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Manchester City v Burnley RECAP: Debutant Josh Benson stands out in heavy Clarets defeat

Burnley were condemned to a fourth successive 5-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Riyad Mahrez was the star of the show in City's five-star display as the Algerian international netted a hat-trick.

Benjamin Mendy and Ferran Torres were also on the scoresheet as City brushed Burnley aside with ease.

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The Clarets haven't triumphed in this fixture since March 1963 when beating their hosts 5-2 at Maine Road in the old Division One.

They did, however, prevail in August 1973 when Colin Waldron scored the only goal of the game in the FA Charity Shield - before games were staged at Wembley Stadium on a permanent basis.

Manchester City v Burnley RECAP: Debutant Josh Benson stands out in heavy Clarets defeat

Key Events

  • Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick in City’s 5-0 win over Burnley
  • Benjamin Mendy and Ferran Torres were also on the scoresheet
  • City also have two goals wiped out after VAR checks
  • Burnley’s last four visits to the Etihad Stadium have now ended in 5-0 defeats
  • The Clarets have lost seven games on the bounce away at Manchester City
  • Burnley haven’t recorded an away win against City since August 1973
  • The Clarets’ only victory in the past 26 meetings was a 1-0 win at Turf Moor in March 2015
  • Burnley have conceded 39 Premier League goals in this fixture - more than against any other side
  • The Clarets have lost six of their opening nine league fixtures for the first time since 1981-82 - when they were in the third tier

 

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Was debutant Josh Benson the best of a bad bunch against City?

The scores are in…

Full-time: Manchester City 5 Burnley 0

Four successive 5-0 defeats away at Manchester City for the Clarets

De Bruyne hits the woodwork

The Belgium international fires across goal but his effort comes back off the post

Peacock-Farrell’s blushes are spared as Jesus is adjudged to have been offside in the build up to the goalkeeper’s own goal.

GOAL: Manchester City 5 Burnley 0

It doesn’t get any better for Burnley

GOAL: Manchester City 4 Burnley 0

Torres gets in on the act for City

Benson close to a goal on his debut

Benson’s free kick deflected wide by Diaz

Rodriguez drive is repelled by Ederson

McNeil runs at goal but fires a shot over the top

Clarets not making it easy for themselves

De Bruyne flashes an effort wide after the Belgium international is afforded far too much space in front of goal.

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