Manchester City produced a sublime display as they ran out 4-1 winners over Burnley on Tuesday night.
Pep Guardiola’s men were back to their best, with Gabriel Jesus grabbing a brace, while Rodri and Riyad Mahrez also got on the scoresheet.
However, before a ball had even been kicked, there was already a talking point.
Yes, you guessed it, football lovers from across the globe took to Twitter to voice their opinions about the all new Amazon streaming service…
Never did I think that my Amazon Prime account would come in handy to watch the football on. Can’t believe the Premier League are selling rights to everyone. Feel sorry for those who don’t have access to these matches. #PrimeVideo #AmazonPrimeVideo #BURMCI
— Aqib Javed Rashid (@AJ_Rashid) December 3, 2019
Nonetheless, the football got underway and within six minutes, Gabriel Jesus had the ball in the back of the net. Oh, and what a deft finish it was, flicking home an Angeliño shot. Unfortunately for him, it was ruled out for offside…
Quite clearly offside, but that was an insane finish from Gabriel Jesus, with the lovely backheel flick from Angeliño’s driven shot. #BURMCI #PLonPrime
— Blaynos (@Blaynos14) December 3, 2019
However, he wasn’t to be denied a second time. With 24 minutes on the clock, Jesus picked up the ball on the corner of the 18 yard box before cutting in and curling home a simply delightful finish into the top corner.
A stunning goal…
The away side continued to assert their dominance on the match and although they squandered a number of opportunities, it was Jesus who doubled their lead five minutes into the second half.
It was a clinical finish from Bernardo Silva’s cross…
Another beauty from Gabriel Jesus. City lead 2-0 at Turf Moor over Burnley #EPL #BURMCI
— Chandler With Sports (@WithSports17) December 3, 2019
Jesus is seriously underrated man. First goal was unbelievable accuracy and his positioning and attacking awareness for the second was class. #BURMCI
— NickTheGooner (@NickTheGooner1) December 3, 2019
The first two goals may have been quite something, but City’s third was an absolute rocket.
With 68 minutes gone, the Spaniard fired home a stunning strike from the edge of the area straight into the roof of the net. Pope got his hand to it, but was almost carried back into the goal with the ball such was the ferocity of the strike.
What a goal…
The game appeared to be fizzling out until…
Riyad Mahrez struck from the edge of the area with three minutes remaining. A cool finish…
It was a perfect evening for Guardiola and his men. Well, a near perfect evening as Robbie Brady struck just two minutes later to ensure Ederson would leave Turf Moor without a clean sheet.
Nonetheless, it was a minor, minor blemish on an otherwise highly impressive display.
The gap to leaders Liverpool was back down to eight points and it was certainly a morale booster…
Manchester City won every second ball, Burnley couldn’t get out, Rodri had more touches than any other player on the pitch he started everything. Tonight was the best Rodri performance of his City career and for me City’s best performance of the season so far #BURMCI
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) December 3, 2019
Man City are just different gravy, it’s not about the passing, it’s the movement that creates the passes and how they just keep the ball and shift it from side to side, keep it simple and make great movement. Brilliant football. #PLonPrime #BURMCI
— Dom (@coachdom1) December 3, 2019
Attention now turns to the small matter of the Manchester derby on Saturday…