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City thump Burnley 1-4 to close the gap on Liverpool to 8

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Manchester City ran out comfortable winners as they won at Burnley 1-4 reducing the gap at the top of the league to eight points behind leaders Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola’s City had only won once in their last five games up until today.

Before the game, they had dropped to third in the table, and a whopping 11 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

They had been leapfrogged by former Leicester City too who were three points ahead at the start of the night.

Brazillian forward Gabriel Jesus who had not scored in 11 games, got the Citizens off the mark in the 24th minute.

The Turf Moor side held on to keep the score a respectable 0-1 at halftime.

However, five minutes after the restart, Jesus double City’s leads with a screaming volley.

Rodri got in on the action with a rocket in the 68th minute to make 0-3.

The visitors wrapped up their scoring in the 87th minute when Mahrez who replaced Sterling in the 72nd minute got his 50th Premier League goal.

Burnley did get a consolation goal with one minute of the 90 to go.

Final score: Burnley 1 – 4 Manchester City.

City put on a thorough and dominant display, but could possibly drop back down to third tomorrow as Leicester face Watford.

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