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Man City boss Guardiola pleased with debutants for Cup win

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was pleased with his kids for their Carabao Cup semifinal second-leg win at Burton Albion.

City won 1-0 last night to take the tie 10-0.

Guardiola handed debuts to Ian Carlo Poveda and Felix Nmecha as well as a first start for Philippe Sandler – and the Catalan was impressed by what he saw.

“Ian Carlo was so aggressive with and without the ball, and Philippe played really well with the ball and defensively as well – they both made a good performance

“We will try to win this competition, but the important thing is being there for a second year in succession.

“We take the Carabao Cup seriously and have done in all the games we played – Oxford, Fulham, Leicester and then Burton and we are there. We are in another final and now we're going to try to prepare well to try to win.

“I'm not thinking about Chelsea or Tottenham both are incredible teams, tough teams.

“Now is about preparing for February and we'll see how the conditions, the players, the performance… and we go in to final to win it."


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