Man City Have Scored 96 Goals This Season, And It's Only January

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The draw is set to get underway at the conclusion of the Wolves v Liverpool game which could see Jurgen Klopp's men miss out on another trophy as they look to win the Premier League for the first time.

And they will be hoping to take a step closer to retaining the Carabao Cup with a win at home this week.

City's 11th EFL Cup semi-final could not have started any better with Guardiola's side already planning for next month's showpiece, which would be their seventh appearance in the showpiece.

That was also why Guardiola was quick to run on to the pitch to speak to the Burton players at the full-time whistle.

Burton played well in spells throughout the first 45, but City proved to be too much in the final third for the League One side.

'A feeling of we can't wait for Gillingham on Saturday, ' said Clough when asked how he felt about the game. "When they are on their own patch, as you saw against Liverpool, they're as good and as confident as anything".

This led to a rather cheeky tweet from Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who couldn't resist taking a dig at the number of empty seats inside the Etihad Stadium.

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"We've not gone into any detail with them because that will frighten the life out of them", admitted Clough.

"But we still have an outside chance of achieving a miracle, and that's what we'll try for".

"Manchester City are the current Premier League champions, it is over two legs so we will go there on Wednesday and we will enjoy the occasion but I think it is about damage limitation after seeing the demolition of Rotherham in the FA Cup on Sunday".

City, meanwhile, are still in the hunt for four competitions.

Everton face a tricky test at Championship side Millwall, while Barnet, the only non-league team in the last 32, were drawn at home to second-tier Brentford.

"We didn't expect anything less given the gulf in class between the teams, we actually feared it could be more", said Clough, a two-time League Cup victor as a player under his father Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest.

"In reality it's going to be hard but I'm sure all the players will go there in the right frame of mind". I said to the players, respecting the opponent is to be who we are. It's good for us because we can play the second team and players who don't play regularly.

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