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90' + 1'
C. Palmer
Bernardo Silva
84'
Fernandinho
K. De Bruyne
70'
K. De Bruyne
Goal
2 - 0
45' + 3'
Aymeric Laporte
Yellow Card
12'
Bernardo Silva
Goal
1 - 0

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70% 29%
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Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 768 318
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Commentary

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Burnley's wait for their first win of the season goes on and they face Southampton next time out. Meanwhile, City turn their attentions to the Champions League in midweek, facing Club Brugge, before returning to league action against Brighton next weekend.
Manchester City clinch a 2-0 victory over Burnley at the Etihad, thanks to a first-half finish from Bernardo and De Bruyne's 70th-minute strike. However, Burnley tested them at the other end and could have got something out of the game, with Cornet and Brownhill going close in the first half, before Wood struck the crossbar late on from close range. This win sends City back up to second in the table, just one point off Liverpool at the top.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: MAN CITY 2-0 BURNLEY
90' + 3' There's not much happening in stoppage time, with City looking comfortable and they'll see this one out, as Burnley seem to have accepted defeat.
C. Palmer
Bernardo Silva
90' + 1' Late City substitution now, with Bernardo heading off to a standing ovation and he has been replaced by Palmer.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
88' The game is quite open at the moment, with plenty of space in midfield at times for either side to exploit. Can Burnley pull off an unlikely comeback late on?
86' No team has conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season than Man City (3), with all three of their goals conceded coming in the second half of games.
Fernandinho
K. De Bruyne
84' Another City change now and it's De Bruyne who comes off and he passes the captain's armband to Fernandinho who replaces him.
83' Foden half-heartedly appeals for a penalty after a coming together with Tarkowski in the box, but it looked like a strong battle between the pair and nothing is given by the referee.
J. Rodriguez
C. Wood
82' Final Burnley change now, with Wood replaced by Rodriguez up front.
81' This is good stuff from Burnley. They are showing attacking intent to get forward and score to make it an interesting finale. However, City are dropping deep and inviting a lot of this pressure.
79' CHANCE! The visitors almost pull one back! Burnley whip a deep free-kick delivery into the box and it is headed on by Collins, into the path of Wood, who tries to poke the ball into the back of the net from close range. However, his strike clips the top of the crossbar and flies over! It didn't look like Steffen would have been able to stop that.
77' Burnley are showing a bit more urgency to get forward in order to try and pull a goal back sooner rather than later. However, the City defence look strong at the back, especially with the arrival of Dias.
75' Well wide! Barnes tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort flies high and wide of the City goal.
74' Burnley have a very tough challenge on their hands to get back into this one now, as City will probably try and calm things down and see the game out at 2-0.
Rúben Dias
Aymeric Laporte
72' City have also made a change and it's a straight swap at centre-back, with Laporte replaced by Dias.
J. Guðmunds­son
J. Cork
72' Burnley make their second substitution of the game, with Cork heading off and he has been replaced by Gudmunds­son.
K. De Bruyne
Goal
70' GOAL! City finally double their lead, De Bruyne makes it 2-0! They break quickly up the pitch and De Bruyne tries to find Mahrez in the box, but Westwood gets in the way and the Burnley midfielder can only play the ball straight back into the path of De Bruyne. The Belgian picks it up and drills it into the back of the net, giving Pope no chance of stopping it.
69' After conceding twice in four consecutive home league games towards the end of last season, Man City have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four at the Etihad, winning three of those games 5-0. However, they did fail to score in their last home league match, last failing to find the net in consecutive Premier League home games in November 2010 (3 in a row).
67' Burnley are doing an excellent job of getting into their two lines of four when defending, really limiting the amount of space that City have to play into in the final third.
65' The home crowd are starting to get a little frustrated at the lack of goalmouth action by their team and the fact that it remains just 1-0. They look short of ideas in attack.
63' There is still plenty of time left on the clock for a few more goals to be scored here. City look the more likely to score at the moment, but they are yet to force Pope into a save in the second half.
61' Burnley have more of an attacking threat now as they are playing with two strikers up front, which is giving City more space in midfield, but the hosts need to be wary at the back.
59' The City pressure on the Burnley goal continues, but they just can't find a way through the resilient Burnley defence, who have done well today. Will Guardiola make some changes soon?
