Gabriel Jesus scored a shocking brace to information Manchester Metropolis to a dominant 4-1 defeat of Burnley on Tuesday evening.
Regardless of a scarcity of sunshine of their dressing room earlier than the conflict at Turf Moor, Jesus shone brightly within the absence of Sergio Aguero.
The Brazilian broke the impasse with a chic curling effort within the first-half earlier than doubling his tally with a incredible volley after the break.
Rodri scored a stunner of his personal to make it three and Riyad Mahrez got here off the bench to attain one more very good solo aim as Man Metropolis returned to their perfect.
Pep Guardiola’s males have been denied a clear sheet when Robbie Brady struck late, however this was nonetheless a strong assertion of intent from the champions.
Their eyes will now flip to Anfield on Wednesday evening, when Liverpool welcome Everton with their lead lower to eight factors.
The guests’ preparations for the match have been disrupted on account of a lightweight malfunction within the away dressing room.
Amazon got here to the rescue on their Premier League broadcasting debut by offering a lightweight so the gamers didn’t should get modified at midnight.
The corporate, who agreed a £90million cope with the Premier League to begin streaming prime flight fixtures, acquired blended evaluations from followers on their opening evening.
However Metropolis will get nothing however plaudits following arguably their greatest efficiency of the season up to now.
The Clarets regarded comparatively snug for the primary quarter of the sport however a second of actual high quality noticed Metropolis take the lead, with David Silva and Rodri combining to play in Jesus, who paused on the suitable of the realm earlier than curling a scrumptious shot simply contained in the far publish, giving Pope no likelihood.
Half-time didn’t disrupt the guests’ momentum they usually doubled their benefit 5 minutes after the restart, Jesus hooking in Bernardo Silva’s intelligent cross.
Metropolis had taken their foot off the accelerator however they continued to probe and their third within the 68th minute was additionally incredible, Rodri unleashing a volley from 20 yards after David Silva’s effort was blocked.
That killed the sport utterly as a contest however Mahrez, on for Sterling, produced one other precision end to make it 4 earlier than Brady took benefit of a lucky deflection.