Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester Metropolis purchased back to worthwhile ways within the Premier League with a cheerful victory at Burnley.
Metropolis had received handiest once in their old five games in all competitions to originate the day 11 aspects within the back of leaders Liverpool.
Nevertheless they had been convincing at Turf Moor with Jesus curling dwelling a exquisite opener for his first diagram in 11 games.
The Brazilian then volleyed dwelling Bernardo Silva’s inappropriate after the break.
Midfielder Rodri added to take into accounta good third from 20 yards and substitute Riyad Mahrez netted a fourth to seize them back into second space within the league.
Robbie Brady blasted in a unhurried comfort for the Clarets, his first Premier League diagram in extra than two years.
The match had the uncommon kick-off time of 20:15 GMT because it became being streamed dwell online by Amazon.
Leicester could furthermore switch back above the champions if they procure a degree or more at dwelling to Watford on Wednesday.
Slick Metropolis procure the job performed
After a dispiriting month of outcomes – a devastating defeat by Liverpool, two Champions League attracts and a slender bewitch over Chelsea followed by a 2-2 blueprint with Newcastle – the three aspects became the largest ingredient to Metropolis.
“Burnley away is continuously Burnley away, so we are in a position to appropriate strive to bewitch,” Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola talked about earlier than the game. The team had come away with two slender wins and a blueprint in their three visits to Turf Moor below the Catalan.
This one did no longer with out a doubt feel devour such exhausting work.
They created lots of prospects in opposition to a facet appropriate searching out for to trust them – and notion that they had led early on when Jesus flicked in from Angelino’s volley but became flagged offside.
The 22-year-outmoded did no longer search devour a player out of invent – he had no longer scored in 10 games for membership and country – when he curled dwelling from the fringe of the sphere from David Silva’s dash.
Kevin de Bruyne – who became involved about the procure-up to that diagram – became instrumental in midfield with a pair of photos heading within the correct direction, besides to his traditional passing sport.
Metropolis regarded cheerful the total technique through and the second diagram came when De Bruyne handed to Bernardo, whose inappropriate became volleyed into the pinnacle corner by Jesus.
Jesus is now the third high scoring Brazilian in Premier League history – with 32. Handiest Liverpool gamers previous and up-to-the-minute Philippe Coutinho (41) and Roberto Firmino (52) fill scored more.
He went cease to a hat-trick when he swept a shot large of the far put up from a correct perspective.
His return to goalscoring invent has come at a necessary time with the membership’s document high scorer Sergio Aguero out for a pair of weeks with a thigh wound.
“Sergio is a legend of football. I with out a doubt want to rating when I play because Sergio rankings at any time when,” Jesus talked about after the game.
Metropolis had time for 2 more targets.
Club-document signing Rodri blasted dwelling on the leap from out of doors the sphere after David Silva’s shot became blocked. And Bernardo location up Mahrez, who took on several Burnley defenders earlier than guiding dwelling his fiftieth Premier League strike.
The unhurried Brady diagram will be a frustration because it technique Metropolis fill no longer saved a orderly sheet in eight games, since a 3-0 bewitch over Aston Villa on 26 October.
No longer value Burnley space on defeat
Burnley is no longer going to fill identified this sport as one they would ask anything else from. They’ve received handiest once within the previous 27 games in opposition to the ‘tremendous six’ within the Premier League.
Manager Sean Dyche talked about his team had “made a pair of mistakes currently, in opposition to the tremendous weapons, that we can not procure all over again” and handiest performed Chris Wood up entrance, relegating Ashley Barnes to the bench.
They spent your total sport on the back foot, at one stage with all 11 gamers in their very have penalty location.
Their first shot became Dwight McNeil’s blocked effort after 42 minutes – and their first effort heading within the correct direction became the newborn’s 25-yard free-kick on the hour designate.
Brady can fill loved his unhurried diagram – his first in membership football since Burnley’s bewitch at Bournemouth on 29 November 2017 – location up by his childhood friend Jeff Hendrick, on the other hand it became merely a footnote.
In this sort of correct league – with three aspects the gap within the back offifth-placed Crystal Palaceand Burnley in 11th – Dyche must always serene no longer agonize too noteworthy about this defeat.
Man of the match – Gabriel Jesus
Match stats – Silva almost fits final year’s total
- Metropolis fill received back-to-back high-flight away games in opposition to Burnley for the first time since March 1968.
- This became the Thirty sixth time that Manchester Metropolis fill received a Premier League sport by three or more targets below Pep Guardiola – the most of any team within the competition since the originate of the 2016-17 season.
- Burnley fill conceded 11 targets in their three dwelling games in opposition to “tremendous six” opposition within the Premier League this season (L3), as compared to handiest two targets in five dwelling games in opposition to the relaxation (W4 L1).
- Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola is unbeaten in his 9 games in opposition to Sean Dyche (W8 D1).
- Manchester Metropolis’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez became the ninth diversified player from Africa to attain 50 Premier League targets, netting 39 for Leicester and 11 for Manchester Metropolis (177 appearances).
- David Silva has made six assists from start play within the Premier League this season; appropriate one fewer than he managed in 33 appearances final timeframe.
Metropolis host Manchester United within the derby on Saturday (17:30 GMT), with Burnley going to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur (15:00 GMT).