Man City v Burton: Away fans stuck in traffic on way to Carabao Cup game


Burton Albion are playing in their first League Cup semi-final

Hundreds of Burton Albion supporters face missing one of the biggest games in the club’s history by being stuck in traffic en route to the Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

As of 18:45 GMT – an hour before kick-off – only one of 28 fan coaches from Burton had arrived at Etihad Stadium for the first leg.

Numerous traffic incidents have caused tailbacks on the M6.

Around 3,000 Burton supporters have got tickets for the game.

Burton Albion fan Emily told BBC Radio 5 live she had been stuck for two-and-a-half hours: “I am on the M6 just north of Stoke on Trent. I was at work this morning in London and I booked the afternoon off.

“I left London at 13:00 GMT and I made it past my parents’ house in Burton at around 15:45 and I’ve been at a standstill since 16:15.”

Burton supporter Gary was one of the lucky ones to arrive on time and told BBC Sport: “This is our cup final. We are not going to win but you never know – we are up here to support our team.”

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