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Manchester City vs Burnley: Premier League Highlights 2024


Football  •  1 Feb, 2024  •  92,826 Views  •  ⭐ 4.7

Written by Anand Swami


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Manchester City delivered a stunning performance, defeating Burnley 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium, a victory propelling them to second in the Premier League standings. Julian Alvarez was the star of the show, scoring twice on his 24th birthday.

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City's dominance was further solidified by Rodri's goal, marking their 13th consecutive win against Burnley. Despite Ameen Al Dakhil's late consolation goal for Burnley, City's victory was never in doubt. With this win, City now stands at 46 points from 21 games, closely trailing league leaders Liverpool.

Alvarez's Birthday Brace

Julian Alvarez
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Julian Alvarez's 24th birthday celebration was remarkable as he scored two crucial goals for Manchester City. His first goal was a precise header from Nunes' cross from the right, showcasing his poaching abilities. Later, capitalizing on a quick-thinking pass from Kevin De Bruyne after a cleverly worked free-kick routine, Alvarez doubled the lead.

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His performance was not just about the goals; his movement and link-up play were instrumental in City's attack. Alvarez's brace reflects his growing importance in Pep Guardiola's squad, particularly in a game where City's usual attacking spearhead, Erling Haaland, started on the bench.

Rodri's Commanding Presence

Rodri
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