Burnley 1-4 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's men return to winning ways

Burnley 1-4 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's men return to winning ways

Manchester City ascended back to second spot on the log following their 4-1 win over Burnley as Gabriel Jesus bagged a brace in the game. 

City started the game with much intent after failing to win back to back games against Shakhtar Donetsk and West Ham United.

Jesus chance

Gabriel Jesus thought he had put City in front in the seventh minute but his goal was disallowed for offside after De Bruyne's corner found Angelino who belted a volley towards goal that went to Jesus, who instinctively flicked the ball in.

Jesus goal

Jesus was just getting warmed up as he finally put his name on the scoresheet in the 24th minute when De Bruyne played the ball to Silva and then Jesus, who curled a wonderful effort into the far corner to hand City the lead.

Bernardo chance

City should have doubled their lead in the 43rd minute when a brilliant counter-attack mustered by Sterling found De Bruyne then the Belgian gave it to Bernardo, who caught his sidefoot finish but Pope kept the ball out.

Jesus brace

The Blues finally doubled their lead five minutes after the resumption when City moved the ball around for ages before Bernardo Silva whipped an inswinging cross from the right. Jesus got in front of Bardsley to slam a volley in off the post from six yards.

Rodri goal

City put the game to bed in the 68th minute when Rodri made it 3-0 with a thumping finish. David Silva had a shot blocked, with the ball rebounding to Rodri just outside the penalty area. He waited for the ball to sit up before cutting across a vicious first-time shot that beat Pope and flew into the top of the net.

Mahrez goal

Riyadh Mahrez added a fourth in the 87th minute when he beat Mee with a stepover on the edge of the area and drove a low right-footed shot into the bottom corner to score his fourth goal of the season.

Brady goal

Burnley put some respect on the scoreline in the 89th minute when the ball ricocheted around the area and fell kindly for Robbie Brady, who slammed it past the outrushing Ederson as City failed to keep a clean sheet in the last seven games. 

Next assignments 

City next take on Manchester United in the Manchester Derby on Saturday while Burnely will look to pick themselves up against Tottenham Hotspur on the same day.

Match Statistics: Burnley 1-4 Manchester City