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The Ukrainian curled a spectacular 25-yard effort over Burton goalkeeper Bradley Collins to make the score 4-0 in the 37th minute following a fifth minute Kevin De Bruyne header and Gabriel Jesus brace.
Jesus contributed another two alongside additional goals from Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez, which included four in a 13-minute period around the hour mark to add further gloss to an already convincing score-line.
Zinchenko jokingly refuted claims that his goal was accidental before praising the team’s approach to the game, even when the result was beyond doubt:
“Was my goal a cross!? A little respect please!," he teased.
“It’s the first time I’ve played in a win like this.To be fair we scored a lot of goals, we wanted more, and our fans did too.
"At half-time Pep said keep going in the same way, the same spirit and to see if we can score more."
Gabriel Jesus also offered a major contribution thanksa to his four-goal haul and he admitted that it was the first time that he had achieved the feat in his career.
The Brazilian also echoed Zinchenko’s praise towards the team’s mentality during the game.
“I have never scored four before in my career, I am so happy for this," he said.
“Players like me want to play more, to help the team, and we went out there to win.”
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