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Gabriel Jesus
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Thank you for following our coverage of tonight’s Premier League match-up between Burnley and Manchester City. Until next time, stay safe!
Speaking of gaining points elsewhere, next up for Burnley is a huge clash with Brighton who travel to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon whilst Manchester City travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday evening. 
All of the damage was done in the first half here at Turf Moor as the visitors – thanks to strikes from Jesus and Sterling – make it nine Premier League wins in a row. Manchester City weren’t at their very best in truth, but it was more than enough to see off a Burnley side who know that they’ll be more likely to pick up points elsewhere in the league.
90' + 1' Mumbongo wins a freekick on the halfway line as Rodri pushes the youngster in the back. It’ll give the hosts a chance to push men forward. Pope smashes the set piece up field but Manchester City again clear with ease. 
90' There'll be a minimum of three minutes of additional time played here in Lancashire.
89' Even though Burnley have been largely outclassed tonight by their visitors, Vydra has simply not stopped running up front for the hosts. His presence could prove incredibly important for the Clarets in upcoming matches.
J. Mumbongo
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87' Mumbongo is carded for a late challenge on Stones. 
85' Manchester City are playing it around the back in an effort to just see out the victory and the three points here at Turf Moor. A Burnley goal would make the final five minutes of play very interesting but that looks highly unlikely right now with the hosts simply camped in their own half.
D. Stephens
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83' Stephens is booked for a late foul on Mahrez. 
J. Benson
A. Westwood
81' Benson joins the action at the expense of Westwood for Burnley. 
80' The final third pass totals tonight stand at 29 to 179 in favour of Manchester City. That probably tells the tale of tonight’s Premier League clash best..
J. Mumbongo
J. Rodriguez
78' Another switch for Burnley as Mumbongo comes on for Rodriguez. It's a home Premier League debut for the young forward. 
77' McNeil sweeps in the free kick, but Manchester City and Diaz again clear the danger.
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76' Ederson is booked for fouling Pieters as he charged out from his area. That's a bit of a let off for the visitors. 
75' Burnley quite simply can’t get close to Manchester City right now as the visitors dominate the possession. The hosts currently have every man behind the ball in an effort to limit the damage tonight.
73' Replays seem to suggest that Jesus was indeed upended by Tarkowski in the box but that the referee’s decision was perhaps not a clear and obvious error. Burnley have got away with one there.
D. Stephens
J. Cork
71' Stephens replaces Cork for the hosts. 
71' BLOCK! Gundogan lays off the ball to Jesus who strikes but Tarkowski blocks. The forward goes down in a heap afterwards under a challenge and VAR will check.
69' Ilkay Gundogan has scored (7) or assisted (1) eight goals in his last 10 Premier League games - as many as in his previous 61 appearances combined beforehand.
67' Silva strikes from 30 yards but Tarkowski blocks the effort away for a corner. Mahrez delivers the subsequent set piece but McNeil clears the danger for the hosts.
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João Cancelo
64' A first change of the night from Guardiola who orders Zinchenko on for Cancelo. 
63' CLOSE! Burnley break and Vdyra chests down a ball from Gudmosson well. The forward unleashes a volley but his effort flies just over from 20 yards out.
62' Manchester City are looking to become the first Premier League side since Arsenal between March and August 2002 to win 13 consecutive matches in all competitions.
60' Burnley advance up the pitch, but Rodriguez’s poor touch halts the attack for the hosts. Pep Guardiola’s men have put in a mighty shift on the back check tonight.
58' Manchester City have the ball in the back of the Burnley net again but Mahrez is adjudged offside. That’s a very close call that VAR confirms.
55' Mahrez whips in another delightful cross from the right but Pope clears the danger before Sterling can convert at the back post. It simply feels like a matter of time until the visitors make this three.
53' Pope comes out to clear a ball over the top from Laporte as Burnley weather another wave of Manchester City attack.
51' SAVE! Sterling is played clear and through on goal. He shapes his body to strike for the far corner, but Pope does brilliantly to close down the Manchester City forward and save with his feet.
49' CLOSE! Gundogan intercepts a lose pass from Mee  and tries a snapshot from 25 yards out. His effort only just missed Pope’s near top corner.
48' Cancelo strikes early on in the second half but Mee blocks his effort from distance. Manchester City have flown out of the blocks in an effort to grab a third.
46' Both teams are back on the field and the second half begins.
It’s clear that Burnley have really missed Chris Wood’s presence upfront so far in this clash. Sean Dyche could look to youngster Mumbongo on the bench to try and inject some pace and agility up top for the hosts.
Goals from Jesus and Sterling have Manchester City in complete control of this Premier League match as the two sides head into the break. The visitors have dominated possession throughout, and Burnley have found it hard to keep up. It’ll be incredibly difficult for the hosts to claw their way back into this one in the second half as City look likely to make it nine Premier League wins in a row.
45' There'll be a minimum of one additional minute played here in the first half. 
43' Laporte catches Tarkowski with his arm but it seems unintentionally. VAR check the event but deem that no further action needs to be taken against the Manchester City defender.
41' Manchester City advance and Mahrez tees up Cancelo. The defender hits it first time but his effort is straight at Pope.
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38' Another great assist for Gundogan who put it on a plate for Sterling. 
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38' GOOOOOAAALLLL!! 2-0 MANCHESTER CITY. STERLING!!! What a lovely team goal this is. Mahrez plays a fantastic reverse pass to Gundogan in the box. The German international then smashes a ball across the six-yard box and Sterling converts from close range.
