Manchester City 5-0 Burnley: Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez doubles in thrashing

 Manchester City 5-0 Burnley: Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez doubles in thrashing

Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez were the stars of the show as they both scored doubles in Manchester City’s 5-0 thrashing of Burnley.

Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the 3-0 win against Arsenal on Wednesday with Foden handed a rare Premier League start. It took only 22 minutes for him to justify his selection with a thunderous finish from the edge of the area.Sponsored link

It was Mahrez who scored a quick double before the break to put City in control, lashing home the first (43) before dispatching from the penalty spot (45+3) after Ben Mee was penalised for catching Sergio Aguero on the foot following a VAR review.

David Silva (51) added another shortly after the restart before Foden (63) rounded things off with a close range finish to make it a third successive 5-0 win against Burnley at the Etihad in all competitions.

The victory means Liverpool cannot win the Premier League title against Crystal Palace this week with City trailing them by 20 points. Should Guardiola’s side also win against Chelsea on Thursday, it could all come down to Liverpool’s visit to the Etihad on Thursday July 2, live on Sky Sports.Sponsored Links

Burnley remain in 11th on 39 points.

How Manchester City ran over Burnley again

It took a little while for the game to get going, and City had some flashes of goal. In the 16th minute, Joao Cancelo tried his luck from 30 yards but it flew well wide before some superb play from David Silva saw him play in Bernardo Silva, but the Portuguese’s right-footed shot flashed past the near post.

Ayomide Oyewole

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