Anyone wants to join the party when they face Burnley, a heartless team crushed by City. There was no color because the distance between one and the other is unbridgeable. Dyche did not dare to stand up to Guardiola, simply because it was not believed that David could beat Goliath. At the Etihad, a Mahrez Plethora, superior to the rest, huge every time he was close to the area. The scary Burnley had no response to so much rival talent (5-0).
The Algerian decided that the clash would end soon. The winger capped City’s punishment of Burnley for defensive recklessness. In three passes: tac, tac, tac. The picture of Dyche as to find the 1-0 of Mahrez, which ended up sinking him. He did not come out anymore, crouched behind, as if everything was too big for him. It was a monologue of a City that needed an afternoon like this, without suffering. A loose triumph that allowed him to remember what he was not so long ago.
Dribble artist, as if it were Maradona, Mahrez fooled whoever got in his way to make it 2-0 at the Etihad. The City was so abundant that neither protested a bit that they annulled him, something doubtful. He was not going to win tight and it was not necessary to wear himself out for that trifle. Until Mendy left his signature before the break. The French player crossed with quality after another great pass from De Bruyne, king of attendance. Everything was sewing and singing, a pleasant afternoon, as almost always before the Burnley.
Although he jumped onto the court in a different way in the second half, the nightmare did not end for the visiting team. Ferran torres premiered in the Premier after a good move from Gabriel Jesus, which did not remain without less note for not marking. The battering ram has more duties and offers an intangible even though it is sometimes difficult to see. As in 5-0, again the work of Mahrez behind the center of Foden. Gabriel He did not intervene, but he gave the Algerian space to shine in Manchester.
Three goals from the former Leicester to sign a victory that could have been more scandalous were it not for the VAR, which annulled another goal for offside by Gabriel Jesus. Intrascendent to make the analysis of a meeting without sauce in which a dislocated Burnley neither wanted nor could. The City gave him a review from start to finish, led by a Mahrez that reconciled his team with instinct in attack. A good way to get some fresh air before starting the complicated month of December.
Manchester City, 5
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias (Eric Garcia, 70 ‘), Mendy; Rodri (Fernandinho 45 ‘), De Bruyne, Gündogan; Mahrez, Ferran Torres (Foden 67 ‘), Gabriel Jesus
Coach: Pep Guardiola
Peackock-Farrell; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Westwood, Benson, Rodriguez, McNeil; Barnes (Vydra, 81 ‘), Wood (Pieters, 67’)
Coach: Sean Dyche
Goals: 1-0, Mahrez (6 ‘), 2-0, Mahrez (22’), 3-0, Mendy (41 ‘), 4-0, Ferran Torres (66’), 5-0, Mahrez (69 ‘), 6-0, Peacock-Farrell (pp. 75’)
Referee: Lee Mason.