…Foden, Mahrez netted twice each
Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez got brace each as the high flying second-placed Manchester City thrashed Burnley 5-0 at the Ethiad on Monday.
Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the 3-0 win against Arsenal on Wednesday with Foden justified Pep Guardiola’s selection by scoring in 22 minutes of play with a thunderous finish from the edge of the area.
It was Mahrez who scored a quick double before the break to put City in control, smashing home the first in 43 minutes before dispatching from the penalty spot in 45+3 minutes after Ben Mee was penalised for catching Sergio Aguero on the foot following a VAR review.
David Silva added another goal shortly after the restart in 51 minutes before Foden in 63 minutes rounded things off with a close range finish to make it a third consecutive 5-0 win against Burnley at the Etihad in all competitions.
The victory translates that Liverpool cannot win the Premier League title against Crystal Palace this week with City trailing them by 20 points. In case Guardiola’s side also defeat Chelsea on Thursday, it could result to Liverpool’s visit to the Etihad on Thursday July 2.