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Manchester City vs Burnley: 5 Talking Points

Amit Mishra
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10.51K   //    22 Oct 2017, 10:10 IST

The Manchester City players celebrate scoring a goal
The Manchester City players celebrate scoring a goal

Manchester City’s relentless form continues as they overcame a sturdy Burnley defence to romp to another win in the Premier League. Prior to kick-off, a lot was made of how City had toyed with defences and Burnley were perhaps the team to stop them as Sean Dyche’s men stopped the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool, but boy were the presumptions put to bed!

After an entertaining game against Napoli in midweek, Pep Guardiola recalled Sergio Aguero to the starting line-up and the Argentine repaid the faith with a clinical penalty. Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane made sure the points were in the bag and with Manchester United dropping points, it was an extra special result.

Here are five talking points from the game:


#5 Sergio Aguero’s special 177th goal

The Argentine – after a terrible accident a few weeks ago – returned earlier than presumed and that alone was a massive psychological boost for the Sky Blues. After making the bench against Stoke City and Napoli, Aguero was drafted into the starting XI for the clash against Burnley earlier.

Though it was a rusty performance from the striker, his goal made sure Burnley were chasing a goal which subsequently made them be more expansive in the second half.

Though the penalty call somewhat controversial, Aguero’s goal meant he equalled Eric Brook’s record of 177 goals for the club. El Kun is still only 29 and if he stays at the club for a few more years, that’s one record no one could set their sights on anytime soon!

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