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City are away at Newcastle in the Premier League on Tuesday night, while Burnley travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.
Manchester City ease their way into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 5-0 hammering of Burnley this afternoon. Gabriel Jesus put his team ahead in the first half with a fine individual effort, although the one-goal margin did not highlight City's dominance. Matej Vydra had the chance to draw the visitors level when he was handed a great opportunity, but he put his effort wide of the target. The home side were ruthless in their response as goals from Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne put them on the brink. Kevin Long had a miserable end to the day as he scored an own goal before conceding a penalty that was converted by Sergio Aguero. City are still alive in all four competitions this term, while Burnley can now prioritise their battle against the drop in the Premier League.
90' + 2'
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 5-0 BURNLEY
There will be two minutes of added time.
CLOSE! Burnley almost score a consolation goal through McNeil as he cuts inside from the right flank and bends an effort towards the top corner that flies inches over the bar.
SAVE! Pope slices his clearance and City break with menace into the box. Mahrez weaves his way through two challenges before David Silva pulls the trigger on a strike, only to be denied by Pope, who atones for his mistake.
Gundogan attempts to find Aguero on the charge through the middle, but Pope is sharp off his line on this occasion to gather ahead of the forward.
GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!! AGUERO CONVERTS!!! CITY 5-0!!! The Argentine holds his composure from the spot to cap his team's performance. He slots the ball low into the bottom corner, sending Pope the wrong way.
PENALTY TO MANCHESTER CITY! Long has a howler at the back as he tries to guide the ball back to Pope. The keeper does not come off his line and Silva tries to pounce. Long pulls back the Spaniard and the referee is left with an easy decision to award the spot-kick.
SAVE! A mistake by Tarkowski allows City to break with pace through Foden. Mahrez lines up a strike, but sees his effort well saved by Pope. The home side keep the attack alive and Gundogan goes for goal, only for his strike to be deflected behind for a corner.
City seem content with their four-goal advantage and are not forcing the issue in the closing stages.
David Silva does well on the edge of the box to pick out Mahrez, but Tarkowski is out to dispossess the winger before he can fire at goal.
Westwood replace Defour in the middle of the park for Dyche's men. Valuable minutes on the field for the Belgian following his recent comeback from injury.
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Foden replaces De Bruyne for the home side.
Jesus is withdrawn for Aguero for the final 15 minutes of the game.
GOALLLLLLL!!! LONG PUTS THE BALL INTO HIS OWN NET!! 4-0!!! City are pouring on the agony for the visitors as De Bruyne hammers the ball across the face of goal and Long is helpless, steering the ball into the net. Bernardo Silva threaded the needle to release De Bruyne in the inside right channel. The Belgian had options in the box and went for power with his cross and was rewarded with an own goal. It has been a ruthless display from City.
McNeil and Ward combine down the left flank, with the former sending a fine cross into the box. However, it just evades Wood in the middle and there's no one there for the visitors at the back post to capitalise.
McNeil whips the ball with pace towards the back post. Stones clears the danger, but Burnley win the second ball. Wood goes down in his attempt at an overhead kick, but the referee waves away his claims for a penalty.
Burnley enjoy a spell of possession in the City box and Hendrick wins a corner off the legs of David Silva down the flank.
Defour sends a lofted pass towards McNeil on the edge of the box. However, he opts not to strike the ball first time and the opening closes amid a crowd of blue shirts.
Guardiola withdraws Fernandinho for David Silva in the middle of the park.
Fernandinho attempts to thread the needle in the final third, but his pass goes astray and straight out for a goal-kick.
Vydra makes way for Wood for the visitors.
Mahrez works the ball into the path of De Bruyne on the edge of the box, with the Belgian finding the net with a powerful finish.
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GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! DE BRUYNE POWERS THE BALL HOME!!! 3-0!!!! The home side have their third and surely secure their spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup as the Belgian finds the net. City moved the ball with pace down the left flank before Mahrez teed up De Bruyne for a strike at goal. He was afforded space and time to pick his spot and he drilled his effort beyond Pope into the bottom corner.
WIDE! Mahrez cuts inside from the right flank and he lines up an effort at goal. The winger makes a sweet connection with his strike, only to see his effort deflected inches wide of the post by Hendrick, while Pope was down quickly as well.
