Gabriel Jesus insists he can fill Sergio Aguero’s boots at Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus insists he can fill Sergio Aguero’s boots at Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus insists he can fill Sergio Aguero’s boots at Manchester City

Coming after a 7-0 hammering of Rotherham in the FA Cup on Sunday, City have strong momentum as they resume their pursuit of Premier League leaders Liverpool against Wolves next Monday.

Guardiola spent time with the Burton players as they left the pitch, including goalkeeper Brad Collins, who could not be blamed for conceding any of the goals. "He said: 'Come in for a glass of wine.' I hope he's got more than a glass", said the visiting manager, who insists his side will use the return leg in a fortnight to celebrate reaching the last four.

Burton are now ninth in League One and as Sky Sports detailed before the match, the gulf between the two teams was astronomical.

Here Press Association Sport looks at five talking points as Nigel Clough's League One side prepare to face Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions.

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The encounter finished with City the better side, having claimed a 9-0 victory ahead of the second leg away from home. 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.

But City fell foul of League One opposition last season when Wigan knocked them out of the FA Cup so Guardiola knows not to be complacent. I just wanted to enjoy the game and score'.

"We will definitely have to be somewhere close to that to even think about getting something on Saturday". It's an honour for me personally to play against a Clough. "You have to take it in the first leg".

"It is not very pleasant when you are losing by that scoreline but it was nothing more than we expected".

"Yesterday I never watched one game, today I watched one and this afternoon I will see another with my analyst".

After De Bruyne's header five minutes in, City needed another 25 minutes to find the net - nearly conceding in the meantime - but after Jesus scored a quickfire double after the half-hour mark, they were relentless in pushing forward and were looking for a 10th when the final whistle went.

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