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Manchester City 4-1 Burnley: 3 Things We Learned

Ashley Barnes claims Burnley Manchester City 4-1 Burnley: 3 Things We Learned
Kristopher Love | 13 January, 2018, 08:47

Aguero is the kind of player that in a matter of seconds can score two goals.

Ilkay Gundogan praised the "perfect timing" of Manchester City teammate Sergio Aguero after the pair combined to turn around their FA Cup tie against Burnley. "I want him to be happy". By the end it was another emphatic win for the runway leaders in the Premier League but this FA Cup victory wasn't as straightforward as the scoreline suggests.

Aguero quickly added a second and Dyche added: "We got a little punch drunk from that moment and that's definitely a learning curve for the future".

"I have to say it's an honour for me to have Sergio under my command", said Pep.

The game also saw David Silva return from Spain where he was tending to his prematurely-born son.

That flashpoint was a rare moment of concern for Guardiola and City on an afternoon in which they stormed back after trailing to Ashley Barnes' first half goal.

With the Premier League as good as won, every passing week has more observers, and many more City supporters, jumping on the quadruple bandwagon.

Dyche has masterminded wins at Chelsea and Everton as well as securing draws at Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United.

City weren't at their best in the first half against Burnley who contained their attacking threat comfortably and took the lead after Ashley Barnes capitalised on an error by John Stones.

While it was an impressive piece of play, the best was to come just two minutes later. Guardiola showed his killer instincts by sending for Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne from the bench and City ensured there was no chance of a replay.

"Of course we are going to speak every day with him after and before the games about how he feels, because when you have every three or four days some games, you are going to rest". First Sane drilled a delightful third before making the most of Nick Pope's horrendous misjudgement to set up Bernardo Silva for the fourth.

"The key point is that he is the player who would be in the slot where the pass goes for the goal, so I am bound to be aggrieved by that". "I needed time and patience, but it has already happened and now everything is okay".