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Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City secured their second win after the resumption of football in a 5-0 thrashing of Sean Dyche’s Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. The Citizens were the dominant side right from the off, owing largely to the fact that both the Clarets’ first-choice striking options were unavailable due to injury. In the end, the fixture turned out to be a stroll in the park for Pep Guardiola’s men, with goals from Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and David Silva settling the tie.

Here Are The Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley - Foden comes off for Sane
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Phil Foden of Manchester City is replaced with Leroy Sane of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on June 22, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley

Ederson – 7

The shot-stopper was a mere spectator for most of this match as the Burnley attack didn’t create anything meaningful in the final third. Impressed with his general distribution and vision.

Joao Cancelo – 6.5

The speedster wasn’t able to have the impact he might’ve liked in the final third, but linked up well with the attackers in glimpses. Covered his flank effectively and got forward when possible.

Nicolas Otamendi – 6.5

The Argentine veteran had a comfortable ninety minutes in the heart of defence tonight as the Burnley front-line never looked like it was going to cause any problems. Positioned himself well.

Fernandinho – 7

The Brazilian was completely solid at the back as usual, as he commandeered the defence line efficiently. Didn’t give the Burnley attackers any second balls to feed off and was first to everything.

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7

The Ukrainian was deployed in the inverted full-back role tonight, which meant he spent a lot of time in the middle of the park. The link-up play was fluid, and he delivered a couple of good crosses too.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley - Guardiola instructs the players
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during a drinks break during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on June 22, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

David Silva – 7.5

The veteran was undoubtedly City’s midfield commander on the night, as he moved the ball around with confidence to create spaces in between the deep-lying Burnley lines. Scored a goal as well.

Rodri – 6.5

The Spaniard helped Guardiola’s side maintain control of the midfield area with his physical presence and heading ability. Fluent with his passing and displayed good vision in possession.

Bernardo Silva – 8

The versatile winger started the game positioned as one of the midfielders but was soon seen popping up in all kinds of dangerous positions. Picked up two assists and oozed confidence on the ball.

Phil Foden – 9

The youngster was Manchester City’s best player on the night by a country mile. Showed dazzling finesse with his forward passing and movement, and stepped up with two delectable goals as well.

Sergio Aguero – 6

The Argentine forward tried to influence the first-half but generally struggled to make things happen in the Burnley box. Picked up an injury just before half-time and was subbed off.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley - Mahrez celebrates his goal
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates with his team after scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on June 22, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Riyad Mahrez – 7.5

The trickster changed the complexion of the entire fixture in a matter of two minutes before half-time. Brilliant dribble through the Burnley defence for the first, and put away a penalty for the second.

Substitutes

Gabriel Jesus – 7

The Brazilian tried to make something happen in the final third of the pitch and ended up finishing the night with an assist to his name for Foden’s goal. Some good touches in and around the Burnley box.

Kevin De Bruyne – 7

The Belgian added some energy and directness in the middle of the park as the Burnley midfield line began to show signs of fatigue. Created a couple of good opportunities which were wasted by teammates.

Aymeric Laporte – 6

The centre-half didn’t have too much to do after coming on but played some excellent passes out from the back. Wasn’t really called into action by the Burnley attack in the last half an hour of the tie.

Leroy Sané – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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