Manchester City vs Burnley Live Score

Manchester City Cruise Past Burnley to Extend Winning Run

Manchester City secured their eighth consecutive victory across all competitions with a comfortable 3-1 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. Birthday boy Julian Alvarez stole the show with a first-half brace, before Rodri added a third shortly after the break. Ameen Al-Dakhil pulled one back late for Burnley, but it was little more than a consolation as Pep Guardiola’s men saw out the victory.

Alvarez Stars as City Dominate First Half

City wasted no time asserting their dominance, and it took just 16 minutes for Alvarez to break the deadlock. The Argentine striker rose highest to nod home Matheus Nunes’ whipped cross, marking his 14th goal of the season. Just four minutes later, Alvarez doubled his tally thanks to a clever free-kick routine by Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian rolled the ball quickly to Alvarez, who finished unerringly into the bottom corner.

Rodri Extends Lead, Haaland Returns

Man City continued their relentless pressure in the second half, and they were rewarded with a third goal within a minute of the restart. Rodri met Phil Foden’s pinpoint pass with a first-time volley that nestled into the corner. Erling Haaland’s long-awaited return from injury was met with cheers from the Etihad crowd, but the Norwegian couldn’t get on the scoresheet despite having a decent chance late on.

Burnley Pull One Back, But City Cruise to Victory

Burnley offered little resistance throughout the match, but they managed to grab a consolation goal in stoppage time through Ameen Al-Dakhil. Despite the late scare, City comfortably held on to secure all three points.

The Bigger Picture

This win sees City climb back above Arsenal into second place in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Liverpool who have played a game more. Burnley remain rooted in the relegation zone, seven points adrift of safety.