Match Preview

Wednesday 9 January 2019
Kickoff at 19:45 GMT
Etihad Stadium,Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
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Everything you need to know ahead of City's Carabao Cup clash with Burton Albion...

When and where

Burton Albion travel to the Etihad for the semi-final first leg of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday 9 January, kick-off at 7.45pm GMT.


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Team news


Pep Guardiola confirmed he has no new injury concerns with all bar long-term absentee  fit and ready for selection.

Guardiola also revealed Benjamin Mendy is back in training and could be available in a fortnight, following November's knee surgery.

Burton Albion

Nigel Clough will assess midfielder Stephen Quinn and defender John Brayford in training. Kyle McFadzean (abdomen) and Marvin Sordell (knee) remain sidelined.


This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

Competition so far

City marched into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Oxford United as Gabriel Jesus put the Blues on their way with a header in the first half before late goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden capped off a polished display.

We then welcomed Fulham to the Etihad Stadium where young Spaniard Brahim Diaz scored his first competitive goals in our 2-0 victory to ensure our place in the quarter-final. 

The quarters saw Pep's side travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester. The game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes but Aro Muric saved two in the shoot-out, before Oleksandr Zinchenko fired home the decisive spot kick to make it 3-1 and send City into the last four.

Pep's preview

“Winning is important, we cannot deny it.

“We are in the semi-finals, one step closer to going back to Wembley. We take it seriously.

“The Carabao Cup is a more local competition. Everybody is happy to win but no one is sad to go out but we are here and we are going to try.”

Match officials

Referee: Michael Dean
Assistant referees:
Ian Hussin and Darren Cann
VAR: Paul Tierney
Fourth official: Lee Mason
AVAR: Constantine Hatzidakis

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