Erling Haaland made his first look in virtually two months following a foot harm as Manchester Metropolis beat Burnley 3-1 to maintain the stress on Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Haaland appeared as a second-half substitute, changing Kevin De Bruyne, who impressed on his first begin since August, nevertheless it was Julian Alvarez who set Metropolis on their solution to a fourth consecutive Premier League win with two targets in six first-half minutes.
The Argentine’s second, following a close-range header for his first, got here from a intelligent De Bruyne free-kick which outfoxed the Burnley defence. Metropolis then put the consequence past any doubt when Rodri swept residence Phil Foden’s cut-back 24 seconds after the interval.
Haaland was unable to get in on the act, even displaying a touch of rustiness when he uncharacteristically spurned a few late probabilities, however his return, coupled with the reintroduction of De Bruyne, accomplished a satisfying night, regardless of a late Burnley comfort aim by Ameen Al-Dakhil.
The consequence sees Pep Guardiola’s facet soar again above Arsenal into second place, with a recreation in hand on leaders Liverpool. Burnley, in the meantime, stay nineteenth, seven factors from security.
Extra to observe…
Manchester Metropolis are again in motion on Monday Evening Soccer after they journey to Brentford, dwell on Sky Sports activities; kick-off 8pm.
In the meantime, Burnley‘s subsequent match is on Saturday after they host Fulham; kick-off 3pm.