FA Cup match report Manchester City v Burnley 26 January 2019


Man City waited for over 15 minutes to get on the offensive when Bernardo Silva’s shot from close range forced a save out of Nick Pope.

Moments later, City were on the attack again after a long range shot on this occasion by Fernandinho needed two gatherings from Pope to keep it out of goal.

A well-rounded run by Gabriel Jesus from a through pass by Danilo led to the opener when the former took two defenders out of the equation for a top corner finish at the midway point of the half,

Last season’s semi-finalists kept increasing the game’s momentum, and a near post header from Kevin De Bruyne was sent wide off goal.

From an all-domineering first half, City didn’t let up and increased their tally after a flowing move ended in Bernardo finishing off from inside the area on 51 minutes.

It was three minutes later after De Bruyne finished off a lay-off from Riyad Mahrez that left Pope with no chance.

An own-goal from Kevin Long after trying to clear a forward-driven ball from De Bruyne enlarged City’s tally to four in the 73rd minute.

Following their final two substitutions, Guardiola’s men rounded off the action with the fifth when Sergio Aguero easily slotted home from the penalty spot.

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