Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Stats in Nine-Goal Romp Show a Team in Total Control

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Stats in Nine-Goal Romp Show a Team in Total Control

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ONLY three City players spent the majority of Wednesday's 9-0 thrashing of Burton in their own half - goalkeeper Aro Muric and centre-backs Eric Garcia and Nicolas Otamendi.

And that is just one of the stats which add up to the most one-sided semifinal of all time, as the Blues virtually booked their place at Wembley at the end of next month.

The figures are astonishing, not least the fact that City scored nine of their 14 shots on target in the Carabao Cup clash.

The Brewers managed just one attempt on target, and that was an early trundler into the arms of Muric.

In total, City racked up 28 goal attempts to League One outfit Burton's four - more than some Premier League teams manage, to their great credit.

But it was not just about shooting. …

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