57' Barnes is involved in the action straight after coming onto the pitch, as he finds himself in the City penalty area and manages to get a shot away, but it lacks the pace to beat Steffen, who easily gathers.
A. Barnes
M. Cornet
56' Burnley have made their first change of the game, with Cornet the man coming off and he has been replaced by Barnes.
55' Man City have taken 28 points from their last 30 available against Burnley in the Premier League (W9 D1), since losing 1-0 at Turf Moor in March 2015.
53' Almost! Bernardo superbly controls the ball in the air, before bringing it down and laying it off to Sterling to his left, who then plays a low cross into the box for Foden. However, Pope gets to it in the nick of time and prevents the opportunity.
51' Foden tries to chip Pope from close range after he races in behind the Burnley defence, however, the keeper reads it well and makes a comfortable save.
50' CHANCE! Lovely play by Bernardo down the left wing and he manages to pull the ball back to Mahrez on the edge of the penalty area, who fires a first time effort towards goal. However, he gets too much power on it and it flies just over the crossbar.
48' Burnley are still pressing high up the pitch when City have the ball at the back and they are forcing a few mistakes as the hosts are unable to get out as easily.
46' The second half is under way!
Despite controlling much of the first half, City are yet to convince at the back and they look vulnerable on the counter, with Burnley able to open them up. They will want to score a second goal soon after the break to make it more comfortable.
Manchester City lead 1-0 at the break, thanks to Bernardo’s strike on 12 minutes, after he pounced on a rebound following Foden’s saved effort and converted from close range. The hosts have dominated much of the first half, with Cancelo and Sterling going close to doubling their lead. However, they have been caught out at the back on a couple of occasions, with Cornet first going close to equalising following a quick counter, only to be denied by Steffen. Brownhill then should have done better with an opportunity, but he dragged his effort just wide of the post.
45' + 5' HALF-TIME: MAN CITY 1-0 BURNLEY
45' + 4' PENALTY SHOUT! Wood sneaks in behind the City defence and tries to get to the ball ahead of Steffen, but the keeper just manages to get there in the nick of time and pushes it away for a corner. However, Wood goes down and immediately appeals for a spot-kick, but nothing is given.
Aymeric Laporte
Yellow Card
45' + 3' It's just a yellow card for Laporte, after his poor challenge on McNeil, who should be fine to continue after treatment.
45' + 2' There is going to be some sort of punishment coming Laporte's way shortly after the centre-back dived into a challenge wih McNeil and got nowhere near the ball. It was high and late and the Burnley players are not happy at all. The medical team are on the pitch giving him some treatment.
45' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
44' Not too far away! De Bruyne finds Bernardo in the box, who gets away from Collins and then fires a powerful effort towards goal, however, he gets too much on it and the ball flies over the bar.
42' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can City extend their lead before the half-time whistle? Or, will Burnley be able to find an equaliser?
40' BLOCKED! Sterling goes for an acrobatic volley after Mahrez whips a cross into the box from the right wing, but he doesn't get enough pace on it and Collins is able to get across and makes a great block to deny him.
39' Stoppage in play here as Cornet goes down following a challenge by Stones, but there is no foul by the centre-back, who clearly got all of the ball. The winger will be fine to continue.
37' That's two great goalscoring opportunities for Burnley and Brownhill should have been able to get the latest on target, as it looked like Steffen was beaten.
35' CHANCE! Brownhill should be doing better! City lose the ball in a dangerous position deep inside the final third and Cork pounces, getting to the byline and then crossing into the six-yard box. The cross is cut out, but only to Brownhill, who drills a low effort towards the bottom right corner of the net. However, it flies inches wide of the post.
34' Pope just about gets away with one there! A deep ball comes into the final third and Pope rushes out to gather ahead of a City player, but he only just catches it in the nick of time. That was right on the edge of the penalty area.
33' Decent chance! Foden does well down the left wing and the pulls the ball back to Mahrez on the edge of the box, but it takes a slight deflection. However, Mahrez still manages to get a shot away, but it flies high over the Burnley goal.
32' Sterling has had a quiet game for City so far, he hasn't been involved much going forward, with Foden and Bernardo being the most lively. De Bruyne has also been excellent in midfield, controlling everything.
30' We’re at the half an hour mark now and it remains Manchester City who lead 1-0 at the Etihad, thanks to a close range strike from Bernardo early on.
