Algerian Riyad Mahrez managed to score 3 goals against Burnley to win his team, Manchester City (5-0), in a match that took place between them at the Etihad Stadium in the English Premier League.

This is the fourth successive victory at Manchester City over his opponent with the same great score.

City scored only 10 goals in the first 8 games, which worried coach Pep Guardiola because of the ways to end the chances, but the team showed his attacking strength and also took advantage of coach Sean Dyke’s defense.

Algerian player Mehrez opened the scoring 6 minutes later after a short and smooth pass to the ball and added the second goal after he dodged his usual way inside the penalty area and shot quickly into the goal.

Benjamin Mendy scored 3-0 in the 41st minute, after a neat pass from Kevin De Bruyne.

Burnley, affected by absences and the participation of goalkeeper Billy Peacock-Farrell, instead of the main goalkeeper Nick Pope, tried to reduce the gap and Jay Rodriguez hit a ball that goalkeeper Ederson saved from a narrow-angle.

Ferran Torres added the fourth goal for his team, after he received Gabriel Jesus’ pass inside the area, and shot a ball from close range into the goal.

Mahrez ended the goals in the 69th minute with a header after a cross from substitute Phil Foden

Jesus scored a goal that would have made the score 6-0, but the referee canceled it due to the offside, and De Bruyne hit a powerful ball that rebounded off the post in the last minute.

Burnley lost 5-0 to City last season in the Premier League and the FA Cup last January, and the same defeat was repeated also in the 2019 and 2018 seasons.

Manchester coach Guardiola expressed his happiness with the performance of his players in recovering from the loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the last round, to advance to eighth place, six points behind leaders Liverpool.

He said, “It was important to return and win in the English Premier League … we go into a lot of matches, so playing for 90 minutes and maintaining a good level is not easy, but there are always things that need to be developed.”

Source: “Reuters”

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