Manchester City also won its second game on Wednesday with Burton Albion in the semi-finals of the League Cup. The return was in the home after the 9-0 win a formality: 0-1.

For City, the game at the Pirelli Stadium after the sweep in Manchester became a glorified exhibition game. Coach Josep Guardiola raised many reserves, including the Dutch defender Philippe Sandler, who last season played at PEC Zwolle.

With Oleksandr Zinchenko (ex-PSV) and goalkeeper Arijanet Muric (ex-NAC Breda) there were two former Eredivisie players at the kickoff at City.

Sergio Ag├╝ero, one of the few permanent members of the starting team, provided the only goal of the match halfway through the first half. Players like Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy, who both returned from an injury, also made minutes.

The opponent in the final comes from the match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, which is played on Thursday. The 'Spurs' defend a 1-0 lead.