Man Metropolis 5-0 Burnley: Riyad Mahrez hat-trick in dominant win

Man Metropolis 5-0 Burnley: Riyad Mahrez hat-trick in dominant win

Royad Mahrez scores for Manchester City against
Riyad Mahrez’s opener for Metropolis was his a centesimal objective involvement within the Premier League (59 targets, 41 assists)

Riyad Mahrez scored his first Manchester Metropolis hat-trick as Pep Guardiola’s facet beat Burnley 5-0 at Etihad Stadium for the fourth time in a row.

The Algerian curled two first-half efforts into the nook to ease any issues a few perceived Metropolis scoring drought.

Benjamin Mendy drove residence Kevin de Bruyne’s cross for his first Metropolis objective earlier than half-time and Ferran Torres turned residence his first Premier League objective after the break following a short interval of Burnley strain.

Mahrez steered the hosts to their largest win of the season by finishing his first treble since scoring all three for Leicester Metropolis in a victory at Swansea Metropolis in December 2015 because the Foxes marched in the direction of the title.

It may have been worse for guests Burnley – and their keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who was making his Premier League debut with first-choice Nick Pope lacking due to damage.

Along with De Bruyne slamming a shot in opposition to a publish within the remaining minute, Torres and Gabriel Jesus each had targets disallowed for offside – with each having concerned main errors from the Northern Eire keeper.

“It was necessary to come back again with a victory within the Premier League,” mentioned Metropolis boss Guardiola, whose facet had misplaced 2-0 to Tottenham of their earlier league sport.

“We play quite a lot of video games so to play 90 minutes and keep stage will not be straightforward, however there are at all times issues to enhance on.

“It is necessary for our folks to attain targets and it’s a likelihood for them to maintain enjoying.”

Man Metropolis’s favorite opponents

With solely 10 targets of their opening eight Premier League video games and Sergio Aguero lacking with a knee damage, it was simply as nicely Burnley have been Metropolis’s guests on Saturday.

Guardiola’s facet have dominated a variety of opponents through the Spaniard’s time England, however the arrival of Sean Dyche’s Clarets on the Etihad is as close to a house banker as it’s attainable to get.

Metropolis have now scored 27 instances in six matches in opposition to Burnley on this floor and as soon as Mahrez had damaged the impasse there was by no means an opportunity they might be thwarted.

The guests merely couldn’t afford the sort of error that noticed central defender James Tarkowski get caught out of place near the touchline after simply six minutes, as Metropolis swept the ball throughout the pitch and Mahrez stepped inside to curve residence.

Riyad Mahrez
Mahrez scored twice in opposition to Burnley at residence final season

Mahrez additionally has a very liking for Burnley – he has now scored eight instances in opposition to them.

His second, one other well-struck shot that curled in on the far nook, was the primary time the Algeria winger had scored two in a sport because the corresponding fixture final season.

When left-back Mendy smashed residence an outstanding volley from De Bruyne’s cross, it was the primary time Metropolis had scored three within the first half of a sport since they hammered Liverpool in July. It was the primary time they’d scored three in any respect since their opening sport of the season.

These statistics are at odds with earlier campaigns, when Metropolis have nearly scored at will – and Burnley might be forgiven for considering not a lot has modified, particularly as soon as Torres and Mahrez had transformed their second-half efforts.

Now Metropolis’s activity is to point out they will harm totally different opposition in the identical means.

A troublesome afternoon for Clarets

Bailey Peacock-Farrell tries to stop the ball from going over the line
Bailey Peacock-Farrell had an own-goal reprieve because the video assistant referee dominated it out

This was one other chastening afternoon for Burnley, who’ve received only one sport all season and face the very actual prospect of dropping again into the underside three earlier than this spherical of fixtures is full.

Dyche will certainly be sad on the lapses in focus that led to Metropolis’s first two targets and England keeper Pope must regain his health rapidly given the troubles Peacock-Farrell endured.

