Friday, January 15, 2021

Mahrez scores hat-trick as Man City thrash Burnley 5-0



Pep Guardiola said his forward players have to score more goals after ending a recent drought with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League.

Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick while Benjamin Mendy and Ferran Torres bagged their first Premier League goals as City eased to within six points of league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

Guardiola’s men had scored just seven goals in their previous seven league games to slip to 14th in the table before kick-off.

After City’s struggles to score goals in recent weeks, the hosts made sure to cash in after the break rather than saving their energies for a hectic upcoming schedule.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was angry at his side’s display as they were beaten 5-0 for the fourth straight visit to the Etihad.