Wednesday, 03 February 2021 23:01

Staff Reporter.

Manchester City restored their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League and extended their ominous-looking winning streak to 13 games with a comfortable victory at Burnley.

City came into this match on the back of 13 successive victories in all competitions and extending that run was never in doubt as they took the lead after three minutes.

Bernado Silva's effort was palmed straight into Gabriel Jesus' path by Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and the Brazil international re-adjusted his body to head in from close range.

Burnley, who this season have record victories away at Arsenal and Liverpool, rarely threatened as the in-form visitors expertly kept them at bay.

City extended their lead and effectively put the game to bed on 38 minutes when Raheem Sterling finished off from close range following a lovely team move.

Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan combined down the right side before  Germany international played the ball into the box for Sterling to tap home.

City comfortably saw out the second half and moved three points clear of second-place Manchester United with a game in hand ahead of a trip Anfield to face champions Liverpool on Sunday.

Meanwhile Leicester strengthened their position in the Premier League's top four with victory over Fulham, whose survival hopes suffered a further blow at Craven Cottage.

The result lifts Leicester two points behind second-placed Manchester United, while Fulham remain seven points adrift of safety in 18th.