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Cup specialist Clough believes Burton need a miracle to upset Man City
Burton Albion will need a "miracle" to overcome the might of Premier League champions Manchester City over two legs in the League Cup semi-final according to manager Nigel Clough, but he is no stranger to producing Cup upsets.
Son of legendary manager Brian Clough, who led Nottingham Forrest to win two European Cups, Clough was in his first spell in charge when Burton, then in English football's fifth tier, held a Manchester United boasting Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney 0-0 in the FA Cup in 2006.
Burton have since progressed to the third tier in League One, but Clough believes stopping Pep Guardiola's City, particularly when they travel to the Etihad on Wednesday, is an even tougher task.