Pep Guardiola taken aback by Manchester City annihilation of Burton

Pep Guardiola taken aback by Manchester City annihilation of Burton

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City showed Burton Albion "respect" by continuing to attack on their way to a devastating 9-0 victory.

City, meanwhile, are in back on Monday night when they resume their Premier League venture against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"They won't be overawed, they'll go there to do a job and hope that we can get a reasonable result".

"The only way is to take it seriously".

'I am off for a glass of wine with Nigel Clough, I know how important his father was for English football, he was a genius.

The Catalan defended his decision not to start Phil Foden, claiming David Silva was in need of minutes after injury.

"It's the first time I've played in a win like this", he told reporters. Nine of their 17 home games this season have contained four or more goals and I'm taking them to add to that on Wednesday.

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Spurs have also lost to Manchester City after the defending Premier League champions were 1-0 winners at Wembley. "My experience from previous clubs, when you have chance to reach a final you take it".

Burton's Clough believes stopping Guardiola's City, particularly when they travel to the Etihad on Wednesday, is a tough task.

"We spoke about that at half-time - to play simple, let them run and try to score more goals", Guardiola told a news conference. "In this incredible schedule, we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions".

'I don't think we could've done too much more with the quality that is out there.

"We didn't expect anything less with the gulf between the two teams, we thought it could have been more", he said.

"We're talking about United, Arsenal, and Chelsea bridging the gap between themselves and the top three - we're halfway down League One so we've got no chance". Continue reading for a match preview of Manchester City against Burton Albion, with a selected best betting tip. We'll probably never be here again and that is how big this achievement is.

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