Burnley boss Sean Dyche admitted his side didn't back up their half-time rally cry as champions Manchester City ran riot at Turf Moor.

The Clarets went in at the break 1-0 down thanks to a stunning strike from Gabriel Jesus. 

But despite his players talking a good game at the break - with the message to keep things tight - Jesus added a second four minutes after the restart.

Rodri and substitute Riyad Marhez completed the scoring for City before a late Robbie Brady proved a mere consolation on a disappointing night in front of the Amazon Prime cameras.

And Dyche said: "In the second half we didn't turn up at all, particularly in the first five minutes. I don't think we broke the play up, I don't think we laid a glove on them physically and we certainly didn't keep the ball and they did.

"But credit to them, they are getting a lot of question marks but when they turn up they really do. And in the second half, they were by far the better side.

"They shifted it quickly, their awareness, their technical ability, their goalscoring prowess but equally doing the ugly stuff well in defending well, pressing well and getting the backline up. They are certainly a top side."

Dyche made three changes to the side which lost 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace, handing a first league start to Chelsea loanee Danny Drinkwater, and switching to an unfamiliar 4-5-1 formation. 

Drinkwater came in for Ashley Barnes, who is struggling with a groin issue but did come on in the second half, while Erik Pieters replaced the injured Charlie Taylor and Aaron Lennon was given the nod over Brady.

And Dyche said: "Barnesy was struggling with his groin and we thought he might come on and affect it later on. We had to protect certain situations.

"Drinky we know is getting fit so we knew that would be a challenge for him. He stuck at it but physically it is tough coming into the Premier League and those games."