BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche conceded his side were punished for their errors as they lost 5-0 to Manchester City for the fourth straight visit to the Etihad Stadium.

The depleted Clarets, who handed Premier League debuts to keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and midfielder Josh Benson, were again humbled by Pep Guardiola’s side.

Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick and Benjamin Mendy scored his first goal for the club with Ferran Torres also on target as the scoreline had a familiar feel for the Clarets.

It could even have been worse but a late own goal by Peacock-Farrell and an earlier header from Torres were disallowed while Kevin De Bruyne hit the post.

Dyche said: “It is a peculiar one – it is a rare ground where this has occurred on a consistent basis. But we have made mistakes and they have capitalised on it.

"Immediately the game plan is thrown out of the window. Here, it is really tough then. They use the ball so well.

“I am not going to start complaining about injuries but we all know the disparity in the division. They have got a huge resource base and they use it well.

“There is no lack of effort or intention. We just made the wrong choices and we played a top side. When those top sides turn up they really punish you.”