It was the same old story for Burnley at Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

The Clarets capitulated at the hands of Pep Guardiola's side and sunk to a 5-0 Etihad Stadium defeat for the fourth game in a row.

The defeat meant Burnley dropped back into the bottom three and Sean Dyche's side must find a response when Everton visit Turf Moor next weekend.

Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick for City on Saturday while Benjain Mendy and Ferran Torres also notched.

Here's what the national media made of the game.

The Mail

There has been an insistence around Manchester City that it really was a matter of time. Pep Guardiola would have preferred they arrived with regularity before now but here they were. Some goals, at last.

Burnley are always obliging at the Etihad Stadium and this was no different. For unexplainable reasons, Sean Dyche always watches his team wilt while stood on this touchline. Groundhog day for him as City gallivanted freely – notably Riyad Mahrez, who recorded a first Premier League hat-trick in five years.

City were good, although Burnley undoubtedly left the architects of their own surrender. James Tarkowski and Charlie Taylor – two of their most consistent performers usually - will look back on the first couple of Mahrez’s strikes with regret. And from there, the game was gone. Beaten before they started.

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The Guardian

Manchester City ended their paltry Premier League goal return in style. After scoring only 10 in eight matches this was Pep Guardiola’s side at their silken best.

It was a fourth consecutive time City have beaten Burnley 5-0 at home and as on previous occasions Sean Dyche’s side were culpable for their own demise, particularly regarding the opening two goals.

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The Sun

Riyad Mahrez continued to torment Burnley with a brilliant hat-trick as Manchester City rediscovered their ruthless streak against their favourite whipping boys.

Incredibly this was the fourth time in a row that the Citizens had beaten the Clarets by the same scoreline at the Etihad Stadium.

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