Joe Hart suffers as Manchester City put five past Burnley

Rex Christensen
October 21, 2018

The City boss said: "We had 24 shots - 10 on target".

Celtic survived a late scare to keep up the chase with a 4-2 win over Hibernian, while at the bottom Livingston spoiled Jim McIntyre's first game charge of Dundee with a 4-0 hiding. In the second half we made a good performance. When a player is out, I like it when they're back to make us stronger.

Guardiola also praised record signing Mahrez, who produced the flawless response to his costly late penalty miss in the goalless draw at Liverpool a fortnight ago.

Aguero's breakthrough moment would arrive less than a quarter of the way into the match, though, as he found himself well positioned to tuck the ball out of Joe Hart's reach following some good interplay between David Silva and Sane. "But we knew he is a talented guy who likes to play with the ball and in the 16-yard box he is a unsafe guy". In the box, he is a risky guy because he can go to the byline or score with his left or his right, he is a good signing for us.

Guardiola confirmed right-back Walker missed the game as a precaution after returning from global duty with a groin problem.

Liverpool, gunning for a first top-flight title since 1990, are level with City on 23 points but trail their rivals on goal difference.

"I don't like red cards if they can be not given, but that one is a red card", Dyche told reporters. "He [Kompany] is out of control, he doesn't know where the ball is, he doesn't know where the man is".

Two minutes later a Sane corner was cleared by Matthew Lowton to the edge of the area and Fernandinho drove an unstoppable shot past Hart, although Burnley manager Sean Dyche was still angered by the second goal.

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First of all, Sane seemed to be scythed down in the box, but as Jonathan Moss waved appeals away, the ball looked certain to roll out of play - David Silva didn't wait to find out fired in a cross that Bernardo swept into the top left-hand corner.

"It was the hardest decision I've had to take as a manager because, in the short time we had together, he was so professional in the way he reacted", he said.

"The ref is going to blow his whistle and then decided not to".

Watford scored twice in 58 seconds to seal an excellent win at Molineux that moved them above Wolves and into seventh place, while Bournemouth and Southampton played out a 0-0 draw.

"If that's not confusing for everyone in the stadium, it's certainly confusing for me".

"He trained really well and was very professional during the summer, so it will be nice to see him again and I am sure he will get a fantastic reception when he walks out on Saturday".

Talking about Bernardo Silva's goal, he added: "With the best view as we can get, the ball is out of play".

"The biggest learning curve, and I said to the players afterwards, you have to stay focused, and afterwards remonstrate. Nothing I am saying remotely says we would have won if this had gone for us".

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