Burnley’s different debutant, 20-year-old midfielder Josh Benson, got here closest for the guests when his second-half free-kick was deflected narrowly large.

In reality, Benson was not in the identical class as the boys he was opposing – though, not for the primary time in current seasons, that might be mentioned for each Burnley participant.

“You may’t begin a sport with a gameplan then throw it out of the window with a mistake that early in opposition to this group,” mentioned Dyche.

“They use the ball so nicely and there is motion all over the place, so it turns into a troublesome afternoon.

“We’ve acquired accidents galore in the intervening time. We recovered then acquired 4 or 5 extra this week. We performed into their palms. We performed a brief go which wasn’t wanted. We wished to place it on prime of them however we did not do it.”

Peacock-Farrell’s undesirable report – the stats

  • Manchester Metropolis have received their previous seven conferences with Burnley by an combination rating of 28-1.
  • Burnley have misplaced seven of their previous 10 Premier League video games, after dropping simply considered one of their 15 earlier than that.
  • Metropolis are solely the second facet in Soccer League historical past to win 4 successive residence video games by 5 or extra targets in opposition to the identical opponent, after Notts County did so in opposition to Port Vale between October 1893 and February 1907.
  • Solely in 1888-89 have Burnley misplaced extra of their opening 9 matches of a top-flight season than the six they’ve this time period.
  • Mahrez has scored seven targets in his previous 4 Premier League appearances in opposition to Burnley – and has netted extra league targets in opposition to them (eight) than he has in opposition to another opponent.
  • Since his Premier League debut (for Chelsea in August 2013), Manchester Metropolis’s De Bruyne has supplied 71 assists within the competitors, eight greater than another participant, regardless of making solely three appearances throughout the primary two campaigns in that point.
  • Mendy’s first Metropolis objective got here in his sixtieth look for the membership.
  • Torres netted his first league objective for Metropolis together with his 14th shot within the competitors and on his seventh look.
  • Burnley’s Peacock-Farrell turned simply the third goalkeeper to concede 5 or extra targets on their Premier League debut, after John Sheffield in 1994 (5, Swindon v Aston Villa) and Matt Murray in 2003 (5, Wolves v Blackburn).

What subsequent?

Manchester Metropolis journey to Porto within the Champions League on Tuesday (20:00 GMT kick-off), whereas Burnley host Everton within the Premier League on Saturday, 5 December (12:30).

Participant of the match

MahrezRiyad Mahrez

Burnley

  1. Squad quantity11Participant identifyMcNeil

  2. Squad quantity9Participant identifyWooden

  3. Squad quantity41Participant identifyBenson

  4. Squad quantity10Participant identifyBarnes

  5. Squad quantity18Participant identifyWestwood

  6. Squad quantity27Participant identifyVydra

  7. Squad quantity23Participant identifyPieters

  8. Squad quantity15Participant identifyPeacock-Farrell

  9. Squad quantity19Participant identifyRodriguez

  10. Squad quantity3Participant identifyTaylor

  11. Squad quantity6Participant identifyMee

  12. Squad quantity2Participant identifyLowton

  13. Squad quantity5Participant identifyTarkowski

Line-ups

Man Metropolis

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 3Rúben DiasSubstituted forGarcíaat 70′minutes
  • 22Mendy
  • 16RodriSubstituted forFernandinhoat 45′minutes
  • 8Gündogan
  • 26Mahrez
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 21TorresSubstituted forFodenat 67′minutes
  • 9Gabriel Jesus

Substitutes

  • 7Sterling
  • 13Steffen
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 27Cancelo
  • 47Foden
  • 50García

Burnley

  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 19Rodriguez
  • 18Westwood
  • 41Benson
  • 10BarnesSubstituted forVydraat 81′minutes
  • 11McNeil
  • 9WoodenSubstituted forPietersat 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 23Pieters
  • 25Norris
  • 27Vydra
  • 28Lengthy
  • 34Dunne
  • 44Goodridge

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