Manchester City have progressed to the Carabao Cup final after beating Burton Albion 1-0 at the Pirelli Stadium in the second leg match.
They had won the initial encounter with a big margin of 9 goals to nil and tonight's encounter was just a formality that also saw Pep Guardiola fielded a rather amateur side. Aguero scored the only goal for the cup holders and that means they are into the final with a 10-0 goal margin.
Fabian Delph saw Riyadh Mahrez in an open space and put the ball on his path but the winger could not get it right as he fired across goal. He would have done better by setting Aguero who was lurking around in the 12th minute.
Boyce failed to beat Muric in goal after a Burton goal-kick was delivered into the box. Boyce’s shot was weak and could not trouble the young goalkeeper in goal as the match entered its first quarter.
10th City goal
Aguero scored the opening goal in the 26th minute after Kevin De Bruyne beat his marker and the tackle from the marker in midfield and played Mahrez. The Algerian waited and before passing it to Aguero who scored the 10th goal for the title holders in the tie.
Aguero missed from some 10 yards when Foden, who was initially offside, put the ball on his path but the Argentine blasted it wide open at the hour mark. Boyce was the culprit again as he squandered another Burton chance after Sandler slipped to give Burton’s man a clear run on goal. Muric denied him on the first instance and the rebound ball met Miller whose strike is blocked by Garcia offline in the 72nd minute.
"That miss in the 61st minute was a moment to forget for Sergio Aguero. Those are the kind of chances he puts away in his sleep but he somehow missed the target when it looked easier to score. It proved to be his last involvement, with Gabriel Jesus replacing him soon after, and the Argentine was interrogated by his team-mates on the bench as to how he did manage to miss." Jack Wilkinson at the Pirelli Stadium told Skys Sports.
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- 23y 323d - The average age of Man City's starting XI tonight is 23 years and 323 days, their youngest in any competition since 29th October 2008 against Middlesbrough in the Premier League (23y 318d).
- Burton have won two of their last three home games against Premier League opposition, winning League Cup ties against QPR in 2014-15 and Burnley earlier this season.
- Man City have reached consecutive League Cup finals for the first time. The last team to both reach and win consecutive finals in the competition were Manchester United in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
- The only previous competitive meeting between Burton and Man City was in the first leg - with Burton suffering their biggest defeat since becoming a Football League side in 2009-10 (0-9).
- Man City's 9-0 win over Burton in the first leg is the biggest ever margin of victory in a semi-final of English cup competition.
- Burton have won two of their last three home games against Premier League opposition, winning League Cup ties against QPR in 2014-15 and Burnley this season.
- Burton mustered just one shot on target against Man City in the first leg, with that coming from Lucas Akins after just seven seconds.
- Burton manager Nigel Clough has lost just one of his last five home games against Premier League opponents (W2 D2), with that defeat coming in the League Cup second round in 2016-17 (0-5 vs Liverpool).