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LIVE, League Cup semifinal: Man City v. Burton Albion

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Manchester City’s players celebrates after Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, left, scored his side first goal during the League Cup Quarter Final soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester City at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)


Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City host third-tier Burton Albion in the first leg of their League Cup semifinal Wednesday (kick off, 2:45 p.m. ET), with Pep Guardiola’s men expected to put one foot in the final at Wembley on February 24.

They are of course also the reigning League Cup champs, and with either Chelsea or Tottenham awaiting the winner in the final, many expect a classic encounter with City involved.

[ LIVE: League Cup semifinal ]

City are the heavy favorites against Burton, who are managed by Nigel Clough and have caused plenty of upsets on their way to the final four of this competition for the first time in their history. The Brewers have beaten Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Burnley, but there’s no doubting their underdog status in this one. They will be hoping the tie is still somewhat in the balance when they host the second leg at their tiny Pirelli Stadium in two weeks time.

Click the link above to follow the action from the Etihad Stadium, while we wrap up the semifinal action right here at Pro Soccer Talk.


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