Manchester City’s lopsided win over Burton Albion on Wednesday set a record for English cup competitions, with Pep Guardiola’s high-flying club rolling to a 9-0 win in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
Gabriel Jesus netted four goals at the Etihad Stadium, with Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez all joining him on the scoresheet.
The nine-goal spread was the largest margin of victory ever for an English cup semi-final match, dating all the way back to the first ever FA Cup during the 1871-72 season.
Goals have been remarkably easy to come by for Manchester City over the past two games.
Guardiola’s side destroyed Championship club Rotherham 7-0 in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, advancing to face Burnley in the next round.
By scoring at least seven goals in consecutive games, City reached a scoring feat on Wednesday that hasn’t been achieved by an English side in more than 51 years.