Manchester Evening News

CITY RATED 6

- BY SIMON BAJKOWSKI

EDERSON

Could have joined the fans in the stand for most of the night, before conceding a late goal to wipe out the clean sheet.

RICO LEWIS

Enjoyed a rare league start at right-back and showed how comfortabl­e he is all over the pitch as he pushed up.

JOHN STONES

His first start since getting injured at Everton and there were no dramas, even if he didn’t venture forward.

NATHAN AKE

Say it quietly but is Ake the best defender at City now? Another performanc­e without a foot wrong.

JOSKO GVARDIOL

Didn’t manage to get forward as well as he has done previously this season, and done for the late Burnley goal.

RODRI

Cruised through the day, happy to sit back and let others run the game but also picked his moment to score.

MATHEUS NUNES

Every decision that he makes can still seems like a lottery but his performanc­e was a nice bonus as he got at Burnley.

KEVIN DE BRUYNE

A clever free-kick to tee up Alvarez for his second and more than 70 minutes on his first start back.

PHIL FODEN

Less involved from a wider position but still worked hard to cut inside and provided Rodri with the third goal.

JEREMY DOKU

Always enjoyable when he beats his man, although some of his decision-making in the final third let him down.

JULIAN ALVAREZ

Two timely goals to remind what he can offer to the team, a nice treat on his 24th birthday.

SUBSTITUTE­S

7 7 7 5 8 8 7 7 6 8

ERLING HAALAND: (for De Bruyne, 71) Looked hungry if not sharp. 6

JACK GREALISH (for Foden, 76) Didn’t make much impact. 6

MATEO KOVACIC (for Rodri, 86) No time. SERGIO GOMEZ (for Alvarez, 86) No time. NOT USED: Ortega, Walker, Dias, Bobb, Silva

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