28' Burnley are pushing slightly further up the pitch now, the Cornet chance seems to have given them a bit more confidence. However, in doing so, they need to be careful of not getting caught out on the break at the other end.
26' Burnley are winless in their last 10 league games (D3 L7), the longest current run without a win in the top four tiers of English football. However, each of their last four Premier League victories have come away from home.
24' The Cornet opportunity a couple of minutes ago is a warning for City, it shows that Burnley will be able to cause them problems today and they need to tighten up their defence.
22' CHANCE! Burnley catch City out at the back on the counter and Cornet has a great opportunity to equalise! The winger races in behind the City defence, after a lovely through ball by McNeil and he then only has Steffen to beat. However, the keeper rushes out and smothers the shot, before Cornet fires his second attempt over the bar.
21' The pace of the game has dropped slightly in the last few minutes, with City just cruising along, but have been unable to test Pope further.
19' Burnley have everyone camped inside their own half at the moment and behind the ball, just soaking up the City pressure, which continues at a relentless pace.
17' City enjoy playing against Burnley at home, so they will be keen to extend their lead early on today. Meanwhile Burnley have it all to do at the other end.
15' CHANCE! Cancelo almost makes it 2-0, but Pope makes a great save from close range to deny him! De Bruyne whips deep cross into the penalty area towards Cancelo at the far post, who volleys it first time towards the near post, but Pope makes himself as big as possible and prevents the goal.
14' Man City’s last four home games against Burnley in all competitions have finished 5-0 to the Citizens. No team in English football has ever won 5+ home games in a row against an opponent by 5+ goals before.
Bernardo Silva
Goal
12' GOAL! City take the lead, Bernardo fires them ahead after 12 minutes, it’s 1-0! Bernardo starts the move, playing the ball into the feet of Foden, who drills a low strike towards the bottom right corner of the net. However, Pope does brilliantly to get down quickly and make the save, but the rebound is followed in by Bernardo and he gets to it first, firing it into the back of the net from close range.
11' Burnley do really well to stop a City attack deep inside the final third, but they then try and work it out from the back and get caught out, so City win it back and the pressure mounts.
9' It looks like Cornet is playing more a central role for Burnley today, rather than being out on the left wing and he is trying to get up in support of Wood whenever he can, in order to give the visitors an attacking threat.
7' It's Man City with most of the early possession here, but Burnley are pressing them high up the pitch and not allowing them much time or space in the final third to create an opportunity.
5' Decent effort! Mahrez gets the first shot away at goal, cutting in from the right wing and drilling a low effort towards the bottom right corner of the net. However, Pope reads it well and makes a comfortable save.
3' Foden and Lowton battle for the ball deep inside the Burnley penalty area and they both end up on the floor, with Foden half-heartedly appealing for a penalty. However, the referee deems that he had committed the foul and the visitors are awarded a free-kick.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Sean Dyche has made three changes to his team, with Pieters, Cornet and Cork all coming in, as they replace Charlie Taylor, Lennon and Matej Vydra.
Pep Guardiola has made five changes to his starting line-up, with Ederson and Gabriel Jesus missing out due to international commitments with Brazil. Meanwhile, Walker, Dias and Grealish all drop to the bench and they have been replaced by Steffen, Stones, Ake, Mahrez and Sterling.
BURNLEY SUBS: Ashley Barnes, Jay Rodriguez, Johann Gudmundsson, Connor Roberts, Will Norris, Aaron Lennon, Phil Bardsley, Kevin Long, Wayne Hennessey.
BURNLEY (4-5-1): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski, Erik Pieters; Dwight McNeil, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Maxwel Cornet; Chris Wood.
MAN CITY SUBS: Scott Carson, Cieran Slicker, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Cole Palmer.
MAN CITY (4-3-3): Zack Steffen; Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling.
Meanwhile Burnley are still looking for their first win of the season, having drawn three and lost four so far, leaving them in the relegation zone. The Clarets have drawn their last two games, as it ended 2-2 against Leicester City, which was followed up with a goalless draw with Norwich City.
Manchester City dropped to third in the table after a 2-2 draw with Liverpool prior to the international break, coming from behind twice to share the points at Anfield, with Kevin De Bruyne scoring an 81st-minute equaliser.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad.