De Bruyne hits thunderbolt as City smash Burnley in FA Cup

FA Cup By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/01/2019

Kevin De Bruyne hits thunderbolt as Manchester City smash Burnley 5-0 in the Emirate FA Cup on Saturday afternoon encounter at Etihad Stadium.

Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, an own goal from Burnley's Kevin Long and Sergio Aguero's penalty gave Pep Guardiola side an easy passage to next round of the competition and record an eighth consecutive victory.

Brazil striker put Manchester City ahead in the first half with a fine individual effort, although the one-goal margin did not highlight City's dominance and Matej Vydra had the chance to draw the visitors level when he was handed a great opportunity, but his put his effort wide of the target.

Premier League Champions were ruthless in their response as goals from Bernardo Silva and De Bruyne thunderbolt put them on the brink before Kevin Long had a miserable end to the day as he scored an own goal before conceding a penalty that was converted by Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City are still alive in all four competitions this term, while Burnley can now prioritize their battle against the drop in the Premier League.