Pep Guardiola ensured his team bounces back from their last disappointing 2-2 outing against Newcastle United and this time they made sure they got the job done by beating Burnley at Torf Moore 1-4.
Manchester who were looking to bounce back from a poor run of form kicked off the match with hopes of getting a win which saw them creating more chances at the beginning of the game only for them not to hit the target or turn to a goal.
Fifteen minutes into the game City midfielder Bernardo Silva got booked yellow after going hard on a Burnley player while trying to win the ball for his team to hit on an attack.
The match got interesting when the away team Man City got the opener through Gabriel Jesus stunner with just twenty-four minutes gone in the match after playmaker David Silva orchestrated a killer pass that the Brazilian smashed in to make it 0-1.
The first half ended with Manchester City taking the lead after a very tough first half which saw the away team taking full control forcing the home team Burnley to do the hard work of defending for their lives.
Second half was another different ball game as the home team came in very strong than they did in the first half but the quality of Pep Guardiola’s side proved to be the key factor as they got the game under control in no time forcing the home team to fall back and defend.
It took Citizens fifty minutes to increase their lead and once again it was the Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus on target after racing through to meet Bernardo Silva pass and dispatched it neatly inside the net to make it 0-2.
The tempo of the match slowed down a little bit as the scoreline change with City just playing to kill off time and the home team pulling all efforts to get one back and hope to get leveller but it wasn’t going their way as the strong City defense stood in their way of getting that goal.
The visitors hit on an attack which saw Spanish midfielder David Silva gets in a strike but the shot was blocked by a defender, and Rodri got the ball and strikes it past the goalkeeper to increase to lead to 0-3 with sixty-eight gone.
With eighty four minutes into the match Algerian player Riyad Mahrez got the fourth goal for Manchester City as look to be cruising with a comfortable lead over their host with assist from Bernardo Silva.
The home team finally got their consolation goal through Brady after eighty nine minutes with one minute and extra time left in the game which was the only thing Burnley could savaged from the game as Jonathan Moss ended the match 1-4 in favour of City