The Etihad Stadium
FA Premier League
Referee: Jonathan Moss of West Yorkshire
|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'|
|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|
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.