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EPL: Man City thrash Burnley 3-0 in league opener



Manchester City recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Burnley, as they began the defence of their Premier League title in style.

In the fourth minute, Erling Haaland found space among a crowded penalty area to sweep the ball into the bottom corner from Rodri’s headed pass.

Last season’s Golden Boot winner then rattled another first-time finish in off the bar in the 36th minute.

Rodri added the third in the second half before Anass Zaroury received a straight red card after VAR review for an ugly tackle on Kyle Walker.

It wasn’t all plain sailing for City, who lost Kevin De Bruyne to another injury in the first half, but the ease at which they picked up the three points is an ominous sign for the rest of the Premier League.