Burnley vs Manchester City 1-4 (3/12/2019). Burnley 1-4 Manchester City
Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City were given back to profitable tactics in the Premier League with a comfortable victory at Burnley.
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.
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 stunning 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.
Leicester could move back above the champions if they get a point or more at home to Watford on Wednesday.
“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.
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.
Jesus is now the third top scoring Brazilian in Premier League historical past – with 32. Only Liverpool avid players past and present Philippe Coutinho (41) and Roberto Firmino (52) have scored more.
He went on the subject of a hat-trick when he swept a shot vast of the a ways post from a decent attitude.
His return to goalscoring shape has come at an important time with the club’s document most sensible scorer Sergio Aguero out for a couple of weeks with a thigh injury.
“Sergio is a legend of football. I have to score when I play because Sergio scores every time,” Jesus said after the game.