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Manchester City furious that schedule limiting youngsters - sources

Pep Guardiola hasn't set a points target for his Manchester City side, he just wants them to collect as many as possible and avoid thinking about Liverpool.
Manchester City thoroughly handle Wolves at the Etihad to get back to four points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City thoroughly handle Wolves at the Etihad to get back to four points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

Manchester City are furious with the Football League after they refused to move fixtures that would give their youngsters an opportunity to gain experience against senior teams, sources have told ESPN FC.

Pep Guardiola's men face League One side Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday with the tie essentially over following their 9-0 victory in the first leg. And with City still fighting for silverware on four fronts, the Catalan saw the second leg as an opportunity of giving his young players...

POLL: Should Manchester City have eased off on Burton in 9-0 win?

In a grossly lopsided affair, Man City put nine goals past League One's Burton Albion in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie.
The FC guys answer your tweets on the most lopsided game they've played in, who would win in a cook-off and much more.
The FC crew agreed that Manchester City showed full respect to Carabao Cup opponents Burton Albion, while running up a 9-0 lead in the first leg.
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola was quick heap praise on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and pointed out it was better than his start to life at City.

Manchester City will carry a virtually unassailable lead into the second leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal after beating Burton Albion 9-0 in Wednesday's first leg at the Etihad.

There were three divisions and several hundred million pounds in market value separating the two sides at kick-off and the question of "professional etiquette" was raised after the game, in which Gabriel Jesus helped himself to four goals.

Indeed, critics were left to query whether City really had to continue piling the...