37' Burnley make a rare venture up the field, but McNeil’s cross is too deep and Ederson collects.
37' Manchester City have had 75% of the possession so far in this Premier League clash but still only lead by the one goal. Burnley are yet to muster an attempt on Ederson’s goal, however.
36' Nothing comes from the Manchester City corner that was played short in the end. 
35' Pope charges out of his goal to punch away a cross from Cancelo. City continue the attack though and force a corner from Pieters. Stones, Laporte and Diaz will advance for this set piece.
33' Mahrez tries to flick Jesus through on goal but his pass is overhit. Burnley are doing well to nullify the visitors in the right areas now. The Clarets are happy to give up possession and press the ball defensively when needed.
31' Rodri whips in a lovely ball for the away side but Tarkowski does well to clear with his head. Manchester City continue to push for a second before the break.
29' BLOCK! City break and Sterling finds Mahrez in the Burnley penalty area. Pieters steps off too much to prevent a strike from the Algerian international but does well to block the attempt when it finally comes.
27' Gabriel Jesus has scored 68 goals in the 107 games he has started for Manchester City in all competitions, netting in each of his last three starts.
26' Rodri is definitely an underrated player for Manchester City. The Spanish international just does his job in central midfield to keep the away side ticking. Nothing too fancy, just dependable.
24' McNeil whips in a dangerous cross for Burnley but Laporte does very well to clear under pressure from Rodriguez. The hosts are starting to grow into this Premier League clash now.
22' Westwood delivers a freekick for the hosts but Manchester City clear with ease again. Burnley will need to get their end product spot on tonight to score against this inform City defence.
20' A combination of Diaz and Laporte clears the danger for the visitors and City are away on the break. Sterling latches onto a long ball and all of a sudden, Pope is in no mans land. The visiting forward tries to chop back inside of the Burnley shot stopper, but he does well to tackle the England international.
18' Burnley enjoy a moment of possession and force a corner as Laporte dispossess Vydra. This could be a big chance for the hosts.
16' Burnley work their way up field, but Stones mops up any potential danger as Westwood looks to play in Vdyra over the top. Manchester City counter and Cancelo sees a volley from range blocked by Mee.
14' Manchester City’s formation tonight is so fluid and it’s really testing Burnley early on. Cancelo in particular is moving in between central midfield and right-back continuously whilst Silva and Gundogan are taking it in turns to join Jesus upfront. It’s pretty fascinating to watch.
12' In games played on Wednesday in all competitions, Manchester City have won 25 of their last 27 matches (D1 L1), winning their last 11 in the Premier League. City could be the first side to win 12 consecutive Premier League games on a Wednesday, with Spurs also winning 11 in a row between December 2016 and January 2019.
10' It’s been all Manchester City in the early stages here at Turf moor. Cancelo tries to thread a ball through to Silva but he overhits his pass. That’ll be a slight reprieve for Burnley.
8' Well, it’s definitely been a tough start for the hosts and not one that boss Sean Dyche would have been looking for. The Clarets need to weather this early storm to give themselves a chance of a comeback. Mahrez strikes on target but the forward is flagged offside.
5' Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has never ended on the losing side in the Premier League when he’s found the net (W35 D2) – when scoring for a specific side, only Carlos Tevez for Manchester City has scored in more games without losing any in Premier League history, scoring in 39 for City between 2009 and 2013.
Gabriel Jesus
3' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY. JESUS!!!! Not the start Burnley were looking for and Pope will be very disappointed with this one. Sterling feeds Silva who strikes from 20 yards out. Pope stops the original effort but the ball falls perfectly to Jesus who heads home from close range. That’s a gift for the league leaders.
3' Manchester City start in a 4-3-3 formation tonight with Laporte operating at left-back and Cancelo at right-back but expect them to form a back three whilst in possession in an effort to overload the hosts. When that happens Cancelo will move into central midfield. 
1' After a period of applause for the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, referee Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and we’re underway here at Turf Moor!
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick-off is just moments away.
Burnley are winless in nine Premier League meetings with Manchester City (D1 L8) since a 1-0 home win in March 2015. The Clarets have conceded more Premier League goals against the Citizens than they have versus any other side (39).
Kevin De Bruyne, Nathan Ake and Sergio Aguero are all still missing for Manchester City, so manager Pep Guardiola opts to rotate his starting XI compared to the one that defeated Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon. Stones and Diaz start as the two centre-backs with Laporte and Cancelo operating as the full-backs. Rodri anchors the midfield with Silva and Gundogan playing from either side. Jesus starts as the lone striker for the visitors and is flanked by Mahrez and Sterling.
Burnley come into this Premier League fixture with a near-full strength squad however striker Chris Wood misses out after picking up an injury against Chelsea on Sunday. Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee and Pieters make up the back four whilst Cork and Westwood start in central midfield. Gudmundsson and McNeil start on either wing as Vydra leads the line alongside Rodriguez.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Eric Garcia, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Fernandinho, Ferran Torres, Claudio Gomes.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte; Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Rodrigo; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.
BURNLEY SUBS: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Phil Bardsley, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon, Jimmy Dunne, Kevin Long, Richard Nartey, Josh Benson, Dale Stephens, Joel Mumbongo.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters; Johann Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Matej Vydra, Jay Rodriguez.
Sean Dyche and Burnley welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City to town in what should prove to be a cracker at Turf Moor. Pep Guardiola’s men travel across Lancashire looking to push their winning run to nine straight in the English top-flight whilst the Clarets will be hoping to upset the odds and grab a much-needed result as they continue to fend off any relegation woes.
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