PLAYER RATINGS: Erling Haaland shone again after scoring another hat-trick for Manchester City
Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals after beating championship leaders Burnley 6-0.
Erling Haaland took his tally for the season to 42 with another hat-trick, with Julian Alvarez also scoring a brace while substitute Cole Palmer came into action.
Sportsmail’s Ian Whittell rated the players for the FA Cup quarter-final clash at the Etihad.
City of Man (4-1-4-1):
Stephen Ortega 6: The German goalkeeper was the only “reserve” selected by Guardiola for the tie and a bad clearance early could have been disastrous. He made good saves from Tella and Maatsen, and his shot led to the first goal.
Kyle Walker 6: Back in the starting line-up, City needed their pace, with Burnley threatening at half-time from time to time. He set up what looked like a babysitter for Mahrez.
Stefan Ortega made some poor clearances early on, but then made good saves.
Ruben Days 7: He made a vital challenge to Tella when he looked ready to score, showing why his coach compared him to Kompany before the match. Cool on the ball.
Aymeric Laporte 7: Very serene behind in the first half when the tie was zero and Burnley up. He showed his strength and poise in the second half of fights with the veteran Barnes.
Rich Lewis 7: Nominally a left-back, the versatile teenager moved into midfield when City had the ball, which was most of the time. An impressive tackle on Foster showed his defensive quality.
Rodrigo 6: Alone most of the time in midfield and looked like he could be outplayed occasionally, but his timing and experience helped keep the Clarets at bay.
Aymeric Laporte was very calm behind in the first half when the tie was goalless
Riad Mahrez 7: Slow start, but as City grew from the tie, they began to become more productive on the right. He fired a good chance straight at the goalkeeper after the break.
Kevin DeBruyne 7: Not at the peak of his powers, with some misplaced passes and some unproductive set pieces. But brilliant assists for two of City’s goals in the second half.
Julian Alvarez 8: The World Cup winner played a central attacking midfielder role and that’s where the first goal came from with his brilliant assist. He still adjusting to a slightly different role, but he deserved the goals from him.
Phil Foden 7: Heavily targeted for some rude tactics by his old partner Kompany; with Beyer, Roberts and Vitinho catching him. Still, he showed no ill effects when he lay down in the second.
Kevin De Bruyne misses a few passes, but when he gets two assists in the game
Erling Haaland 9: Five midweek, but barely a snort until he coolly converted a 27-minute hat-trick with his usual lethal touch. That meant he had scored nine goals in his last 134 minutes for City!
cole palmer for Haaland 63 minutes – 7
manuel akanji for Days 63 minutes – 6
calvin phillips for Rodri 66 minutes – 6
sergio gomez for Lewis 66 minutes – 6
Jack Grealish for De Bruyne 89 minutes
Substitutes (not used) Stones, Ake, Gundogan, Ederson.
Erling Haaland scored his eighth goal in five days while Julián Álvarez netted a brace
Bailey Peacock-Farrell 7: The substitute goalkeeper did not have to make a save in the first half, but still had to take the ball out of the net twice. He made a couple of good blocks in the second half before the deluge.
Connor Roberts 4: He bore the brunt of Foden’s marauding runs down City’s left and was nowhere in sight for City’s second. She couldn’t get close enough to kick Foden, though he tried with all his might.
Amen Al Dakhil 4: The young defender missed a deceptive half chance from a corner in the first half and struggled all day with City’s firepower. An experience you will not forget.
Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell made a couple of good blocks before the deluge
Jordan Beyer 4: The great defender had no answer for Haaland, but he was not ashamed of it. Despite being 6’2”, the man from the City tossed him aside like a rag doll in one attack.
Ian Matsen 5: He could have done better with a rare goal just before the break, but his shot was too close to the goalkeeper. He never gave up on Mahrez, but he had his hands full.
Johan Gudmundsson 5: He knocked down an early shot from Rodri and grafted, but never had enough of the ball to show his distribution skills and went off at half-time.
Josh Cullen 5: He used the ball well during a brief period of Burnley dominance in the first half, but the rest of the afternoon was spent chasing shadows, rather than the ball.
Nathan Tella 6: He was encouraged when the tie was competitive and only a great tackle from Dias denied him a scoring opportunity while Ortega made a good save on another of his tries.
The Clarets’ 6’2 defender Jordan Beyer was thrown aside like a rag doll by Haaland
Wine 4: The attacking midfielder showed plenty of pace and will in the first half and was involved in some good passes but disappeared after the break, as did all the Clarets.
Anass Zaroury 6: A couple of good balls might have led to something, one for Tella in particular, but another skilled Burnley striker who would never be allowed to shine.
Lyle Foster 5: The little-used South African was given an early chance by Ortega but was saved by Lewis. A big request for the youngster and it is not surprising that he left at half-time.
Ashley Barnes for Foster 45 minutes – 5
jack cork for Gudmundsson 45 minutes – 4
michael obafemi for Tella 64 minutes – 5
samuel bastién for Vitinho 77 minutes – 5
charlie taylor for Maatsen 77 minutes – 5
Substitutes (not used) Guita, Bastien, Dervisoglu, Muric.
Referee: j brooks 7
Nathan Tella looked animated when the tie was competitive and Dias’s great tackle denied him