MANCHESTER CITY star Rico Lewis was struck by a lighter thrown by the crowd.
The incident occurred midway through the first half after the defender was bundled to the floor in the corner flag by Conor Roberts.
As Roberts protested his innocence Lewis began to get back up to his feet as he was struck by the lighter thrown from the Burnley end.
He fell back down to the turf as he cried in anguish but did not require medical assistance.
Lewis was a surprise selection choice with latest signing Josko Gvardiol having to settle for a place on the bench.
But it did not take long for Pep Guardiola’s line-up to pay off as Erling Haaland opened his account for the season inside three minutes.
The striker reacted quickest to poke home from Rodri’s cutback – beating six Clarets defenders to the ball.
Haaland doubled his lead later in the half with a clinical finish after being teed up by Julian Alvarez.
But it was not all plain sailing for the Citizens as captain Kevin De Bruyne was forced off with a suspected knee injury.
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