EPL is Back- Burnley vs Manchester City: score, result and player’s rating

Written by on August 11, 2023

Burnley 0-3 Man City: Erling Haaland scored twice as City start the season with a win


The Premier League is back! The new season got underway as newly-promoted Burnley hosted the reigning champions Manchester City at Turf Moor.

From the off, the champions showed that they haven’t missed a step as Kevin De Bruyne broke into space on the right wing, whipped in a cross and found Rodri in the box. He nodded the ball down to Erling Haaland to tapped it home for the opening goal. There were four minutes on the clock at the time.

Despite a spirited response from Burnley Haaland outdid himself later in the first half after receiving the ball from Julian Alvarez. He took a blind shot at goal and smoked home a blistering finish that ricocheted off the underside of the crossbar to send the visitros into the break two goals up.

the second half before a bad night for Vincent Kompany’s men was capped off with a late red card to Anass Zaroury.

Relive the action as the Premier League returns with Burnley hosting Manchester City:

Burnley 0-2 Manchester City: Rodri also got on the scoresheet but Haaland predictably stole the show as City started their campaign with a win


Erling Haaland’s opener for Manchester City, on 3 minutes 4 seconds and scored with his first touch of the new campaign, was the fastest opening goal of a Premier League season since 2018-19, when Paul Pogba netted for Manchester United against Leicester on August 10th 2018 (2 mins, 23 secs).


Manchester City kicked off their 2023/2024 Premier League season with a 3-0 win at Burnley.

A brace from Erling Haaland plus Rodri’s close-range effort secured a hard-earned three points on the road, with City made to fight for their win. Burnley used the atmosphere form their first home game back in the top-flight but lacked the quality to make it count.

Haaland opened the scoring inside four minutes, the ball dropping at his feet just six yards form goal after a set-piece. And despite Vincent Kompany’s side recovering well from that opener, the Norwegian was on hand again to curl a clinical effort past James Trafford in the 36th minute.

City took the sting out of the game after the break and found time for a third goal, again from a set-piece as Burnley failed to clear and the ball fell to Rodri who smashed home. Burnley’s Anass Zaroury was shown a straight red card in added-time for a raking challenge on Kyle Walker.




Ederson: Ridiculously cool under pressure in possession and his long game was also excellent, not far off an assist. 8

Walker: Used his pace well and found some joy attacking high up on the right. Clever for the second goal. 8


Akanji: A shaky start was followed by a more composed performance and helped City control the second half. 7

Ake: A welcome return to the team after his summer injury and he earned his clean sheet with a solid performance. 7


Lewis: Showed his versatility charging up and down the pitch, although was targeted by Burnley and gave the ball away too many times. 6

Rodri: A regular threat in attack and countless defensive interventions to make sure his team got the result. 9

De Bruyne: Looked menacing and put in a terrific cross for the first goal but another early injury. 7

Alvarez: Found space in the box to tee up Haaland’s second but otherwise struggled to stay involved. 6


Silva: A quiet start became a classic Silva performance buzzing about everywhere keeping possession and moving it forward. 8

Foden: Nothing came off for him but he linked well with Haaland and was threatening running behind the defence all game. 7

Haaland: Two quality goals that made the difference. He can have as few touches as he likes when he wins games like that. 9


Kovacic (for De Bruyne, 24) Took a bit of time to settle but some clipped balls forward that Gundogan would approve of. 7

Gvardiol (for Lewis, 80) No time to mark

Laporte (for Ake, 80) No time to mark

Palmer (for Haaland, 80) No time to mark

McAtee (for Walker, 95) No time to mark

Not used: Ortega, Gomez, Phillips, Grealish




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