Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez both scored braces as Manchester City eviscerated Burnley to ensure Liverpool will have to wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title.
Foden’s strike from the edge of the box broke the deadlock before Mahrez added a double – with the second from the spot after a foul on Sergio Aguero – to put City three goals up at half-time.
Burnley has always found it tough at the Etihad and City barely moved out of first gear against the Clarets who offered little to no resistance at the back and were unimaginative in attack.
Foden, making just his fourth start in the league was impressive and had a hand in the goal that put City 4-0 with David Silva scoring off a Bernardo Silva centre.
The English midfielder then added the fifth himself to complete the rout as Burnley conceded five at the Etihad for the third time.
Pep Guardiola’s side are now 20 points behind leaders Liverpool with eight league games remaining.
Failure to win today would have seen Liverpool lift their first title in three decades with victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday.
Instead, Jurgen Klopp’s side must beat the Eagles and then rely on City dropping points against Chelsea on Thursday if they are to clinch the title before they visit Etihad Stadium on 2 July.