Jesus scores twice as Manchester city hammer Burnley

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Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring for Manchester City against Burnley with David Silva
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring for Manchester City against Burnley with David Silva

Gabriel Jesus struck twice to get Manchester City back to winning ways and back up to second in the Premier League with a 4-1 victory at Burnley on Tuesday night.

City – who fell further away from runaway leaders Liverpool at the weekend – closed back to within eight points of Jurgen Klopp’s side in the table ahead of the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night.

Jesus, in again for the injured Sergio Aguero, netted his third and fourth Premier League goals of the season either side of half-time, breaking his eight-game barren run for City.

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Rodri and Riyad Mahrez then capped the win in the second half, to secure a great result for City as they head towards the Manchester derby on Saturday evening.

Robbie Brady notched a late consolation for Burnley, which was significant in denying City a clean sheet for an eighth game in a row in all competitions.

Leicester could move back above the champions if they get a point or more at home to Watford on Wednesday.

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