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Aguero scores two for City

Aguero scores two for City

Guardiola later claimed his gestures were simply a request for Burnley to leave the officials alone, but it was certainly an ugly scene and one that ended with fourth official Andy Haines ordering the Spaniard to return to his technical area.

"I have a lot of respect for the way they play".

Even Arsenal and Chelsea, who meet in the other Carabao Cup semifinal, will take the competition seriously although all will consider they have European ambitions to challenge for as well as a battle for a top-four place. I think all the managers around the world have to control. I want to win.

City looked in danger of falling at the first hurdle when a thumping finish from Ashley Barnes gave Burnley a half-time lead.

Kevin De Bruyne is another named substitute for Guardiola's men, who are aiming to emulate their 3-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League earlier in the season, but Guardiola has named Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane in his starting XI for the visit of the Clarets.

But Sergio Aguero turned things around quickly in the second half, scoring two goals in 93 seconds, both from superb Ilkay Gundogan assists. I am so happy here.

"The quality he has is wonderful and we need him to score a lot of goals".

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The goal from Aguero broke the dam wall as only 93 seconds later the Clarets were behind on the scoreline before conceding another two late on, a series of events which Dyche was not impressed with.

"Again he's a very important player for us and we want to win something he's an essential player for us".

David Silva, who has been travelling to and from Valencia following the premature birth of his son Mateo, was also back in Manchester for the game. Not if the 4-1 FA Cup victory over Burnley is anything to go by.

The Spanish global released a statement earlier this week to confirm the reasons why he was spending time in his home country. "I understand that a player like him can feel sad in the moments when he doesn't play", Guardiola said.

The presence of Bravo in the City goal may have had something to do with it and it was only Stones' second game back after six weeks out injured, but it was an indication that Pep's work on Stones isn't finished yet.

Dyche said after the game that "teams like this nearly smell that moment and they did". "That's how it should be. Everybody's allowed to be passionate I believe".

"The referee said he didn't have to blow the whistle, but Ashley Westwood was five yards away and the ball went through the gap where he should have been". "I'm bound to be aggrieved by that".