Rahim Sterling’s first two Manchester City goals of the season – and Ferran Torres’ first for the club – guaranteed to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at Burnley’s expense.
City dominated the game before England forward Benjamin Mendy’s cross was successful and Burnley keeper Bailey Peacock-Ferrell had to refuse sterling twice.
His second Spy Winger was the closest end to Torres Cross before Joined from Valencia In August Gust. For 20.78m, put a tie out of reach of Burnley with an instinctive finish to end a fine individual performance.
Burnley struggled to seize the opportunity and needed a fine block by Peacock-Farrell to deny Stirling, who has scored 33 goals for City since the start of his season, his hat-trick.
It was the right response from Pep Guardiola’s side after their 5-2 home run Dribbling by Leicester City Last sunday.
The quarter-finals will be drawn on Thursday after Liverpool’s tie against Arsenal (19:45 BST).
Night of wealth for the city
After last night’s nightmare, the city was more positive as 18-year-old Cole Palmer offered a glimpse of the future, while key center-back American Lapport made a quiet impression on his return.
Palmer, a fan of the Jewish City boy who was born in Whitewash, showed a glimmer of promise on his senior debut.
There was an attempt by the teenager who went to the bar and then Burnley cleared it and tried to pick out Sterling to complete his hat trick.
Leporte, j Tested positive for coronavirus Earlier this month, it was his first appearance of the season.
On the Burnley side that lacked a cutting edge, the Frenchman helped City in the first clean sheet from 26 July.
Claretz raised two voices for the penalty, the first when Charlie Taylor went inside the penalty area and the second after Kyle Walker’s challenge on winger Dwight McNeil.
Referee Andrew Medley dismissed both appeals and, without running a video assistant referee to review and give the Claretes a glimmer of hope, ended the Burnley run in the contest.
‘Away from our best’ – what they said
Burnley boss Sean Daishe: “We thought we had to have a strong side, we would stretch and we were trying to relax people, but we couldn’t really go because we had to move on.
“I know Manchester City have suffered a few injuries themselves, but they still put some good players there and they performed to win the game.”
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: “It was important that we didn’t admit and the team was generally good. We’re still far from our best because we haven’t trained much. We have a lot of players, six covid and four injuries.
“But one-on-one, when we have all our teams, we’ll get better
“Ferran Torres needs to improve on some things, because we haven’t trained much or talked much. He has the skills, he’s young, he’s aggressive and he can play on both sides.”
While Burnley are in Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday (20:00 BST), Manchester City are away at Leeds (17:30) earlier in the day.
- 2LawtonSubstitute forBirdsleyOn 79 ‘Minutes
- 27OtterSubstitute forWoodOn 45 ‘Minutes
- 10BarnesSubstitute forBensonOn 69 ‘Minutes
- 2Waker KarSubstitute forHarwood-BaylissOn 66 ‘Minutes
- 17D. BrianSubstitute forBernardo SilvaOn 64 ‘MinutesBooked at 90 minutes
- 16RodrySubstitute forWhatOn 74 ‘Minutes
- 7SterlingBooked at 76 minutes
- 20Bernardo Silva
Match ends, Burnley 0, Manchester City 3.
Second Half finished, Burnley 0, Manchester City 3.
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) has been shown a yellow card for offense.
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).
Attempt blocked. Left foot shot blocked between Phil Birdsley (Burnley) Bucks. Assisted by Dwight McNeil.
Side Fascide, Manchester City. Zac Stephen Ball through ball, but Rahim Sterling caught the ball.
Attempt saved. The Dwight McNeil (Burnley) header from the middle of the box is saved in the center of the target. Charlie Taylor’s help with the cross.
Corner, Manchester City. Followed by Josh Brownhill.
Missed attempt. Eric Peters (Burnley) misses a left foot shot from the left side. Assistance following the situation of the group by James Tarkowski.
Substitute, Burnley. Phil Birdsley replaces Matthew Lawton due to injury.
Rahim Sterling (Manchester City) has been shown a yellow card for bad offense.
Foul by Rahim Sterling (Manchester City).
Matthew Lawton (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Manchester City. Followed by Matthew Lawton.
Corner, Manchester City. Followed by Belly Peacock-Farrell.
Substitute, Manchester City. Nathan Aka replaces Rodrigo.
Foul by Cole Palmer (Manchester City).
Josh Brownhill (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Rahim Sterling (Manchester City) Right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the middle of the goal. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez through the ball
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