FT: Manchester 3-1 Burnley, Julian Alvarez Bags Brace! [VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS]

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Manchester City continued on their long-running dominance over Burnley as they edged out the Clarets with a 3-1 Premier League win to close the gap on Liverpool on the Premier League top, MySportDab reports

City went into the game with a commanding stats over Burnley, having won their last 12 matches against the visitors.

The last time Burnley won a topflight game against Manchester City was in 1963. Since then, it has been a long-running hoodoo with no wins in their last 16 games.

It was the second time Burnley manager Vincent Kompany led the second-tier champions to Etihad this season to take on his former club.

The Belgian faced a tough test taking on a star-studded City side, who were hoping to stay put on the Premier League title race.

The Cityzens kicked off proceedings with a bang, dominating the game, and mounting pressure in search of an early opener.

Julian Alvarez starred for the Cityzens, scoring twice to put City in front. The Argentina international opened the scoring for the home side in the 16th minute as City clicked into gear. Left unmarked in Burnley box, Alvarez beat Trafford from point-blank range to head home Manchester City’s first goal.

In the 22nd minute, Julian Alvarez was on target again for Manchester City, sliding into the bottom-left corner after Kevin De Bruyne’s freek-kick to double the lead for the hosts.

City ended the first half with a resounding 2-0 lead and were set to cruise to an easy win over the Clarets

Just a minute into the second half, Phil Foden assisted Rodri with a cut-back pass and the Spaniard perfectly got it into the back of the net with a first-time right-footed strike.

After trailing by three unreplied goals, Burnley finally nailed home a consolation goal in the stoppage-time with Al-Dakhil’s strike.

The game ended with Manchester City winning 3-1 to close the gap on Liverpool to 6 points with a game in hand.

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