Sunday, 4 April 2010

Burnley reax

George Murray, Independent on Sunday

Ruthless, clinical, making the most of others' misfortune, this was most unlike the Manchester City we have grown used to. Up to fourth, with Tottenham still having to travel to Eastlands, Roberto Mancini, who linked himself with a move back to Italy with Juventus on the eve of this game, looks like he may deliver Champions League football after all.

Graham Chase, Sunday Telegraph

With Tottenham, who still have to travel to City, slipping up at Sunderland history suggested that Roberto Mancini's side would shoot themselves in the foot.

Instead, they were three goals up within six minutes and played with a ruthlessness that has rarely been associated with the light blue shirt, with three goals coming from Adam Johnson corners.

Paul Rowan, Sunday Times

Within seven minutes, Burnley were three behind, and they had conceded five by half-time — equalling the Premier League record — as Tevez and Adebayor ran riot. Burnley’s defence couldn’t deal with Adam Johnson and Bellamy on the flanks either.

Joe Lovejoy, The Observer

The outcome was settled before the match was seven minutes old, by which time City were three goals to the good, and the Burnley players, and their suffering supporters, were thoroughly demoralised. It cannot be too often that a home team are booed while latecomers are still filtering into the ground, but that is what happened here. After 20 minutes, at 4-0, some were already heading for the exits.

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