Goals from Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and a Ajayi own goal had effectively ended the contest by the half.
Gabriel Jesus added a fourth and there were further goals from Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and a deflected Leroy Sane shot completed the day. In total 7 goals and 7 different scorers, a great day!
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
On Phil Foden:
“Today he was there and his movement was incredible,” Guardiola said after the match. “Of course the pass from Gundogan (for Foden’s goal) was incredible but these kind of balls are so difficult to defend.
“The 90 mins for his experience and self-confidence, but of course he must improve.
“He lost three or four balls but that’s normal, he is 18-years-old! He will learn in the future and play better!
“If he plays it’s because we believe he can play, not because he’s a City fan or a nice guy - we believe he can play!”
On Kevin De Bruyne:
“We spoke with him yesterday to play 65/70 minutes for his rhythm and his injury,” said Guardiola.
“He played incredible, created a good amount of chances and has a vision that others aren’t able to see.
“Last season he played incredible minutes but hopefully in the second leg of the season he will help us because we need him.
“I said many times. Without him last season maybe it wouldn’t have been possible.
“We try to be a team and so far we have done incredible with results.
“We have to carry on, now he is back and he is now fresh in mind and legs. Today he was our captain and he showed why.”
On the game:
“We took it seriously and do what we have to do to be a great club,” Pep continued.
”Have to do our job, and we did it amazingly again. There were eight or nine fresh legs and saw what their mates did on Thursday against Liverpool.
”That’s more important that we are in next round. Everyone was really, really good.
Phil Foden Reaction
Special moment for me and a class team performance pic.twitter.com/eKMGfPpZPf— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) January 6, 2019
Next up is the Caraboa Cup Semifinal clash with Burton Albion at the Etihad! See you then!