Man City all but booked their place in the
EFL Cup final with a 9-0 demolition of
League One Burton Albion at the Etihad.
Gabriel Jesus scored four to lead the
thumping and make the second leg of this
semi-final, at the Pirelli Stadium in a
fortnight’s time, a mere formality.
Pep Guardiola clearly wanted the job done
tonight, and named a strong line-up, with no
room for Phil Foden , though Eric Garcia was
given a rare start at centre-back on his 18th
Many of the Burton travelling contingent were delayed by traffic on the M6, and those
arriving any later than six minutes after kick
off would have missed Kevin De Bruyne
heading David Silva’s cross past Bradley
Collins to open the scoring.
First, Ilkay Gundogan’s brilliant through ball
fed Leroy Sane, and though his effort was
blocked by Collins, Jesus arrived to put away the rebound.
The Brazilian had his second soon after, with
Gundogan again instrumental in starting the
move with a chipped pass in behind to Silva.
VAR showed that the Spaniard was just onside as he cushioned into the path of Jesus, who found the net via the upright.
Jesus completed his hat-trick just before the
hour mark, heading home from Riyad
Mahrez’s floated cross, before Guardiola
introduced Foden in place of De Bruyne.
Mahrez added his name to the scoresheet
with a toe-poke that trickled past Collins’ tired dive for a ninth but Burton clung on to avoid the humiliation of double figures.
Paul Pogba acquires N100 million car as he welcomes new baby
Manchester United central midfielder, Paul Pogba, was seen arriving at the Carrington training ground in a brand new yellow Ferrari worth £250,000(over N100,000 million)
The footballer was said to have welcomed a new baby with his partner, Maria Salaues, according to Manchester United legend, Bryan Robson who said:
“When I saw Paul last week in Dubai with the United squad, I had a little chat and congratulated him on the birth of his baby. He just seemed so relaxed and easy with things.”
The World Cup winner is known for arriving at the training ground with different rides from his fleet of cars.
According to Manchester Evening News, a source said: “I reckon it must be a new car as I’ve never seen him in that before.
“He normally drives a black Rolls Royce.”
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Reports:PSG to hijack Barcelona deal for star midfielder
French football club paris st germain are reportedly set to hijack Barcelona deal for Ajax starlet frenkie de jong.
The Ajax midfielder was set to sign for the catalan club, but psg have now logged a late bid in the eleventh hour.
It is understood that The 21-year-old’s Dutch agent, who is due in Paris at the end of next week, has reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 champions’ board over a 5-year contract worth €8m a year.
Although Barcelona are still in the hunt for De Jong, the Catalan club’s Sporting Director Eric Abidal has a difficult relationship with key agent Ali Dursun, because of the commission that the latter is seeking in an eventual deal.
Phillipe Coutinho “one requirement” to sign for Manchester United.
Philippe Coutinho’s possible move to Manchester United is the surprise saga of this January’s transfer window.
The former Liverpool man has fallen down the picking order and he is struggling for game time at Barcelona.
Coutinho’s problems were recently compounded when Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde called on him to improve his performances.
However, Coutinho isn’t keen on leaving Barcelona just yet.
That doesn’t mean he is against the idea of joining Manchester united. But he has one condition which must be met.
Sources close to the Brazilian understand that Coutinho would want to be given time to try and make things work at Barcelona.
In other words, he wants his decision to stay at Barcelona to be respected by other clubs before he decides for certain to leave Spain.
However United will have to come up with a Huge Bid if he decides to leave in the summer.
This means that a move to United in January is simply off the cards.
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