It was not necessary for Manchester City to put on its best version to beat Burnley (2-0) and follow in the wake of Liverpool in the upper zone of the Premier League.
Those of Pep Guardiola, against one of the weakest rivals in the competition, who started and continued the date in the relegation zone, left the game on track in the first half, when Bernardo Silva - at 12 'just - pushed a shot Prior to Phil Foden who had saved the Burnley goalkeeper, Nick Pope, and sentenced him 20 minutes from time with a goal from Kevin de Bruyne.
The Belgian is slowly recovering his rhythm after a time injured and has scored three goals in his last five games with the Sky Blues. It is that Kevin De Bruyne is the emblem of Manchester City, which with this new victory is placed second in the Premier, one point behind Liverpool, which beat Watford 5-0.
For his part, Cristiano Ronaldo fails to hook up with a Manchester United that lost again and moves away from the top positions in the Premier League. The truth is that the Portuguese did not have a good game, and his team fell 4-2 on their visit to Leicester.