Sergio Aguero equalled the all-time scoring record for Manchester City in their one-sided 3-0 defeat of Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester City 3 Burnley 0
Otamendi doubles lead
Sane adds third
Sergio Aguero marked his return to action with a well taken penalty on the 30-minute mark to equal the Man City all-time goal scoring record held by Eric Brooke.
Nicolas Otamendi then doubled the lead with a good header from a corner, and two minutes later Leroy Sane added a third as he completed a good move to put the final nail in the coffin for Burnley.
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Manchester City started the game well and their first chance came from Kevin De Bruyne. He combined with Bernardo Silva before releasing a left footed effort from distance that Nick Pope got down well to collect.
The visiting side were then hit with a serious blow as Wood was forced to leave the field with a hamstring problem after just 20 minutes and was replaced by Ashley Barnes.
Burnley’s day did not improve as Pope brought down Silva in the box and the referee was quick to point to the spot. Aguero stepped up and made no mistake as he notched his 177th goal for City.
On the brink of half time, Aguero almost had his second after a poor defensive header allowed him some space in the box, but Pope reacted well to put his foot in the way to deny the Argentine as Silva failed to convert the follow up, ahead of the half-time break.
The start of the second half brought some rain with it and Burnley looked to use it to their advantage. They played a free-kick high into the box and Fabian Delph, in trying to clear the ball, hit it against his hands, however, no penalty was given despite Burnley’s appeals.
City struggled to find their rhythm after the break but improved as the half progressed, with Kyle Walker making a great run down the right before delivering a promising cross. But Aguero couldn’t position himself well and the effort went wide.
A much-needed goal for Guardiola’s men came from Otamendi, who headed home from a corner conceded after Silva forced a good save from Pope although Steven Defour was on the line and should have cleared.
It then took just two minutes before Sane added a third, after an exquisite flick on from Aguero gave De Bruyne some space, who then picked out Sane to comfortably beat Pope.
It was a solid performance from the hosts, who increased their lead on the top of the league, but all eyes were on Aguero who left the Etihad as the joint all-time top scorer for City.
— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) October 21, 2017