Manchester City vs Burton LIVE Carabao Cup – Latest score and goal updates, prediction, odds, how to watch on TV and live stream
Guardiola’s ostensibly second-string side is likely to include Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and one of Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero and will show their opponents little in the way of mercy if their FA Cup third-round drubbing of Rotherham on Sunday leaves anything to go by.
Burton do come into the fixture with a momentum of their own though having defeated Rochdale 4-0 last weekend, with 22-year-old English winger Marcus Harness scoring a hat-trick, in the club’s second successive clean sheet.
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54 mins: Man City 4 – 0 Burton
Burton are asked to defend strongly again by Man City and they’re up to the task. The visitors keep the ball and try to advance down the right wing before switching it out to the left.
51 mins: Man City 4 – 0 Burton
Akins and Fraser combine for Burton as the visitors get a half chance. Akins runs the ball down the left, pulls it back to Fraser and Fraser shoots sending Muric diving before the ball goes just wide of goal.
48 mins: Man City 4 – 0 Burton
Boyce gets the ball for Burton and Man City close him down quickly. They way this second half has begun there looks to be not let up from Man City.
SECOND HALF: Man City 4 – 0 Burton
Man City restart the match and immediately Sane gets in behind the defence again. He tries to take the ball down but only ends up putting it out of play.
45 mins: Man City 4 – 0 Burton
Burton will need a break, they’ve been forced to defend for most of this half and look tired already. There’s 3 added minutes before half-time left to play though.
42 mins: Man City 4 – 0 Burton
The game, and probably the tie itself, has been put to bed but Man City still want more. De Bruyne holds onto the ball before sending Sane into the box. Sane squares it and Burton make a mess of the clearance allowing Mahrez to get a shot on goal and forcing Collins to tip the ball over the bar.
27 mins: Man City 1 – 0 Burton
Burton will be happy with their start to the game. Although they are one down, they’ve looked threatening on the ball and have created some good chances. Man City have a corner that they play short before De Bruyne puts it back into the box and into the hands of Collins.
24 mins: Man City 1 – 0 Burton
Burton get dispossessed in Man City’s box and the home side start their counter attack. Running the length of the pitch before sending the ball wide of goal.
21 mins: Man City 1 – 0 Burton
Burton are able to hit Man City on the counter attack. Boyce leads it and finds Allen on the edge of the box. City’s defenders close in so Allen takes a shot and sends it way, way over the bar.
18 mins: Man City 1 – 0 Burton
It’s that ball over the top again that does the damage for Man City, Mahrez makes the run and puts the ball into the back of the net but once more he’s ruled to be in an offside position so the goal doesn’t stand.
15 mins: Man City 1 – 0 Burton
Burton have another good run forward only to be denied by Kyle Walker. Since the goal Burton have responded well, keeping hold of the ball and asking questions of Man City’s defence.
12 mins: Man CIty 1 – 0 Burton
Burton defend a corner well enough before getting a bit of possession. Collins kicks it long and Burton keep hold of the ball, it’s worked into Man City’s area from the left before falling to Harness on his own to the right of goal. He takes his shot first time and boots it over the bar, what a chance for Burton!
9 mins: Man City 1 – 0 Burton
Man City have on a couple of occasions got in behind Burton’s defence with balls over the top. Mahrez is caught offside this time but things don’t look great for Burton’s chances.
3 mins: Man City 0 – 0 Burton
Man City work the left-hand channel and flick the ball into the box. Burton hold strong in defence and manage to head the ball away but only as far as Zinchenko who shoots but sends it wide.
What time does it start?
Manchester City vs Burton kicks off at 7:45pm (GMT).
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event with coverage beginning at 7:30 (GMT).
Player to watch…
Phil Foden: The 18-year-old English starlet impressed against Rotherham, scoring his first goal at the Etihad, and Guardiola was adamant that the midfielder would not leave the club on loan after the match.
Manchester City: LWLLWW
Man City to win: 1/100
Burton to win: 50/1
(Odds provided by 888 Sport)