Julian Alvarez celebrated his 24th birthday at the Etihad in fine style bagging a brace in a 3-1 win over Burnley.

Alvarez, who joined City on 31 January in 2022, continued his affiliation with the date by netting two smart goals in the first half.

The first was a poacher’s header while the second was a fine finish after a clever run that was found by a pinpoint Kevin De Bruyne pass.

Rodrigo scored our third, moments after the second half had kicked off and City, comfortable at that point, still went in search of more goals.

But it was Vincent Kompany’s Burnley who completed the scoring, Ameen Al-Dakhil bagging a consolation in stoppage time.


There were so many positives on top of the three-point haul, KDB starting his first game in five months since the opening day away game at Turf Moor against this evening’s opponents while Erling Haaland was back in the matchday squad after a spell on the sidelines.

Good news all-round as we eye a positive run-in to the 2023/24 campaign.

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