Burnley 1-4 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus scores twice in comfortable win

Published on: 03 December 2019

All of Gabriel Jesus' last 11 goals for Manchester City have been scored away from home

Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable victory at Burnley.

City had won only once in their previous five games in all competitions to start the day 11 points behind leaders Liverpool.

But they were convincing at Turf Moor with Jesus curling home a fine opener for his first goal in 11 games.

The Brazilian then volleyed home Bernardo Silva's cross after the break.

Midfielder Rodri added a sweet third from 20 yards and substitute Riyad Mahrez netted a fourth to take them back into second place in the league.

Robbie Brady blasted in a late consolation for the Clarets, his first Premier League goal in more than two years.

The match had the unusual kick-off time of 20:15 GMT because it was being streamed live online by Amazon.

Leicester could move back above the champions if they get a point or more at home to Watford on Wednesday.

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Slick City get the job done

After a dispiriting month of results - a devastating defeat by Liverpool, two Champions League draws and a narrow win over Chelsea followed by a 2-2 draw with Newcastle - the three points was the most important thing to City.

"Burnley away is always Burnley away, so we will just try to win," City boss Pep Guardiola said before the game. The team had come away with two narrow wins and a draw in their three visits to Turf Moor under the Catalan.

This one did not feel like such hard work.

They created plenty of chances against a side just trying to contain them - and thought they had led early on when Jesus flicked in from Angelino's volley but was flagged offside.

The 22-year-old did not look like a player out of form - he had not scored in 10 games for club and country - when he curled home from the edge of the box from David Silva's pass.

Kevin de Bruyne - who was involved in the build-up to that goal - was instrumental in midfield with a couple of shots on target, as well as his usual passing game.

City looked comfortable all the way through and the second goal came when De Bruyne passed to Bernardo, whose cross was volleyed into the top corner by Jesus.

Jesus is now the third top scoring Brazilian in Premier League history - with 32. Only Liverpool players past and present Philippe Coutinho (41) and Roberto Firmino (52) have scored more.

He went close to a hat-trick when he swept a shot wide of the far post from a tight angle.

His return to goalscoring form has come at an important time with the club's record top scorer Sergio Aguero out for a few weeks with a thigh injury.

City had time for two more goals.

Club-record signing Rodri blasted home on the bounce from outside the box after David Silva's shot was blocked. And Bernardo set up Mahrez, who took on several Burnley defenders before guiding home his 50th Premier League strike.

More to follow.

    Line-ups Match Stats Live Text

Line-ups

Burnley

    1Pope

    26Bardsley

    5Tarkowski

    6Mee

    23Pieters

    25Lennon

    8DrinkwaterSubstituted forBarnesat 59'minutes

    4Cork

    11McNeilSubstituted forBradyat 75'minutes

    13HendrickBooked at 86mins

    9WoodSubstituted forRodriguezat 59'minutes

Substitutes

    2Lowton

    10Barnes

    12Brady

    14Gibson

    19Rodriguez

    20Hart

    27Vydra

Man City

    31Ederson

    2Walker

    30Otamendi

    25FernandinhoSubstituted forGarcíaat 85'minutes

    12Angelino

    17De BruyneSubstituted forFodenat 80'minutes

    16Rodri

    21Silva

    20Bernardo SilvaBooked at 15mins

    9Gabriel Jesus

    7SterlingSubstituted forMahrezat 72'minutes

Substitutes

    1Bravo

    5Stones

    22Mendy

    26Mahrez

    27Cancelo

    47Foden

    50García

Referee:

Jonathan Moss

Attendance:

20,101

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamMan City

Possession

Home24%

Away76%

Shots

Home4

Away17

Shots on Target

Home2

Away8

Corners

Home3

Away6

Fouls

Home9

Away6

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Burnley 1, Manchester City 4.

Full TimePosted at 90'+4'

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Manchester City 4.

Posted at 90'+1'

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 90'+1'

Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley).

Goal!Posted at 89'

Goal! Burnley 1, Manchester City 4. Robbie Brady (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

Goal!Posted at 87'

Goal! Burnley 0, Manchester City 4. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

BookingPosted at 86'

Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 86'

David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 86'

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Burnley).

SubstitutionPosted at 85'

Substitution, Manchester City. Eric García replaces Fernandinho.

Posted at 85'

Attempt missed. Angeliño (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

Posted at 82'

Angeliño (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 82'

Foul by Aaron Lennon (Burnley).

SubstitutionPosted at 80'

Substitution, Manchester City. Phil Foden replaces Kevin De Bruyne.

Posted at 77'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

SubstitutionPosted at 75'

Substitution, Burnley. Robbie Brady replaces Dwight McNeil.

SubstitutionPosted at 72'

Substitution, Manchester City. Riyad Mahrez replaces Raheem Sterling.

Goal!Posted at 68'

Goal! Burnley 0, Manchester City 3. Rodrigo (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Posted at 68'

Attempt blocked. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Posted at 66'

Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Posted at 62'

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Nicolás Otamendi.

Posted at 62'

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Angeliño.

Posted at 60'

Attempt saved. Dwight McNeil (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Posted at 60'

Foul by Rodrigo (Manchester City).

Posted at 60'

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

SubstitutionPosted at 59'

Substitution, Burnley. Jay Rodriguez replaces Chris Wood.

SubstitutionPosted at 59'

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Daniel Drinkwater.

Posted at 58'

Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Angeliño.

Posted at 57'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Dwight McNeil.

Posted at 57'

Attempt blocked. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Posted at 53'

Attempt missed. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Angeliño.

Goal!Posted at 50'

Goal! Burnley 0, Manchester City 2. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross.

Posted at 49'

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 49'

Foul by Erik Pieters (Burnley).

Second HalfPosted at

Second Half begins Burnley 0, Manchester City 1.

Half TimePosted at 45'+3'

First Half ends, Burnley 0, Manchester City 1.

Posted at 43'

Attempt saved. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Posted at 43'

Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Wood.

Posted at 42'

Attempt blocked. Dwight McNeil (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Lennon with a cross.

Posted at 42'

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City).

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Source: bbc.com

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