SAVE! De Bruyne's corner travels through a crowd of players in the box and reaches Jesus. The Brazilian pulls the trigger on a first-time volley, which is beaten away by Pope.
De Bruyne latches on to an offload in the inside right channel from Walker, but he sees his strike deflected behind for a corner.
City are stroking the ball with ease around the pitch. Burnley had their opportunity to get back into the game, but Vydra spurned it. That could be the decisive moment in the contest.
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De Bruyne works the ball with speed across to Bernardo Silva, who takes a touch and scores with the aid of a deflection.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!! BERNARDO SILVA FINDS THE NET!! 2-0!!! City extend their lead as Bernardo Silva notches their second of the afternoon. Gundogan and De Bruyne combined on the break to release the Portuguese on the right flank. He took a touch inside before rifling an effort towards goal. Ward got a deflection on the strike, but it only served to wrong foot Pope, who got a hand to the ball, although he couldn't keep it out.
City break on the counter and win a corner down the left flank. Gundogan plays a short pass for Danilo on the edge of the box, but the Brazilian blazes his attempt over the bar.
De Bruyne loses possession for City on this occasion, but the home side get enough men back to prevent Cork from building on the error.
WHAT A MISS! Otamendi makes a huge mistake at the back, gifting the ball to Vydra on the edge of the box. The striker only has to beat Ederson, but he can only fire his effort wide of the post. A massive opportunity spurned by the visitors.
We're back underway at the Etihad Stadium.
Brady makes way for Cork at the break for the visitors.
Burnley were on the back foot throughout the first half and failed to register an effort on target. It's a difficult proposition for Sean Dyche's men to open up themselves and try to find an equaliser, but they will have to in the second half as they're heading out of the FA Cup otherwise.
Manchester City hold a 1-0 lead over Burnley at the break in their FA Cup clash at the Etihad Stadium. City dominated the first half of the contest and took a deserved lead through Gabriel Jesus in the 23rd minute. It was fine a solo strike from the Brazilian, who cut inside from the left flank before burying his strike past Nick Pope. The home side have had other opportunities, but Pope has been solid between the sticks other than Jesus' effort to keep Pep Guardiola's men at bay.
45' + 3'
HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 BURNLEY
45' + 2'
De Bruyne and Mahrez combine down the right flank from a short corner, but the latter's cross is picked out of the air by Pope at his near post.
There will be three minutes of added time.
City's intensity has just dropped over the last few minutes before the half. Burnley could sense an opportunity to put the home side under pressure.
Ward is caught late by De Bruyne on the charge, although the referee does not book the City midfielder for his challenge.
WIDE! City win a corner down the right flank as Gundogan's throughball is diverted behind. De Bruyne whips the ball in with pace towards the near post. Stones meets it on the charge, but can only direct his effort wide of the post.
Danilo collects in a decent position on the edge of the box, although Defour closes with speed to make the block.
The intensity of City's play has been impressive in the first half. They haven't given Burnley an inch in possession.
City work the resulting corner short between Mahrez and Gundogan, but the latter's eventual low ball in is cleared away by Gibson on the stretch.
Jesus peels off Tarkowski in the left inside channel and works the ball back to Mahrez. The winger fires a cross towards the box, only to see it blocked behind by Taylor.
Mahrez has a run down the left flank, but he can only lift a tame cross straight into the hands of Pope at his near post.
VAR! Referee Scott wants to look a challenge from Taylor on Gundogan as the German fires wide of the target after coming under pressure. The Burnley defender may just have a got a touch on the ball before the midfielder pulled the trigger on his effort. The official waves play on.
The blue shirts exchange passes with ease before De Bruyne floats a ball over the top of the Burnley defence. Gundogan attempts to take it in stride, but just cannot control it into the path of Jesus waiting to pounce in the middle.
City are operating at full flow at the moment. Burnley have to hang in there at the back to keep the home side at bay.
Jesus makes a run into the right inside channel and tries to force an opening at goal. Tarkowski applies the pressure and is able to win a goal-kick for his team.
Bernardo Silva has space and time on the right flank and he whips a dangerous cross towards the back post. Pope makes an early decision to come off his line to punch clear and he makes the correct call, guiding it away from Jesus.
Fernandinho is encouraged to shoot by the home fans as he latches on to a clearance on the edge of the box. He pulls the trigger, but can only fire his strike well over the bar.
