Date: 20th October 2018 at 4:57pm
Written by:
Manchester City
5 – 0
Burnley

The Etihad Stadium

FA Premier League

Referee: Jonathan Moss of West Yorkshire

Manchester City Burnley
Agüero (17'), Bernardo Silva (54'), Fernandinho (56'), Mahrez (83'), Sané (90')
31 Ederson 20 Joe Hart
5 John Stones 2 Matthew Lowton
4 Vincent Kompany
 
5 James Tarkowski
14 Aymeric Laporte 6 Ben Mee
22 Benjamin Mendy 3 Charlie Taylor
20 Bernardo Silva De Bruyne 58' 7 Berg Gudmundsson
25 Fernandinho 16 Steven Defour Barnes 75'
21 David Silva Foden 75' 4 Jack Cork
 
26 Riyad Mahrez 25 Aaron Lennon Westwood 69'
10 Sergio Agüero Jesus 66' 13 Jeff Hendrick
 
19 Leroy Sané 9 Sam Vokes Wood 69'

Substitutes

7 Raheem Sterling 1 Tom Heaton
17 Kevin De Bruyne 10 Ashley Barnes
30 Nicolas Otamendi 11 Chris Wood
33 Gabriel Jesus 18 Ashley Westwood
35 Oleks Zinchenko 26 Phil Bardsley
47 Philip Foden 27 Matej Vydra
49 Aro Muric 28 Kevin Long

Game Statistics

25 Goal attempts 5
10 On Target 0
10 Corners 1
11 Fouls 4
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
70 % 30

Johnny On The Spot: #BOOM. A potentially pivotal week in Manchester City’s season is off to a flyer with a clinical dismantling of a combative but limited Burnley. Ominously for the rest of the Premier League the statistics are again beginning to build in Pep Guardiola and his centurions favour.

The Blues have now kept a 5th consecutive clean sheet and 9 games into the campaign are already averaging a fraction under 3 goals per game with a +23 goal difference in the bank.

Beefing up the feel good factor Kun Agüero is now one goal shy of 150 in England’s top flight and Kevin De Bruyne is back and oozing class. Regardless of what any of the other title chasers are delivering, City are firmly on track in their title defence.

The importance of this sublime win cannot be over-emphasised enough ahead of the long flight on Monday night to face Shakhtar in midweek before the champions benefit from a welcome long weekend off culminating in a Monday nighter at uncompromising Spurs. The fixture roll out in this critical run could not be kinder because after those two difficult aways are negotiated,  the bouyant Etihad faithful can look forward to 4 consecutive home games inside 11 November days.

The Blue Moon is most definitely rising again. JB’s Man of The Match today was Fernandinho who generated another essential performance.

 

One Reply to “Five Star Champions Perfect Storm Batters Burnley”

  • You know something? We didn’t even come close to playing to our full potential in that game. It was a stroll in second gear.

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