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Manchester City thrash Burnley 5-0 in FA Cup

London, Jan 27 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 1/27/2019 12:09:07 PM IST

Manchester City’s quest for four trophies continued with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley to march into the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola labelled talk of a quadruple as “fantasy” earlier in the week, but after cruising into the League Cup final in midweek, the English champions are in contention for a clean sweep of trophies as they challenge Liverpool in the Premier League and face Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The defeat left Burnley to concentrate on their bid for survival in the top flight.
Guardiola named a strong side with just four changes from last weekend’s Premier League win at Huddersfield.
Gabriel Jesus continued his hot streak with a fine individual run and powerful finish past Nick Pope to open the scoring with his eighth goal in five games.
Burnley wasted a great chance to level when Matej Vydra fired wide with just Ederson to beat and within seconds Bernardo Silva’s deflected effort gave City breathing space.
Kevin de Bruyne’s brilliant free-kick then made it 3-0 and another wicked delivery from the Belgian forced Kevin Long to turn into his own net for the fourth before Sergio Aguero rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot.
Meanwhile, Millwall struck in the final seconds of injury time to shock Everton 3-2 in the FA Cup fourth round while AFC Wimbledon beat West Ham.
Everton twice led at The Den, but were left to rue the lack of VAR at the game as Millwall’s second goal, from Jake Cooper, was allowed to stand despite coming off the defender’s arm.
However, Marco Silva’s team only had themselves to blame after dire defending saw them concede from three set-pieces in a 3-2 defeat.
Richarlison’s long range effort squirmed through Jordan Archer’s grasp to give the visitors a lead that lasted just four minutes when Lee Gregory’s header levelled in first-half stoppage time.
Substitute Cenk Tosun restored Everton’s advantage before the moment of controversy when the ball ricocheted off Cooper’s arm and into an unguarded net.
But with VAR not in use, referee Michael Oliver had to stick by his original decision to give the goal despite Everton’s furious protests as the incident was replayed on the big screen.
Worse followed for the visitors, when Murray Wallace turned home another free-kick launched into the box in the 94th minute.

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