Manchester City were met with little resistance as they thrashed Burnley with Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez both scoring twice on Monday nights Premier League game.
Three first-half goals saw City on their way to the most comfortable of wins at Etihad Stadium, with Foden’s superb long-range strike breaking the deadlock before Mahrez’s double just before the break.
The Algerian’s fine solo effort made it 2-0 before he added another from the spot after Ben Mee fouled Sergio Aguero, with the penalty being awarded by the video assistant referee.
It was all too easy for City against a Burnley side that did not name their full complement of substitutes for their first game since the Premier League restarted behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Foden played a starring role in the rout, starting the move that saw Bernardo Silva tee up David Silva to make it 4-0 soon after the break, and then adding a fifth himself after Gabriel Jesus helped on a David Silva cross.
By then the evening was a stroll for Pep Guardiola‘s side, who are now 20 points behind the leaders with eight league games remaining.
City’s win ensures Liverpool will have to wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title.