Oil-rich Manchester City proved too formidable opponents for minnows Burnley, as the Citizens smashed the visitors 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Three different Manchester City players made it to the scoresheet, with Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi, and Leroy Sane all scoring a goal each. The win further cements City’s grip on first place, with the club now incurring a total 25 points from nine games. As things stand, City are now five points clear from nearest rivals Manchester United, after the Red Devils fell to a shock defeat against Minnows Huddersfield. As expected, Manchester City quickly got a hold of proceedings in the first half, seeing most of the ball and not letting opponents Burnley get any whiff of it. New signing Bernardo Silva got the first real chance of the game, having a go at the ball at close range, only for the attempt to be saved by Burnley keeper Nick Pope. Controversy would soon come in the form of a penalty decision. Silva won the decision for the home side after he went down while coming in contact with Pope’s knee. This time, it was veteran striker Sergio Aguero who steps up to the plate and convincingly converts the penalty.