Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick as Manchester City steamrolled Burnley 5-0 in their finest performance of the season so far.
The winger fired the hosts into a sixth-minute lead from a flowing move which would encapsulate City’s performance against woeful Burnley, who would go on to suffer their fourth successive 5-0 defeat at the Etihad.
Mahrez netted his second midway through the half from a poorly-defended throw-in, and Benjamin Mendy weighed in with his first Premier League goal shortly before the interval with a smartly-timed volley from a tight angle.
After the break, Ferran Torres fired in from close-range before Mahrez completed his hat-trick with a header from Phil Foden’s cross.
City’s win lifts them into the top half of the Premier League and back within three points of Chelsea in third, while Burnley are five points off Brighton, the next team ahead of them, and remain 17th.
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