Burnley in Manchester only at eye level at times the Highlights
- Title : Burnley in Manchester only at eye level at times the Highlights
De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva make the difference: ManCity defeated Burnley sovereign. On Saturday afternoon, the Skyblues drove a safe 2-0 home win against Burnley. Manchester City missed almost nothing against one of their favorite opponents for the entire season.
After the international break, the home side had to do without goalkeeper Ederson and striker Gabriel Jesus, who both returned too late from their trip with the Brazilian national team. The Citizens' starting line-up included De Bruyne, Mahrez and Sterling. Ex-Düsseldorf Steffen kept the box on Saturday afternoon.
The favored Skyblues, who acted very dominantly, got off to a better start in the game. Logically, Bernardo Silva completed an early 1-0 lead (12th). City stayed on the trigger, but missed another goal through Sterling (16th). After this chance, the guests slowly found a way to keep City out of the dangerous rooms and to put some needle pricks. Brownhill missed the best opportunity to equalize (35th). Until the break, Burnley acted almost at eye level and made life difficult for the Citizens.
De Bruyne hits after City's pressure phase
After the break, Mahrez set the first exclamation mark (50th) with his slat beater, before Pope was there at the last moment before Foden (53rd). City then had everything under control and was able to convert the superiority into the left corner with De Bruyne's powerful flick (70th). After the second hit, the Skyblues took the pace out and played the lead over time. Burnley FC lacked the ideas and opportunities to radiate real danger again. The only significant chance of the guests was the hitherto completely inconspicuous Wood, but he chased the ball from five meters over the goal (80.)
The Skyblues missed their 5-0 streak in their last five home games against Burnley, but the goal difference in the last nine direct duels is still impressive at 32-1. With the three, the Citizens keep in touch with front-runner Liverpool, who have one more point in their account.