Jesus inspires superb Man City victory at Burnley to close the gap on Liverpool

first_img Jesus was in fine form at Turf Moor Getty Images – Getty 2 Rodri scored City’s third with a stunning strike 2 Gabriel Jesus scored a stunning brace to guide Manchester City to a dominant 4-1 defeat of Burnley on Tuesday night.Despite a lack of light in their dressing room before the clash at Turf Moor, Jesus shone brightly in the absence of Sergio Aguero.center_img The Brazilian broke the deadlock with a sublime curling effort in the first-half before doubling his tally with a fantastic volley after the break.Rodri scored a stunner of his own to make it three and Riyad Mahrez came off the bench to score yet another superb solo goal as Man City returned to their very best.Pep Guardiola’s men were denied a clean sheet when Robbie Brady struck late, but this was still a powerful statement of intent from the champions.Their eyes will now turn to Anfield on Wednesday night, when Liverpool welcome Everton with their lead cut to eight points. Getty Images – Getty No lights in the away dressing room? 💡We’ve got you covered, @ManCity 😉Join us for all the build-up: #PLonPrime— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) December 3, 2019The visitors’ preparations for the match were disrupted due to a light malfunction in the away dressing room.Amazon came to the rescue on their Premier League broadcasting debut by providing a light so the players didn’t have to get changed in the dark.The company, who agreed a £90million deal with the Premier League to start streaming top flight fixtures, received mixed reviews from fans on their opening night.But City will get nothing but plaudits following arguably their best performance of the season so far.The Clarets looked relatively comfortable for the first quarter of the game but a moment of real quality saw City take the lead, with David Silva and Rodri combining to play in Jesus, who paused on the right of the area before curling a delicious shot just inside the far post, giving Pope no chance. Half-time did not disrupt the visitors’ momentum and they doubled their advantage five minutes after the restart, Jesus hooking in Bernardo Silva’s clever cross.City had taken their foot off the accelerator but they continued to probe and their third in the 68th minute was also fantastic, Rodri unleashing a volley from 20 yards after David Silva’s effort was blocked.That killed the game completely as a contest but Mahrez, on for Sterling, produced another precision finish to make it four before Brady took advantage of a fortunate deflection.last_img read more