Danilo offloads into space for Jesus to collect and score with a fine solo effort.
GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! JESUS OPENS THE SCORING!!!! 1-0 CITY!!!! City take the lead at the Etihad Stadium as the Brazilian finds the net with a sublime finish. Jesus latches on to an offload from Danilo down the left inside channel. He cuts inside to beat two Burnley defenders before retaining his balance to fire low past Pope, who cannot keep the ball out with his boot. A fine effort from the City forward.
OVER! A rare mistake from Fernandinho allows Hendrick to tee up Brady on the edge of the box, but the midfielder blazes his strike well over the bar.
Walker goes into the book for his poor challenge on Defour.
Walker loses possession and then lunges in on Defour to give away a free-kick. The City defender could be in trouble with the referee here.
Taylor has space on the right flank and he whips the ball with height towards the back post, but there's no one there to attack the cross for the visitors, allowing Ederson to watch it out for a goal-kick.
SAVE! Danilo tries to work the ball inside to Gundogan, but Gibson closes to make the challenge. The defender latches on to the loose ball and strikes with power at goal from the edge of the box. However, Pope reacts to make the stop before gathering at the second attempt.
SAVE! De Bruyne opens up Burnley down the right flank and Walker collects and picks out Bernardo Silva's run in the middle. The Portuguese strikes at goal first time, only to be denied by a solid stop from Pope.
McNeil makes a run into the City half and brushes off two challenges before feeding Vydra in the final third. However, the striker is crowded out before he can muster an effort at goal.
CLOSE! De Bruyne whips a dangerous low ball towards the back post. It's delivered with pinpoint accuracy and Jesus makes the run to latch on to the cross. However, he cannot make contact as it trickles just wide of the target.
The groundsman has located a replacement flag to the delight of the fans inside the Etihad Stadium. We can now resume the action.
The game is halted as Walker has sliced the corner flag clean in two with his attempt to keep the ball alive. We cannot resume until a replacement is found.
Walker tries to keep a searching pass from De Bruyne in play down the right. He slides to keep the ball in play on the flank, but then takes out the corner flag in the process before conceding a goal-kick.
Burnley win a corner of their own, but Brady's delivery into the box is cleared to safety. A long ball causes issues for Taylor amid pressure from Mahrez, but the defender is able to find Pope.
OVER! De Bruyne works the ball towards the edge of the box for Gundogan to strike first time, but he clears the ball with his effort.
De Bruyne probes down the right flank and he wins a corner off the legs of Hendrick.
City are attempting to establish their passing rhythm, moving the ball seamlessly across the pitch.
Gundogan sends a long ball forward for the run of Jesus, but his pass speeds off the surface and goes out for a goal-kick.
Walker makes a mistake to lose possession, but he tracks back to make a sliding challenge to stop Brady's run.
We're underway at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City have lost just one of their last 20 matches against Burnley in all competitions (W13 D6), losing 0-1 in the Premier League in March 2015.
Dyche has also rung the changes for his team this afternoon from their 0-0 draw against Watford last time out. Pope comes into the side between the sticks, while Long and Gibson come into the defence. Ward, Defour, Brady and Vydra also start this afternoon.
Guardiola has made several changes to his side this afternoon after featuring younger members of his squad against Burton in the second leg of the semi-final clash. Ederson, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus all get the nod to start at the Etihad against the Clarets.
SUBS: Jack Cork, Ben Mee, Sam Vokes, Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood, Ashley Westwood, Joe Hart.
BURNLEY (3-5-1-1): Nick Pope; Kevin Long, James Tarkowski, Ben Gibson; Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Steven Defour, Charlie Taylor, Stephen Ward; Dwight McNeil; Matej Vydra.
SUBS: Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane, David Silva, Phil Foden, Arijanet Muric.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Danilo; Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva.
Burnley have found their form of late in the Premier League to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone. They're on a five match unbeaten run in all competitions, including their 1-0 triumph over Barnsley in the last round of the FA Cup. However, Sean Dyche's men know that it will take a special display to advance further in the FA Cup.
City continue their campaign on four fronts after successfully securing their berth in the final of the EFL Cup during the week. Pep Guardiola's men now turn their attention to the FA Cup against the Clarets on home soil. City hammered Rotherham in the last round of the competition and will be keen to put forward a similar performance to advance to the fifth round.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the FA Cup fourth round match between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.