
City is in the mood now, and Burnley is trying to persuade the referee to stop the match due to a “head injury” after touching De Bruyne’s hand in front of Burnley’s nose, which indicates that Burnley is well aware of the danger.
The question of whether they can stop that is different.
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Laporte tries to keep going
Rodri is back on defense but Laporte is back on the field now to try to keep going.
49 ‘- Burnley 0-2 CityThe main event
Sterling makes it two!
Very similar for the first time, but this time Kevin De Bruyne was involved, feeding Ferrand Torres, and Stirling gathered from six yards.
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Laporte injury anxiety
Emeric Laporte gets hit when he climbs and lands badly. Nathan Aki appears to be taking instructions.
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We go again
We’re back to the second half – Pep Guardiola will look for his team to start taking advantage of some of the opportunities they created in that first half.
Burnley replaced Matte Vedra with Chris Wood.
Credit to Mandi
Much better than the left-back.
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