Premier League: Foden and Mahrez doubles assist Manchester City crush Burnley 5-0

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Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored two targets apiece because the hosts confirmed their spectacular energy in depth, making eight modifications however nonetheless crushing a woeful Burnley 5-Zero within the Premier League at The Etihad stadium on Monday. The end result leaves second-placed City 20 factors behind runaway league leaders Liverpool with eight video games remaining and Juergen Klopp’s aspect can not now clinch the title with a victory in opposition to Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday.

If City win at Chelsea on Thursday then Liverpool might safe their first league crown in 30 years in opposition to Pep Guardiola’s aspect in Manchester on July 2.

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On Monday, Burnley boss Sean Dyche might solely identify seven of the allowed 9 substitutes, two of them goalkeepers, together with his inexperienced bench with out 4 regulars who haven’t signed contract extensions and it was a protracted night time for the Clarets.

Talented 20-year-old Foden, making simply his fourth begin of the season, opened the scoring within the 22nd minute, drilling a low shot from over 20 metres previous keeper Nick Pope after a short-corner routine.

Riyad Mahrez made it 2-Zero with an outstanding end, gathering a protracted move from Fernandinho after which jinking previous the Burnley defence earlier than firing residence.

City made it 3-Zero simply earlier than the break when a VAR evaluate dominated that Burnley’s Ben Mee had fouled Sergio Aguero contained in the field and, whereas the Argentine striker went off injured, Mahrez transformed from the spot.

Burnley’s defending was then sloppy at a nook once more, with Foden left free to cleverly select Bernardo Silva who put a ball throughout the face of aim for David Silva to slip residence six minutes into the second half.

The excellent Foden made it 5-Zero within the 63rd minute, ending off a sweeping counter-attack.

“I prefer to suppose that was my finest recreation in a City shirt,” stated Foden. “I’m nonetheless studying every single day and I’m nonetheless younger however I’m simply comfortable after I put a efficiency like that in”.


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