Full time! It's all over at the Etihad! Manchester City move six points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand thanks to this convincing victory over Burnley.
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Manchester City - Burnley
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We are into the second of three additional minutes at the Etihad.
Post! De Bruyne has the Burnley goalkeeper beaten all ends up but his rifled shot cannons off the bottom off the woodwork!
The victory will move City up to eighth, four points adrift of the top four. Burnley remain 17th.
It's just not Burnley's day as McNeil shoots high and wide.
Burnley sub: Vydra replaces Barnes.
Into the last 10 minutes but City's pursuit of goals continues, as Mahrez's crosses for Fernandinho, who heads over the bar.
Have a look at Mahrez's hat-trick...
Goal ruled out by VAR! Peacock-Farrell makes a great stop to deny Jesus but the ball bounces off his knee and ends up over the line. City celebrate, but it's going to VAR and the Brazilian was in an offside position. It won't count.
Close! Barnes has been okay for Burnley and he goes close to grabbing a consolation, cutting inside and curling a shot that drifts just over the bar.
City have now scored five goals in their last four home matches with Burnley. What an incredible record. And they have 20 minutes to add to the scoreline.
- GoalRiyad MahrezManchester City
GOAL! Man City 5-0 Burnley (Riyad Mahrez): Mahrez hits his hat-trick! Foden makes an immediate impact as he's released on the left and whips the ball to the far post and all Mahrez has to do is head the ball into the back of the net.
Burnley sub: Pieters comes on for Wood.
City sub: That will be Torres' last act as he's replaced by Foden.
GOAL! Man City 4-0 Burnley (Ferran Torres): Torres extends City's lead with his fifth goal of the season! Walker rolls it in-field to Jesus, who flicks it into the path of Torres and he sweeps it home. It's his first goal in the Premier League.
Play resumes with Tarkowski fit to continue.
There is going to be a stoppage in play as Tarkowski is down holding his head. He may have been caught by Ederson, who punched the corner delivery clear.
Close! Benson's free-kick effort goes close, taking a nick off Dias which diverts it just over the bar. Burnley have a corner.
Good save! Ederson is called into action for the first time today, beating away Rodriguez's powerful effort from the angle. But the danger isn't over just yet as City commit a foul on the edge of the penalty area as they try to clear their lines.
De Bruyne has been top class today, clearly benefiting from the rest he was afforded in midweek. He finds Mahrez on the edge of the box, but the Algeria international takes too long on the ball and loses it.
Mahrez's cut-back takes a deflection, and Stones heads it at goal. Burnley escape though as the City centre-back is adjudged to have fouled Peacock-Farrell.
Burnley register just their second attempt at goal, but McNeil's effort is never going to trouble Ederson.
Uncharacteristic from De Bruyne as he slices a shot well wide of the target.
As mentioned below, Rodri was taken off at the break. But it's not believed to be an injury or anything. It's more a case of a well-needed rest for the City midfielder.
City have some defending to do as Westwood floats a ball into the mixer, Fernandinho, who replaced Rodri at the break, shrugs off Tarkowski and wins the header.
Mahrez, on a hat-trick, is clearly in shoot-on-sight mode as he blazes a first-time shot into row-Z from Mendy's cross.
Kick-off! The second half gets underway at the Etihad. Dyche will want his players to win the second 45 minutes, or something like that.
Half-time: Man City 3-0 Burnley.
Chance! Jesus rides a tackle in the box but takes the ball wide as he does so. The angle is against him but that doesn't stop him from shooting. No surprise that he can't hit the target.
There will be two minutes added on the at the end of the first half.
Burnley need that half-time whistle. It's fast approaching now, but can City grab another before the break?
It must feel like deja-vu for Dyche. His side have been totally dominated and ripped apart by a ruthless City.
GOAL! Man City 3-0 Burnley (Benjamin Mendy): A wonderful goal from Mendy completely kills Burnley's hopes! De Bruyne delivers a delightful cross to the back post and it's a striker's finish from Mendy, who volleys home with the side-foot.
City have more defending to do, as Burnley produce their best attacking move of the match so far. It's simple enough, too. A diagonal ball gets it wide to Taylor, who is searching for Barnes with a deep cross. Mendy makes the block.
The free-kick delivery isn't the best andGundogan rises highest to head clear.
That's better from Burnley. Barnes is clever enough to win a free-kick on the right flank. A chance for the visitors to bring the big men forward from the back.
City have had 76 per cent of possession so far, registering eight shots, three of which have been on target. Burnley have yet to muster a single shot at City's goal.
It's not as if Burnley have named an ultra-defensive starting XI, but they just cannot get near the ball. When City play like this they are difficult to stop.
Total dominance from City, and you have to fear for Dyche's men this afternoon. They have scored 23 in their last six games against Burnley; they already have two today.
Have a look at City's opener...
Goal ruled out! Jesus thinks he has added a third as his header bounces Torres, hits off the post and crosses the line. But Torres is offside and it's a good call by the linesman.
