The Premier League’s front-runners Manchester City welcomed Sean Dyche’s resolute Burnley side to the Etihad. Manchester City may be in outstanding form, but that’s not to say Burnley aren’t too. The Clarets are in great form away from home, taking points from Goodison Park, Anfield, Wembley & Stamford Bridge this season.
Burnley are also unbeaten since the 2nd week of the Premier League, and Sean Dyche has got his team playing in an organised & efficient manner. However, a trip to the Etihad proved to be one step too far for the Lancashire team.
Here are three standout performers from Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Burnley.
3Sergio Agüero: 7/10
Today Sergio Agüero etched his name in history with a 30th-minute penalty that took him to joint-top of Manchester City’s all-time scoring list. No man in Premier League history has a better goals-to-minute ration than Sergio Agüero; he truly is in a class of his own.
However, on a record-breaking day, it was the subtle things that the Argentinean did that steered his team to victory. His movement off the ball was stupendous, as he often dragged opposing CBs with himself, thus creating space for Silva and De Bruyne to work in.
In his time on the pitch, the 29-year-old attempted 4 shots on goal, had 38 touches of the ball, made 11 passes in the final third and completed 1 successful take-on. He was influential in Manchester City’s attacking play, and his movement defined their fluidity.