Manchester City showed Burton respect despite 9-0 thrashing, says Danny Higginbotham

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Having seen City sweep aside much of the Premier League before hammering Rotherham 7-0 in the FA Cup, Robinson is apprehensive but is looking forward to the tie with the rest of Burton. "They don't just beat you, they annihilate you".

"It's the first time I've played in a win like this.To be fair we scored a lot of goals, we wanted more, and our fans did too".

Holders Chelsea were given a home game against one of two lower-league teams, Sheffield Wednesday or Luton.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez all got on the score-sheet as they battered the League One outfit nine-nil.

After the game, Burton manager Nigel Clough said that one of the few positives from the match was that his team didn't concede 10 goals.

"The problem is if you have 10 injured players, it's nearly impossible".

"It is the best way to respect the competition and to respect the opponent, because if you forget to continue, you don't have respect for your opponent or the competition".

Premier League champions City are second in the league, four points behind leaders Liverpool and 12 ahead of sixth-placed United. But we had experience at Bristol City in the semi-final last time when we were 1-1, 2-1 in the last minute. It's good for us because we can play the second team and players who don't play regularly.

Asked if he wants Kompany to stay at City, Guardiola said: "We are considering it, we are talking about that". We are going to have to have periods of the ball - the longer and more often they have the ball what they have shown is that they will break you down with the quality they have.

Gabriel Jesus hailed his "special" week after boosting his case for Manchester City selection over "legend" Sergio Aguero with five goals in two games. "The only thing we can make the players aware of is the runs their players make, but making them aware and stopping them are two different things". "My experience from previous clubs, when you have chance to reach a final you take it".

Chris Hughton's men come into the game in confident mood, unbeaten in four games - and winning three of their last six at the Amex - and I'll take a chance on them nicking the game, as they could easily have done against Arsenal. Not at all, we have made history in getting this far.