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Manchester City 3 Burnley 0: Sergio Aguero nets record-equalling penalty before Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane finish Clarets off

 

Argentina striker fired home the milestone goal from the penalty spot after Bernardo Silva went down in the box on 29 minutes

SERGIO AGUERO wrote his name into the Manchester City record books as he became the club’s joint leading goalscorer of all-time.

The Etihad hero stroked home a first half spot-kick to go level with Eric Brook on 177 – a record that has stood for 78 years.

 Sergio Aguero scored a milestone goal for Man CitySergio Aguero scored a milestone goal for Man City

Yet the award of the spot-kick – for a foul on Bernardo Silva – was controversial and left Burnley fuming.

However it set Pep Guardiola’s men for an 11th straight win – the first time the club has done that in a single season.

Burnley were a massive 25-1 to win here with some bookies – the longest odds ever in a Premier League game.

Yet the Clarets had an early chance as Chris Wood bundled his way through and Ederson Moraes had to dive at the feet of Scott Arfield.

 Bernardo Silva won a controversial early penaltyBernardo Silva won a controversial early penalty
 Sergio Aguero scored the penalty to give Man City the leadSergio Aguero scored the penalty to give Man City the lead

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The big Kiwi got injured in the collision and had to be replaced by Ashley Barnes – a real blow for Sean Dyche and the Clarets.

Unusually City were taking a while to get going but they did have one chance when Leroy Sane pulled back for Bernardo Silva but his shot was straight at Nick Pope.

The Burnley keeper was at the centre of things again on the half hour as he kept out Kevin de Bruyne as he raced into the area.

The ball broke for Bernardo Silva who went over under a challenge from Pope – with referee Roger East pointing to the spot.

 Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson dived through the air for one saveBrazilian goalkeeper Ederson dived through the air for one save
 Nicolas Otamendi scored a header for Man CityNicolas Otamendi scored a header for Man City

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4737150/manchester-city-3-burnley-0-sergio-aguero-nets-record-equalling-penalty-before-nicolas-otamendi-and-leroy-sane-finish-clarets-off/

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