Burnley 0-3 Manchester City: Rahim Sterling scores twice in Carabao Cup

Burnley 0-3 Manchester City: Rahim Sterling scores twice in Carabao Cup
Man has been unbeaten in the Manchester City competition since October 2016

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.

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Cole Palmer and Rahim Sterling celebrate Manchester City goals against Burnley in the Carabao Cup
Celebrate with Cole Palmer Rahim Sterling during Manchester City’s win over Burnley in the Carabao Cup

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.”

What’s next

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.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 15More-Farrell
  • 2LawtonSubstitute forBirdsleyOn 79 ‘Minutes
  • 28Long
  • 5Tarkovsky
  • 3Taylor
  • 11McNeil
  • 18Westwood
  • 8Brownhill
  • 23Peter
  • 27OtterSubstitute forWoodOn 45 ‘Minutes
  • 10BarnesSubstitute forBensonOn 69 ‘Minutes

Substitute

  • 9Wood
  • 25Norris
  • 26Birdsley
  • 34Dunne
  • 41Benson
  • 44Goodridge
  • 45Driscoll-Glennon

Man City

  • 13Stephen
  • 2Waker KarSubstitute forHarwood-BaylissOn 66 ‘Minutes
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 14Laporte
  • 22Mandy
  • 17D. BrianSubstitute forBernardo SilvaOn 64 ‘MinutesBooked at 90 minutes
  • 16RodrySubstitute forWhatOn 74 ‘Minutes
  • 80Palmer
  • 21Torres
  • 7SterlingBooked at 76 minutes
  • 26Mahrez

Substitute

  • 6What
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 31Ederson
  • 47Fodan
  • 48Delp
  • 69Doyle
  • 78Harwood-Bayliss

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