Edgar 9 mins
Guidetti 24 mins, 35 mins, 88 mins (pen)
Tutte (pen) 47 mins
- Match reports
- 02 March 2010 00:44
- Posted by David Clayton
John Guidetti fired a superb hat-trick to boost City Reserves' title bid at Turf Moor with an emphatic 4-1 win.
The Blues had to come from behind to beat an experienced Burnley side that included two former City favourites in their team – Stephen Jordan and Nicky Weaver.
David Edgar put the Clarets 1-0 up after just nine minutes after City failed to deal with a Burnley set-piece, but Andy Welsh's men were soon back on level terms following a period of sustained pressure.
Both Andrew Tutte, Jack Redshaw and Guidetti went close to equalising before the Blues finally beat Weaver with Guidetti finding the top corner with a stunning effort from the edge of the box on 24 minutes.
The same player then put City 2-1 up 11 minutes later after being put clean through on goal only for Weaver to save well, but Guidetti somehow squeezed home the rebound from a tight angle.
Two minutes after the break Guidetti was fouled in the box by Michael Duff allowing Tutte to make it 3-1 from the penalty spot.
And Guidetti dapped a fine performance by completing the scoring - and his hat-trick - with a penalty on 88 minutes after the referee harshly judged that James Poole had been felled in the box by the luckless Weaver.
City now move within two points of leaders Manchester United and remain unbeaten away in the league all season.