Close! De Bruyne tries to deliver a deep cross but doesn't find the angle he wanted. Wait, it's heading towards goal... Peacock-Farrell is back-peddling but manages to tip it over the bar. The Belgian raises his hands as if to apologise to his team mates!
Burnley are already beaten, you feel. It's a long, long way back from here.
- GoalRiyad MahrezManchester City
GOAL! Man City 2-0 Burnley (Riyard Mahrez): Mahrez at the double, but that is so poor from a Burnley point-of-view. The visitors are caught sleeping from a throw-in, Mahrez is wide awake to beat Taylor to the ball. He cuts in and bends it in at the far post.
Burnley are sitting deep, inviting pressure, as City dominate the ball. The hosts work it to Mendy on the left flank, but his cross is easily dealt with by the Burnley defence.
No penalty! City play a corner short and work it to Stones, who fires a shot from the edge of the penalty area, but it's blocked. Does it hit a hand? City's half hearted appeals for a spot-kick are ignored by referee Lee Mason.
City move the ball quickly from De Bruyne to Torres, who isn't able to take control of the ball and Burnley clear from the edge of their own penalty area.
Gundogan almost picks out Torres with a clever pass, but Tarkowski makes an important interception.
Rodri is surrounded by Burnley players as he tries to turn away in midfield, and he does well to win the foul.
Torres is asking too much of De Bruyne with a searching through pass. Mee and Tarkowski blocks his run and Peacock-Farrell is there to smother.
De Bruyne lifts an inch-perfect pass over the Burnley defence to release Mahrez, who times his run well to stay onside. His header is searching for Jesus but it's played too close to Peacock-Farrell.
De Bruyne is back to fulfil his defensive duties by blocking a shot. The pressure is relieved on City as a foul is committed close to their left-hand corner flag.
When it comes to visiting the Etihad, Burnley never seem to learn their lesson. They're behind already, although they've just won a corner after Dias sliced his clearance.
GOAL! Man City 1-0 Burnley (Riyad Mahrez): That didn't take long! Burnley give the ball away in midfield and City take full advantage with a precise passing move. De Bruyne releases Mahrez, who rifles it past Premier League debutant Peacock-Farrell.
Shot! Gundogan plays a lovely pass into the feet of Torres, who is left with too much time and space on the edge of the penalty area. He ought to do better really as he blazes his shot over the bar.
Burnley deal with the danger, Tarkowski clearing Mahrez's delivery. And then in a bizarre incident, referee Lee Mason picks up the ball after it hits him and play soon restarts.
Mahrez gets the better of Taylor with a wonderful piece of skill and a change of pace. In a desperate bid to stop him, the Burnley defender pulls him back, and City have the free-kick close to the right corner flag.
Kick-off! The players take the knee, and then Burnley get us underway!
There will be a moment's applause for the late, great Diego Maradona.
FIVE minutes until kick-off now! It's Manchester City versus Burnley in the Premier League, it's NEXT and it's LIVE!
Ten minutes until kick-off! It feels like a massive game for Manchester City, who have yet to get into any kind of rhythm in the Premier League. They haven't scored more than once in any of their last six games, but their recent record against Burnley is hardly believable. Can they claim a morale-boosting victory today?
Sean Dyche on Man City: "I still think they’re a proper outfit. I think it was more the prowess of Liverpool (last season). I never thought for one minute Man City were bad or off where they needed to be, they just couldn’t quite go the course as Liverpool did. They’re still a top side, still operating in a very, very good manner. They all know their roles and responsibilities, both in possession and out of possession."
Pre-match stat: Manchester City have won their last six meetings with Burnley in all competitions by an aggregate score of 23-1.
Good news for City as Liverpool drop points at the Amex. Pep's men are in 14th, eight points behind Jurgen Klopp's leaders but with two games in hand. Today is a must-win.
Guardiola has told BT Sport that Aguero has a problem with his knee, so that explains that. Laporte and Zinchenko are not injured, however, according to the City boss.
City are looking for their first victory in three league games after being held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool and then losing to Spurs last weekend. Pep's side have put five past Burnley in each of their past three meetings at home. City aren't clicking at the moment, but will they get back to winning ways today?
As for Burnley, there's a Premier League debut for goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and midfielder Josh Benson. Josh Brownhill misses out with a back injury.
City will play a 4-3-3, according to the official website. Rodrigo will anchor the midfield three that also includes Ilkay Gundogan and skipper De Bruyne. Ferran Torres and Riyad Mahrez join Gabriel Jesus in attack. Raheem Sterling is on the bench.
There are FOUR changes from the City team that played against Olympiacos in midweek, with Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker returning to the fold, while John Stones keeps his place in the team. There is no place in the squad for Sergio Aguero or Nathan Ake, though, both of whom have recovered from injury, and Aymeric Laporte also misses out completely.
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Mendy, Gundogan, Rodrigo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Torres, Jesus.. subs: Steffen, Sterling, Silva, Fernandinho, Cancelo, Foden, Garcia. /// Burnley XI: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Westwood, Benson, Rodriguez, Barnes, McNeil, Wood.. subs: Norris, Gudmundsson, Pieters, Vydra, Long, Dunne, Goodridge.
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