Erling Haaland earned the pre-game headlines after returning to the matchday squad, taking his place on the bench against the Clarets.
But it was the man who’s excelled in his absence that turned on the style once again as he celebrated his 24th with a goalscoring masterclass at the Etihad.
Burnley, led by former skipper Vincent Kompany, pulled one back in injury time, with Ameen Al-Dakhil turning in David Datro Fofana’s cross.
But it was merely a consolation as referee Sam Barrott called time on the match moments later.
Check out our brief highlights in the video player above.