Burnley boss Vincent Kompany endured a return to Manchester City on Saturday as Erling Haaland scored his sixth goal of the season in a 6-0 win that sent Pep Guardiola’s side into the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Kompany, who won four Premier League titles in 11 years at City as a player, was given a hero’s welcome at the Etihad.
But on the pitch City showed no love to their former captain as Haaland took his tally for the season to 42 goals.
Julian Alvarez scored twice and Cole Palmer added another as City remained on course to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
Haaland scored five goals as RB Leipzig were hammered 7-0 in the Champions League in midweek.
The Norwegian has now scored at least a hat-trick in six of his 19 games at the Etihad this season.
“A few good games – important games. (To win) 7-0 and 6-0 before the national team rest is amazing. I’m very happy,” said Haaland.
“I think we’re in the part of the season where we need to be at our best.”
Burnley are on the hunt for a return to the Premier League in Kompany’s first season in charge.
But it was shown to the leaders of the championship that they should contact the next season through the announcement of the hospital.
“It’s always a place I’m proud to come back to but I was also proud to come here with Burnley,” Kompany said.
The visitors started the brighter of the two sides but it was no longer the case when Haaland opened the scoring by tapping in Alvarez’s pass in the 32nd minute.
Moments later it was 2-0 as Phil Foden cut free down the left to square for Haaland to tap home.
City’s number nine completed his hat-trick on the rebound when Foden’s shot came back off the post.
His impressive performance overshadowed Alvarez’s good start to his City career.
Argentina’s World Cup winner who signed a contract extension at the Etihad this week celebrated by doubling his own assists from two Kevin De Bruyne assists.
In between, Palmer scored City’s fifth with a simple touch after Bailey Peacock-Farrell headed home Foden’s cross.
City are the first team to book their place in the last four
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