Premier League: Manchester City trashes Burnley 5-0

Manchester City vs Burnley: Tune in for the highlights, score and commentary from the Premier League clash between the Citizens and the Clarets.

Manchester City will be looking to complete the league double over Burnley.   -  Getty Images

Good evening and welcome to the highlights of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Burnley.

 

FULL TIME Manchester City eases past Burnley and registers a 5-0 win, completing the league double over the Clarets.

90' Two minutes added at the end of the second half.

88' Substitution for Burnley. Vydra is replaced by Thompson.

87' David Silva finds Jesus in the box, who lays it off to Sane and the German shoots well wide of the goal.

84' Mee brings down Jesus at the edge of the box and City wins a freekick. Sane takes it but his effort is straight into the wall.

80' Pep Guardiola brings on Leroy Sane for Phil Foden.

72' Rodri's chip over the top for David Silva almost finds the Spaniard before going out of play.

69' De Bruyne goes for goal from the edge of the box but he doesn't catch it right and the shot misses the target.

The second water break is taken.

63' BRACE FOR PHIL FODEN. Jesus fails to connect with Bernardo Silva's cross but his mis-kick goes to Foden who smahes it in low at the near post.

60' Substutions from both sides. Rodriguez is off for Pieters for the visiting side while De Bruyne and Laporte replace Mahrez and Fernandinho for Man City.

57' Jesus makes a run into the box and fiinds Mahrez. Ben Mee is back in time ti intercept and stop the attack.

52' DAVID SILVA GETS ON THE SCOREBOARD. Foden gets the ball from a short corner and he slips in Bernardo Silva, whose low cross across the face of the goal is turned in by David Silva.

48' Zinchenko takes a pop at the goal from outside the box but David Silva, making a run inside the area, blocks the lefft-back's efforts.

46' Less than 40 seconds into the half, David Silva runs down the left wing and flots in a cross to Jesus, who heads it well wide. The home team showing its intent from the start.

46' Manchester City gets the second half started.

HALF TIME City is coasting at the break, with a strong 3-0 lead going into the break.

45' + 2' MAHREZ SCORES FROM THE SPOT. He goes low, to Pope's left and the balls creeps past . However, the earlier challenge sees Aguero limp off. Gabriel Jesus replaces the Argentine striker.

45' + 2' A lengthy VAR check gives City a penalty after Mee was deemed to have fouled Aguero.

45' Two minutes added at the end of the half.

44' MAHREZ SCORES! The Algerian has doubled Mancuester City's lead. It was a fantastic long ball from Fernandinho that set Mahrez free. He twists and turns past Taylor and Mee before firing low and beyind Pope.

42' City seems to be short of ideas as Burnley players are cutting out the final pass well. 39' Bernardo Silva plays the ball to Rodri who turns it quickly back to Zinchenko outside the box. The left-back shoots first time but it is straight at Pope.

37' Bernardo with a run down the right wing to meet a crossfield baly. The pass is a little wayward and he is unalbe to get it under control before it goes out of play.

36' Aguero with a rare sight of goal but his effort from just inside the box is blocked by Tarkowski.

30' Mahrez takes on Taylor and wins another corner for Silva. City takes it short again and Mahrez sends it to the far post. Aguero keeps the ball alive by knocking it back into the six-yard box but Pope claims the ball.

26' The water break sees Guardiola dish out more tactical instructions to his squad.

22' PHIL FODEN BREAKS THE DEADLOCK! The youngster get the ball from a short corner and unleases a low drive into the corner that saw Pope caught off-guard. 

17' Zinchenko with a peach of a pass to release David Silva, who pulls in defenders before releasing the ball to Riyad Mahrez - a pass that was intercepted by Bernardo Silve on the stride and shot wide while being off-balance.

11' David Silva takes it hits it beyond the far post, well over the heads of everyone and out for a goal kick.

9' Vydra tries to force his way into the City box but he is met with three blue shirts blocking his way. City then start a counter-attack which ends with David Silva being brought down just outside the box. Freekick to the home side.

8' Burnley, set up in a 4-4-2 formation, looks well drilled when off the ball. Multiple banks of defence protecting Nick Pope.

5' Cancelo and Zinchenko staying in Burnley's half for the more part, stretching play and switching the direction of the attacks at will. Jack Cork clips FOden's ankles and the referee gives him a non-verbal warning.

2' Manchester City keeping hold of possession as expected but Burnley players are chasing the ball in the early minutes. Can they keep this up as the game ticks on?

KICKFOFF! Burnley, in its away colours, gets the game underway.

We are less than five minutes away from kickoff! With eight changes from the previous game, can Manchester City keep its momentum going or can Burnley cause an upset? Join the discussion on our Twitter page.

TEAM NEWS

Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, D Silva (C), Foden, Bernardo, Mahrez, Aguero

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Vydra, Rodriguez

Burnley captain Ben Mee said: "They looked sharp and in really good nick (against Arsenal) and we are going to have to be really focused and on our game to come up against them.

"They have had a little bit of experience in the surroundings they are going to be playing in with everything that is going on around the pitch before the games and the protocols, which is a little bit of an advantage to them as well.

"We are going to have to really turn up and perform like we can and be resolute and focused and work hard overall to get a result at a tough place to go."

Man City coach Pep Guardiola said: “The players arrived fresh and no problems - just a lack of physical condition. To get physical condition you have to play minutes.

"The problem is when you start playing every two, three days. I wont change 11 players every time, but I will use the chance to make five subs for every game.

"And the best will be ready to play in the FA Cup if we are lucky to get past Newcastle and especially Real Madrid (in the Champions League)."

Form guide: Burnley

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In all competitions: LDWWDD

Form guide: Manchester City

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What happened in the reverse fixture earlier this season?

Man City swept aside Burnley at Turf Moor in December. The defending champion completed an impressive 4-1 win through goals from Gabriel Jesus, Rodri and Riyad Mahrez.

Burnley team news updates

The Clarets have concerns over Chris Wood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, while Ashley Barnes will miss out as he continues to recover from a hernia operation.

Manchester City team news updates

Aymeric Laporte completed 70 minutes of City's 3-0 triumph over Arsenal, while Leroy Sane was named on the bench.

Eric Garcia was stretchered off, having collided with Ederson, and will miss the game.

John Stones, who missed the win over Arsenal with an ankle problem, could be fit and in contention to return.

Who are the match officials tonight?

  • Referee: Andre Marriner
  • Assistants: Marc Perry, Adrian Holmes
  • Fourth official: Andy Madley
  • VAR: Kevin Friend
  • Assistant VAR: Simon Beck.

Monday night is back! Manchester City could be playing its final match as champion of England when it welcomes Burnley to the Etihad Stadium tonight, if the fails to take all three points.

Pep Guardiola's side prolonged Liverpool's wait it s first league title in 30 years with a 3-0 win against Arsenal in its first game back. Burnley on the other hand will be playing its first game after the coronavirus-enforced break.