The birthday boy Julian Alvarez scored a brace against Burnley in the first half

Julian Alvarez scores an easy brace to give Man City a 2-0 lead.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Julian Alvarez shinning against Burnley early in the first half.
Julian Alvarez shinning against Burnley early in the first half.
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Manchester City is currently winning 2-0 against Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. Man City started intensely, as always, and almost scored in the first two minutes of the game. Doku gets past Gudmundson and Vitinho but leads nowhere.

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Matehus Nunes dribbles in the Burnley box, but after a failed cross, the ball returns to the Portuguese's feet. Nunes has the composure and patience to wait for support until he finds Julian Alvarez. He crosses a ball into the box to Alvarez, who heads the ball in from close range.

Man City took the lead 1-0 in the first 16 minutes and with this win, the club positioned themselves second with 46 points. They are now two points behind Liverpool, who are at 48 points in the table and also have a game in hand.

Only six minutes later, Alvarez gets his second of the game. Kevin De Bruyne takes a free kick, but instead of whipping a cross in, he passes a perfect pass to Alvarez's run. Alvarez quickly pounces on the chance and scores his brace.

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Julian Alvarez is celebrating his birthday in style

Julian Alvarez turns 24 today, and on his birthday, he scored an important brace. This brace comes in perfect timing as Haaland is back on the bench. Pep Guardiola will have to choose between Haaland or Alvarez who is in top form right now.

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