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Foden a delight whilst City thrash Burnley

A brace from Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez saw Burnley off with ease and ensured Liverpool had to wait a little longer to confirm to be Premier League champions.  

 Before the game had even kicked off, a plane carrying a banner with the slogan ‘WHITE LIVES MATTER – BURNLEY’ was flying over the stadium. Burnley issued a statement condemning the action taken before the game and have said they are ‘ashamed and embarrassed’

The game got underway and the first half saw City sink Burnley with a great strike from Foden from outside the box and two from the Algerian forward. 

Marhrez first goal was a fine solo effort placing a strike into the top corner after a dazzling run and added another from the penalty spot just before half time after Ben Mee had fouled Sergio Aguero and was awarded by VAR. 

Foden was a shinning star scoring twice and setting up the fourth goal linking nicely with the two Silva’s and then scoring the fifth after he turned in a David Silva cross in the 63rd minute. 

For Pep Guardiola’s side, it was a summer stroll in the park and the were never tested from Burnely and the took control of the game with dominance and superior class. 

The standout player, Phil Foden has only played small parts during this season, but is really knocking on Pep’s door to always be in his starting 11. His ball possession, movement off the ball, possession with the ball and his vision really complemented City’s play. His build-up play is far more advanced than what his age would suggest and of course, his eye for goal is a tremendous outlet for the team to bring extra goals. 

Man City’s next game is away to Chelsea and Burnley are at home to Watford. 

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