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Mahrez Gets 10, De Bruyne With 9 | Manchester City Players Rated In Victory Vs Burnley

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Premier League giants Manchester City took a solid stride towards regaining their league form after a convincing 5-0 win against Burnley at the Etihad Stadium today. The Citizens started the game completely in the ascendancy, and at no point did it look like they were going to be troubled by the attacking intentions that the Clarets possessed. Riyad Mahrez was the man of the evening, as he scored a brilliant hat-trick, much to Pep Guardiola’s joy. Ferran Torres and Benjamin Mendy got in on the act as well, after a midfield masterclass by Belgian ace Kevin De Bruyne.

Here Are The Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley:

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley - Mahrez celebrates
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring their team’s fifth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley

Ederson – 6

The Brazilian keeper had very little to do in terms of shot-stopping tonight as the home side were completely dominant from start to finish. Only had the one save to make, and he did that well.

Kyle Walker – 8

Spent a majority of the fixture in the final third, and showed himself in an excellent light over the course of the ninety. Had very little to do defensively and linked up well with the city forwards.

John Stones – 8

The Englishman put up a dominant display in the heart of defence tonight as he didn’t allow the Burnley attackers any room in behind. Composed for the most part and looked nothing short of solid.

Ruben Dias – 7.5

Despite showing a couple of moments of weakness in the first-half, the summer signing had a rather comfortable outing at the back. Held his position well and wasn’t overly troubled by the tie.

Benjamin Mendy – 8

The speedster got up and down the flank with extreme ease and even managed to score what was an absolute peach of a goal in the first-half. Caused the Burnley defence lots of problems.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley - Torres celebrates
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Ferran Torres of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goalduring the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Martin Rickett – Pool/Getty Images)

Kevin De Bruyne – 9

The Belgian superstar ran the show in the middle of the park and ensured that the Burnley defenders didn’t have a moment to rest. Picked up two assists and almost scored a goal as well.

Rodri – 7

Although the midfielder was substituted at half-time in a tactical move by Guardiola, at no point in the tie did he look overly flustered. Did extremely well to create the opening goal as well.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7

The German wasn’t at his fluent attacking best tonight, but he was composed and collected when required to move the ball around. Sat in the slot and brought the other City players into the game.

Riyad Mahrez – 10

The former Leicester City man had what was undoubtedly his best game of the season so far, as he ripped the Burnley defence to shreds on multiple occasions. Scored his first hat-trick of the season too.

Gabriel Jesus – 7

Despite not getting on the scoresheet himself, there’s no denying that the Brazilian worked his absolute socks off for the sake of the team. Did well to find Torres ahead of the Citizens’ fourth as well.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Burnley - Mahrez leaves with the ball
Manchester City’s Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (C) leaves with the match ball after scoring a hattrick in the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 28, 2020. – Manchester City won the game 5-0. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

Ferran Torres – 7.5

The summer signing’s impressive start to life as a Manchester City player continued tonight, as he was composed with the ball at his feet. Scored one goal with ease, and could’ve easily had another.

Substitutes

Fernandinho – 7

The Brazilian veteran’s display was calm and composed as usual, and he passed the ball around with supreme levels of confidence as well.

Phil Foden – 7

The young Englishman continued on the path to stardom tonight after yet another sparkling substitute appearance. Played an excellent pass to Mahrez for the hat-trick goal.

Eric Garcia – 6

The youngster didn’t have too much to do in terms of defending, and hence had a rather comfortable evening overall.

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