The Clarets generally performed well against the reigning champions and stood up to the task well, but they had no answer for Haaland’s ruthless finishing.
The Norwegian scored a first-half brace to give Vincent Kompany’s side a mountain to climb, before Rodri added a third in the second 45.
Here’s how Burnley’s players rated:
Erling Haaland proved to be the difference despite Burnley's promising performance Photo: Michael Regan
2. James Trafford - 7/10
Not much he could have done about the three goals. Comfortable with the ball at his feet though and showed bravery to come off his line. Photo: Michael Regan
3. Connor Roberts - 6/10
Didn’t give much away playing further forward as a wing-back, but kept fairly quiet in an offensive manner. Photo: Nathan Stirk
4. Jordan Beyer - 7/10
Defended solidly, making some important blocks. Looked to have suffered with cramp during the second-half. Photo: Fran Santiago