Journalist's tweet slamming Man City's 9-0 win v Burton seriously backfired

Man City celebrate vs Burton

Manchester City have managed to score 16 goals in their past two games.

After thrashing Rotherham 7-0 at home in the FA Cup, Pep Guardiola's side opted to improve on that margin by demolishing League One Burton 9-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Gabriel Jesus notched four goals, with Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez grabbing the other five.

City have now scored 96 goals in all competitions this season, 19 more than any other team in Europe's top leagues - PSG are second with 77.

Given the attacking talent at Guardiola's disposal, the score line actually came as no surprise to many, with the likes of De Bruyne, David Silva and Mahrez all starting at the Etihad.

In fact, many have praised the Citizens for treating Burton as they would any other side in the Premier League or the Champions League.

Surely playing at their ruthless best is the way to show respect to an inferior opponent? Well, not according to one journalist.

ESPN's Mark Ogden was not too impressed with City continuing to bombard the Burton defence until the final whistle.

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He tweeted: "There’s also a professional etiquette of not taking the piss. Debatable whether City could have eased up after six..."

As expected, the tweet has not gone down well, with many pointing out that no professional sportsman should ever take their foot of the gas regardless of the situation.

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City's ruthless, professional attitude is why they are where they are and Burton surely appreciated watching some of the world's greatest players treating them as a real opponent.

The idea of easing up is about as insulting as it comes in any professional sport.

Guardiola on the bench

Guardiola's rampant side will be hoping their goalscoring form continues on the Monday Night Football, when they face a much tougher task on paper in Wolves.

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