Man City put three past Burnley to go five points clear

Aguero celebrates

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time goalscoring record as they beat Burnley to go eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Aguero’s first-half goal, from a controversial penalty, put City on their way to their record-equalling 11th straight win in all competitions, but they had to work hard to see off a resolute Clarets side.

The Burnley players were unhappy when referee Roger East pointed to the spot after visiting keeper Nick Pope tangled with Bernardo Silva, but replays showed Pope’s knee came down on Silva’s foot as he slid in.

Aguero moved level with Eric Brook’s tally of 177 goals for City on a day when they extended their lead over second-placed Manchester United, who lost 2-1 at Huddersfield.

Burnley, who arrived at Etihad Stadium on the back of a six-game unbeaten run, did not lie down and their determined approach limited further City chances.

Sean Dyche’s side had few sights of goal themselves, but it took two goals in the space of two second-half minutes from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane for the home side to make sure of the points.

Otamendi rose highest from Sane’s corner to power a header into the corner, despite the presence of Steven Defour on the post.

And Sane galloped on to a precise through ball from Kevin de Bruyne to score City’s third goal, their 20th in their past four home Premier League games.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Man City

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 30Otamendi
  • 18Delph
  • 17De BruyneSubstituted forGündoganat 80′minutes
  • 25FernandinhoBooked at 44minsSubstituted forY Touréat 78′minutes
  • 21Silva
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 10AgüeroSubstituted forJesusat 76′minutes
  • 19SanéBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

  • 1Bravo
  • 3Danilo
  • 7Sterling
  • 8Gündogan
  • 15Mangala
  • 33Jesus
  • 42Y Touré

Burnley

  • 29Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5TarkowskiBooked at 29mins
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 12Brady
  • 16DefourSubstituted forWestwoodat 84′minutes
  • 4CorkBooked at 52mins
  • 37Arfield
  • 13HendrickSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 71′minutes
  • 11WoodSubstituted forBarnesat 20′minutesBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 10Barnes
  • 17Berg Gudmundsson
  • 18Westwood
  • 22Lindegaard
  • 26Bardsley
  • 28Long
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
54,118

Match Stats

Home TeamMan CityAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City 3, Burnley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City 3, Burnley 0.

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Attempt missed. Leroy Sané (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.

Hand ball by Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Yaya Touré.

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Westwood replaces Steven Defour.

Foul by Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Ilkay Gündogan replaces Kevin De Bruyne.

Foul by Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Robbie Brady (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Yaya Touré replaces Fernandinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Agüero.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City 3, Burnley 0. Leroy Sané (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City 2, Burnley 0. Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leroy Sané with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Brady (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Johann Berg Gudmundsson replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Booking

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Attempt missed. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by David Silva.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Fernandinho.

Booking

Jack Cork (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fabian Delph (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Brady (Burnley).

goal

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