Manchester City pressure league leaders after 3-1 win over Burnley

Manchester City delivered a commanding performance against Burnley, picking a 3-1 win at home to stay in the Premier League title race.

Pep Guardiola’s side moved level on points with Arsenal, claiming the second spot after an impressive display that left Burnley struggling.

City’s Julian Alvarez, made a significant impact, scoring twice in the first half.

His first goal came from a header off Matheus Nunes’ right-sided cross, followed by a clinical finish from Kevin De Bruyne’s well-executed pass after a clever free-kick routine.

EPL: Manchester City pressure league leaders after 3-1 win over Burnley
Haaland was introduced for City after a long spell on the sideline due to injury – Getty image

Shortly after the break, Phil Foden’s run down the right flank set up Rodri, who extended City’s lead with a composed finish past Burnley’s goalie James Trafford.

Guardiola was able to reintroduce Erling Haaland, who had been sidelined with an injury, although the striker appeared slightly unfeat.

Meanwhile, Burnley managed a late consolation goal when Ameen Al-Dakhil capitalized on a brilliant run by David Datro Fofana to beat JoΕ‘ko Gvardiol in the 93rd minute.

With the win, City prepares for their upcoming clash against Brentford, while Burnley, who remain in 19th place, seven points away from safety, will host Fulham on Saturday.

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