FT: Manchester City 6-0 Burnley, Haaland Scores HAT-TRICK! (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
Manchester City have defeated Burnley in the FA Cup to continue on their brilliant run this season with Erling Haaland scoring a hat-trick, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
Manchester City stonewalled Burnley as the game gets underway, holding off the Championship leaders.
Former Manchester City defender and Burnley manager Vincent Kompany could not match the tactical prowess of his former boss Pep Guardiola in the game.
It was largely an underwhelming display by the Championship side at Etihad as the faced a more clinical Manchester City.
City effectively dominated proceedings and held sway over the game from start.
Erling Haaland opened the scoring for the star-studded side after the game crossed the half hour mark.
It was a quickfire double by the deadly forward who struck in the 32nd and 35th minute to bag his first half brace and give City a deserved 2-0 lead before the first half break.
Second Half Report
The home side maintained their dominant display throughout as the second half began.
Erling Haaland hit his hat-trick in the 59th minute to make it 3-0 for Manchester City.
Three minutes after Erling Haaland’s hat-trick, Julian Alvarez scored in the 59th minute to make it 4-0.
The Premier League champions continued to dominate play despite taking a 4-0 lead.
In the 68th minute, Palmer put the game beyond the visitors, netting City’s fifth strike to make it 5-0.
Despite going five goals down, Burnley offered no potent response and were completely overwhelmed.
Julian Alvarez bagged his brace in the 73rd minute as City made it 6-0 with few minutes left into the game.
The match ended with Manchester City grabbing a resounding FA Cup win over Burnley.