Man City and Burton are chalk and cheese, says Brewers chairman

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Ahead of the first leg of the tie on Wednesday night, Clough spoke to the media, and made comparisons between the respective draws against the Manchester clubs. After the second and third goal, it was easier, we were faster and quicker.

"The only way is to take it seriously".

Manchester City came through their 7-0 FA Cup hammering against Rotherham United without any new injuries.

City enjoyed a stroll 24 hours later, with fans not quite getting their wish after chanting "We want 10" in the closing stages.

"It is the best way to respect the competition and to respect the opponent, because if you forget to continue, you don't have respect for your opponent or the competition".

"You know better than me what Clough means - all he won - and the respect for the way he played, his charisma".

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Barring a ricket of biblical proportions, it looks Man City will be playing in the Carabao Cup final next month as the Premier League champions are in the process of drubbing Burton Albion.

"I think this one over two legs", said Clough, when asked to compare which was the tougher challenge.

"We expected that level of quality from the players they had out there". Nobody gives us much of a chance and rightly so but it's just about the players, everybody, talking about supporters, who have been following the club for 50-60 years never dreamt of us being in a League Cup semi-final.

"It's good for us because we can play the second team and players who don't play so many minutes".

Newcastle 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday (Premier League, September 1999): Alan Shearer found the net five times in a Premier League match as Wednesday were thrashed in Sir Bobby Robson's first home match as Newcastle manager. Crystal Palace host Tottenham and Burnley will travel to Manchester City in the only other matches featuring two Premier League teams.

Pep Guardiola's side took total control before half-time, going in at the break 4-0 in front, and added another five in the second half with Burton helpless to stem the attacking tide.

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