Guardiola spent time with the Burton players as they left the pitch, including goalkeeper Brad Collins, who could not be blamed for conceding any of the goals.
City enjoyed a stroll 24 hours later, with fans not quite getting their wish after chanting "We want 10" in the closing stages.
League One side Burton were blown away by City in the first leg of the last four tie, and suffered the largest ever defeat in a semi-finals of an English cup competition. We're going to play a lot from the second team and those who don't get many minutes. Of course we have to take the second game seriously.
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Before the break it was 4-0, a third goal in seven minutes sparking songs about Wembley in the home stands as Zinchenko's mis-hit cross flew in. "In this incredible schedule, we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions". They beat mythical teams - like Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.
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And though his side could face as many as 65 fixtures if they went all the way in the cups, Guardiola said he would rather be fighting on multiple fronts as he believes momentum can apply across all competitions.
Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo remain the only men on the sidelines for the Premier League champions. But we had experience at Bristol City in the semi-final last time when we were 1-1, 2-1 in the last minute. "But we still have an outside chance of achieving a miracle, and that's what we'll try for".
Ahead of the first leg of the tie on Wednesday night, Clough spoke to the media, and made comparisons between the respective draws against the Manchester clubs.
'We played very well and with respect, that's important.