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Foden on fire as Man City defeat Burnley in five goal rout

Manchester City cruised to a 5-0 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez helped themselves to two goals apiece as City reduced the gap to league leaders Liverpool to 20 points.

It was Foden who got the hosts off to a bright start after 22 minutes when he struck sweetly from long-range to beat Nick Pope.

Mahrez then got in on the action on the 43rd minute mark, connecting on a raking pass from Fernandinho before eluding Charlie Taylor to fire past Pope.

The Algerian got his second just a few minutes later from the penalty spot after a VAR review showed Ben Mee had downed Sergio Aguero in the box.

David Silva made it 4-0 early in the second-half before Foden finished off the rout after 63 minutes.

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