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    Man City 6-0 Burnley: Player ratings as another Haaland hat-trick sends Cityzens to FA Cup semi-finals

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    Erling Haaland scored yet another hat-trick as Manchester City destroyed Burnley in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

    Vincent Kompany’s return to the Etihad Stadium was not a happy one, suffering a thrashing at the place he called home for over a decade.

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    Pep Guardiola’s men recovered from a sluggish start to put the sword to the Clarets and head into the international break on a mighty high.

    The Championship leaders made a good account of themselves early on, with the first chance of note seeing Vitinho’s slipped strike tipped just past the post by Stefan Ortega.

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    But despite this adventurous endeavour, Man City took the lead with their first opportunity. A clever ball from Julian Alvarez managed to split the Burnley centre-backs and send Haaland racing away, poking the ball past Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

    Sure enough, the hosts doubled their lead minutes later. Phil Foden managed to sprint clear down the left and put the ball on the plate for Haaland to tap in.

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    Ian Maatsen stung the palms of Ortega with the last kick of the half as Burnley cruelly went into the break two goals behind.

    After the break, Peacock-Farrell managed to deny Riyad Mahrez from point-blank range following a clever half-volleyed cross from Kyle Walker, while the Northern Ireland international was called on again to keep out Haaland.

    Foden then rattled the post before Haaland completed his hat-trick – number six for the season – by stretching to poke home the rebound.

    The floodgates were now open and Alvarez claimed Man City’s fourth from close range at the end of a sweeping team move, with Kevin De Bruyne providing the assist this time.

    Substitute Cole Palmer added the fifth after Peacock-Farrell was only able to parry clear a high cross from Foden.

    Number six was finished by Alvarez after he ran onto a long ball between the lines from De Bruyne, compounding Burnley’s misery.

    Man City advanced to their fifth successive FA Cup semi-final after just two merciful minutes of stoppage time at the end of the second half.

    GK: Stefan Ortega – 5/10 – Looked nervous from the off, though Burnley weren’t able to capitalise on this.

    CB: Kyle Walker – 7/10 – Galloped down the right flank to stretch play when in possession.

    CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10 – Hardly troubled and was even afforded a rest with half an hour to go.

    CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7/10 – Made good on what was a rare chance to impress Guardiola.

    DM: Rico Lewis – 7/10 – Was a little shaky early on but grew into the game and Burnley didn’t know how to deal with him once Man City were in the ascendancy.

    DM: Rodri – 7/10 – If anything was probably guilty of underestimating Burnley at first, but gave their midfield the runaround in the end.

    RM: Riyad Mahrez – 8/10 – Calmly and casually weaved his way in and around Burnley bodies.

    AM: Kevin De Bruyne – 9/10 – Back to his best, giving friend and former teammate Kompany a real nightmare on the touchline.

    LM: Phil Foden – 10/10 – Everything he touched turned to gold.

    CF: Erling Haaland – 10/10 – Just the six hat-tricks this season.

    CF: Julian Alvarez – 10/10 – Would you believe Burnley’s fast start came courtesy of a really sloppy Alvarez performance? He managed to turn that around and then some. An outstanding display come full-time.

    Substitutes

    Cole Palmer (64′ for Haaland) – 7/10

    Manuel Akanji (64′ for Dias) – 6/10

    Sergio Gomez (66′ for Lewis) – 6/10

    Kalvin Phillips (66′ for Rodri) – 6/10

    Jack Grealish (89′ for De Bruyne) – N/A

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    GK: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (4); RB: Connor Roberts (3), CB: Ameen Al Dakhil (3), CB: Louis Beyer (3), LB: Ian Maatsen (5); CM: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (3), CM: Josh Cullen (5), RM: Vitinho (5), AM: Nathan Tella (4), LM: Anass Zaroury (4); CF: Lyle Foster (5)

    SUBS: Jack Cork (5), Ashley Barnes (5), Michael Obafemi (5), Charlie Taylor (N/A), Samuel Bastien (N/A)

    Player of the match – Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

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