Manchester City became just the third team to reach the FA Cup semi-finals for a fifth successive season after an Erling Haaland hat-trick guided them to a 6-0 demolition over Championship leaders Burnley.
However, Burnley’s hopes of reaching their first FA Cup semi-final since 1974 were obliterated by Haaland in the space of three minutes.
After racking up five goals in Man City’s 7-0 demolition of RB Leipzig in midweek, the Norwegian picked up where he left off, poking the ball past the onrushing Bailey Peacock-Farrell to bring up his 40th goal of the campaign.
Just moments later, Haaland was celebrating once again, as he calmly guided home Phil Foden’s accurate low cross, giving his side a comfortable HT lead.
A fourth was quickly added by a rampant Man City side, as Julián Álvarez had the simple task of tapping home from Kevin De Bruyne’s squared pass.
With just over 20 minutes remaining, a Peacock-Farrell parry landed in the path of substitute Cole Palmer, who swept the ball into the Burnley net to open his account for the season.
The hosts refused to relent, adding a sixth through Álvarez, who chopped the ball onto his left foot before smashing an unstoppable strike past the Burnley goalkeeper.
After suffering just a fourth competitive defeat of the 2022-23 campaign, the Clarets will focus on their promotion bid, while Man City remain in the hunt for a potential treble.