Burnley's English manager Sean Dyche gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 16, 2021.

PLAYER RATINGS: Manchester City 2 Burnley 0

Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne were on the scoresheet as Burnley were beaten 2-0 by champions Manchester City at the Etihad.

Saturday, 16th October 2021, 8:28 pm

City's Portuguese international was the first to react in the 12th minute, turning the ball home from close range after Nick Pope had denied Phil Foden at full stretch.

The Clarets fashioned a golden opportunity to equalise when Dwight McNeil released Maxwel Cornet, but the Ivorian was denied with just Zack Steffen to beat.

The visitors missed another gilt-edged opportunity later in the half when Jack Cork interrupted City's plans to play out from the back and, as the ball broke, Josh Brownhill fired just wide of the upright.

Pep Guardiola's side wrapped up the points with 20 minutes remaining when Riyad Mahrez bundled Ashley Westwood off the ball inside the area and De Bruyne finished into the far corner.

Chris Wood could have pulled a goal back late on, when the impressive Nathan Collins helped on McNeil's set-piece, but the New Zealander lifted the ball over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

Burnley are now without a win in eight Premier League games this term.

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