Manchester United face Arsenal at the Emirates in FA Cup fourth round

Heather Diaz
January 10, 2019

Liverpool FC have established a lead at the top of the table after Manchester City lost Chelsea FC, Crystal Palace and Leicester City during December before the Citizens were 2-1 winners against Jurgen Klopp's men last week.

After setting up Walker for City's eighth, Mahrez completed Burton's misery with a goal of his own, the Algeria worldwide poking the ball past Collins to round out a one-sided semi-final encounter.

However, in eliminating Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough of the Championship and Premier League strugglers Burnley, Burton haven't yet faced anyone of City's calibre.

"It's the best way to respect the competition and respect the opponents", Guardiola said. His second treble at the Etihad Stadium means he has now scored 11 goals in his last seven starts for City in all competitions. As it was he cleared the crossbar and City ran riot afterwards. It's five wins on the bounce for United who are looking more and more of a threat to the Champions League positions.

"We are not a team that have a lot of titles in our museum so every chance to make a final you have to take".

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It really is a complete mismatch when you look at any possible angle between these two teams.

They play Burton Albion, the League One side, at home in the first leg of their semi-final tie this evening. But that's why we love football and particularly cup football so much because it throws up these clashes. The visitors do not have those same luxuries and will again give a major opportunity to the players who have gotten them this far - and they must be relishing the prospect of coming up against some of the best players in the world.

"We expected that level of quality from the players they had out there".

'Players like me want to play more, to help the team, and we went out there to win'.

Sane was nearly through at the start of the second half only for his touch to let him down, but Burton showed they had not given up as Scott Fraser shot over following more good work from Akins.

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