- Manchester City vs Burnley, as expected, ended in victory for the Citizens who fired from all cylinders
- Goals by Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne were enough to hand the defending champions all three points
- It was much of a one-sided affair as the sky blues dominated most parts of the encounter on Saturday afternoon
Manchester City were impressive on Saturday afternoon defeating Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Pep Guardiola's side took the lead as early the 12th minute following after Bernardo Silva slotted home to put his side ahead.
In the 27th minute, Burnley came close when Maxwel Cornet's left footed shot from the right side of the box was close, but missed the left post.
In the second half, Bernardo Silva almost got his brace after a left-footed shot that hit the goalpost, but the ball went wide.
And in the 70th minute, Kevin De Bruyne struck a left-footed shot from the center of the box into the bottom left corner and into the back of the net.
At full time it was 2-0 victory for the hosts and now Manchester City are placed in second position overall after getting the triumph at home and with their people.
On the other hand, Vavel.com reports that the first half started off very tight, with chances for both teams, however, Burnley gradually faded away while Manchester City grew stronger as the minutes went by, resulting in a lead on the scoreboard.
In the second half, the Citizens continued to dominate but could not find the goal that would end the game, it was not until Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 70th minute to seal the victory for the Citizens over the visitors.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool stormed to the top of the Premier League table, at least temporarily, after another strong away performance saw off a helpless Watford in Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge of the Hornets.
The Red’s potent front three of Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane all got on the score sheet as Jurgen Klopp’s side completely dominated the newly-promoted Watford at Vicarage Road as it ended 5-0.
Liverpool were without the services of goalkeeper Alisson, who could not make the game having just come from international duty, and was replaced by Caoimhín Odhrán Kelleher in goal.
Source: Sports Brief News