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Participant scores as one other Haaland hat-trick sends Cityzens to FA Cup semi-finals

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Erling Haaland scored yet one more hat-trick as Manchester Metropolis destroyed Burnley within the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Vincent Kompany’s return to the Etihad Stadium was not a contented one, struggling a thrashing on the place he referred to as house for over a decade.

Pep Guardiola’s males recovered from a sluggish begin to put the sword to the Clarets and head into the worldwide break on a mighty excessive.

The Championship leaders made a very good account of themselves early on, with the primary probability of observe seeing Vitinho’s slipped strike tipped simply previous the submit by Stefan Ortega.

However regardless of this adventurous endeavour, Man Metropolis took the lead with their first alternative. A intelligent ball from Julian Alvarez managed to separate the Burnley centre-backs and ship Haaland racing away, poking the ball previous Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Certain sufficient, the hosts doubled their lead minutes later. Phil Foden managed to dash clear down the left and put the ball on the plate for Haaland to faucet in.

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

After the break, Peacock-Farrell managed to disclaim Riyad Mahrez from point-blank vary following a intelligent half-volleyed cross from Kyle Walker, whereas the Northern Eire worldwide was referred to as on once more to maintain out Haaland.

Foden then rattled the submit earlier than Haaland accomplished his hat-trick – quantity six for the season – by stretching to poke house the rebound.

The floodgates have been now open and Alvarez claimed Man Metropolis’s fourth from shut vary on the finish of a sweeping group transfer, with Kevin De Bruyne offering the help this time.

Substitute Cole Palmer added the fifth after Peacock-Farrell was solely in a position to parry clear a excessive cross from Foden.

Quantity six was completed by Alvarez after he ran onto an extended ball between the traces from De Bruyne, compounding Burnley’s distress.

Man Metropolis superior to their fifth successive FA Cup semi-final after simply two merciful minutes of stoppage time on the finish of the second half.

GK: Stefan Ortega – 5/10 – Regarded nervous from the off, although Burnley weren’t in a position to capitalise on this.

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

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

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

DM: Rico Lewis – 7/10 – Was a bit shaky early on however grew into the sport and Burnley did not know learn how to cope with him as soon as Man Metropolis have been within the ascendancy.

DM: Rodri – 7/10 – If something was most likely responsible of underestimating Burnley at first, however gave their midfield the runaround in the long run.

RM: Riyad Mahrez – 8/10 – Calmly and casually weaved his approach in and round Burnley our bodies.

AM: Kevin De Bruyne – 9/10 – Again to his finest, giving good friend and former teammate Kompany an actual nightmare on the touchline.

LM: Phil Foden – 10/10 – Every little thing he touched turned to gold.

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

CF: Julian Alvarez – 10/10 – Would you consider Burnley’s quick begin got here courtesy of a very sloppy Alvarez efficiency? He managed to show that round after which some. An excellent show come full-time.


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


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)

Participant of the match – Erling Haaland (Manchester Metropolis)

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