Burnley vs Man City player ratings as Kevin De Bruyne flicks the switch to put the champions in cruise control at Turf Moor
First half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan restored City’s place at the top of the Premier League table.
By Dan Black
Published 2nd Apr 2022, 18:02 GMT
The Belgium international put the treble-chasing visitors ahead after just five minutes when picking out the top corner from Raheem Sterling’s cushioned pass.
City, who briefly dropped to second after Liverpool took care of Watford in the day’s early kick-off, doubled their lead in the 25th minute as Gundogan steered the ball past Nick Pope from another Sterling assist.
Not an easy game to come into by any stretch of the imagination, but did okay on the whole. Performed well in the air, picked up intelligent positions to clear the danger when the ball came into the box from wide areas, but could arguably have done more to prevent City's second. Photo: Andy Ford/Burnley FC
Most of the ex-England international's work was against the ball, as expected, but he did provide a few fleeting moments of creativity going forward. Provided the delivery for Burnley's best chance of the game when Brownhill's header drifted wide of the post. Photo: Mike Hewitt
Boss Sean Dyche accepted that the winger looked 'off it physically' as he was withdrawn at the start of the second half. Really struggled to make an impression on the ball, and seemed jaded when attempting to get back to lend Taylor a hand. Photo: Lewis Storey
Couldn't lay a glove on either Rodri or De Bruyne, who were afforded far too much time on the ball. Bust a gut to get back behind the ball when City broke and had Burnley's best chance of the game in the opening minutes. Photo: Nathan Stirk