Gabriel Jesus got City’s first goal last night in a dominant display, as the Champions reproduced an old-school City performance where their quality was far too much for a Burnley side.
Kevin De Bruyne was back to being the conductor-in-chief, floating around the pitch into dangerous positions and firing over crosses that are almost impossible to defend.
Alongside him, Bernardo Silva fizzed around with menace, offering the sort of threat that made him such a key player in last season’s domestic treble.
City were on top for the opening 20 minutes but failed to find an opening despite missing chances through Bernardo Silva and having a Jesus flick correctly ruled out for offside.
Jesus had stuttered over another chance afterwards but made no mistake with a brilliant opener in the 24th minute.
The Brazilian found space out wide, cut inside and curled a delightful 20-yard strike out of reach of Nick Pope.
It was his first goal in eight games and took the pressure off him and the rest of the City team.