Burnley Suffer 0-3 Defeat to Manchester City in English Premier League Showdown

The English Premier League opened with a thrilling Match Day 1 encounter between Burnley and Manchester City. The Citizens were the clear favourites to win, and they did not disappoint, securing a resounding 3-0 victory over their opponents. Erling Braut Haaland was the standout performer for City, scoring two of their three goals in the fourth and 36th minutes respectively. Rodrigo Hernández Cascante rounded off the scoring with a goal in the 75th minute to seal Manchester City’s win. It was an impressive performance from the Citizens that will no doubt have sent a message to their rivals for this season’s title race!



James Harrington Trafford (rating 7.5)
Connor Richard Jones Roberts (rating 6.5)
Ameen Al-Dakhil (rating 6.3)
Dara Joseph OShea (rating 6.3)
Louis Jordan Beyer (rating 6.9)
Victor Alexander da Silva (rating 6.2)
Luca Warrick Daeovie Koleosho (rating 6.5)
Sander Gard Bolin Berge (rating 6.5)
Joshua Jon Cullen (rating 6.3)
Lyle Brent Foster (rating 6.7)
Mohamed Zeki Amdouni (rating 6.9)

Manchester City

Ederson Santana de Moraes (rating 7.5)
Kyle Andrew Walker (rating 6.9)
Manuel Obafemi Akanji (rating 7.2)
Nathan Benjamin Aké (rating 7.5)
Rico Henry Lewis (rating 6.7)
Kevin De Bruyne (rating 6.9)
Rodrigo Hernández Cascante (rating 9)
Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva (rating 6.9)
Julián Álvarez (rating 8.2)
Philip Walter Foden (rating 6.9)
Erling Braut Haaland (rating 8.6)



Anass Zaroury ({‘Mohamed Zeki Amdouni’}, {’61’})
Jacob Bruun Larsen ({‘Luca Warrick Daeovie Koleosho’}, {’61’})
Benson Manuel Hedilazio ({‘Louis Jordan Beyer’}, {’74’})
Joshua Brownhill ({‘Sander Gard Bolin Berge’}, {’90’})
Nathan Daniel Jerome Redmond ({‘Lyle Brent Foster’}, {’90’})

Manchester City

Mateo Kovačić
(Kevin De Bruyne, 23)
Joško Gvardiol
(Rico Henry Lewis, 79)
Aymeric Jean Louis Gérard Alph Laporte
(Nathan Benjamin Aké, 79)
Cole Jermaine Palmer
(Erling Braut Haaland, 80)
James John McAtee
(Kyle Andrew Walker, 90)

Ball possession:

Burnley and Manchester City faced off in a thrilling match that saw Manchester City come out on top. The game was heavily dominated by Manchester City, with 65% of the ball possession compared to Burnley’s 35%. Despite this, Burnley put up a fight and managed to make 6 shots on target, with Luca Warrick Daeovie Koleosho proving to be the most active player for them. Manchester City made 17 shots on target, 8 of which were on goal. Rodrigo Hernández Cascante was the best at hitting his shots, making 8 successful attempts. In the end it was Manchester City who emerged victorious.


Dara Joseph OShea of Burnley had a pass accuracy of 75%, completing 56 passes. Rodrigo Hernández Cascante of Manchester City was much more successful in his passing, achieving an accuracy rate of 97% with a total of 110 passes. Luca Warrick Daeovie Koleosho from Burnley was impressive with his creativity, making 2 key passes, while Julián Álvarez from Manchester City made 6.


Burnley and Manchester City are two Premier League teams that have faced off against each other this season. Burnley have recorded a total of 7 interceptions in their matches, with Louis Jordan Beyer leading the way with 4 interceptions. On the other hand, Manchester City have only managed to record 4 interceptions, with Nathan Benjamin Aké having the most at 2. Burnley also had 5 interceptions in their matches, with Dara Joseph OShea having 2 of them. Lastly, Manuel Obafemi Akanji had 1 interception for Manchester City. Overall it appears that Burnley has been more successful at making interceptions than Manchester City this season.


The statistics for face-to-face fights for the ball have revealed two leaders among their respective teams. Lyle Brent Foster from Burnley has managed to secure 6 such fights, while Nathan Benjamin Aké from Manchester City has gone one better with 7. This level of competition highlights the physicality and determination of these players and showcases why they are so highly regarded by their respective teams.


Yellow cards:

    • P. Guardiola (Manchester City) at 75 minute

Red cards:

  • Anass Zaroury (Burnley) at 90 minute

The last five games (including this match):

  • Burnley – L
  • Manchester City – W

Top 5 English Premier League scorers:

  1. Erling Braut Haaland (2, Manchester City)
  2. Rodrigo Hernández Cascante (1, Manchester City)

Next games:

  • Burnley will play with Luton. August 19 at 14:00 (UTC), on Kenilworth Road.
  • Manchester City will play with Newcastle. August 19 at 19:00 (UTC), on Etihad Stadium.
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