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Burnley 1-4 Manchester City: Premier League – as it happened – The Guardian, Theguardian.com

Burnley 1-4 Manchester City: Premier League – as it happened – The Guardian, Theguardian.com


Jamie Jackson has filed his match report, so I shall leave you with that. Thanks for your company – goodnight.

Full time: Burnley 1-4 Manchester City

Peep Peep!Manchester Citymove to within eight points of Liverpool, at least for the next 24 hours, after a swaggering performance at Turf Moor. Gabriel Jesus scored two fine goals, the superb Rodri scorched a third and the substitute Riyad Mahrez added a fourth. It was close to peak City, although they will be annoyed that they again failed to keep a clean sheet.

Guardiola celebrates his teams 4-1 win.
Guardiola celebrates his teams 4-1 win. Photograph: Carl Recine / Action Images via Reuters

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GOAL! Burnley 1-4 Manchester City (Brady 89)

No clean sheet for City. The ball ricochets around the area and falls kindly for Robbie Brady, who slams it past the outrushing Ederson.

GOAL! Burnley 0-4 Manchester City (Mahrez 87)

Riyad Mahrez hadn’t settled for 3-0. He beats Mee with a stepover on the edge of the area and drives a low right-footed shot into the bottom corner. That’s another excellent goal. In fact, City have produced quite a portfolio tonight.

Mahrez scores the fourth for City.
Mahrez scores the fourth for City. Photograph: Ryan Browne / BPI / Shutterstock

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86 minHendrick is booked for a naughty lunge at David Silva.

Hendrick takes out Silva and goes in the book.
Hendrick takes out Silva and goes in the book. Photograph: Stu Forster / Getty Images

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(min) Fernandinho is replaced by Eric Garcia.

(minBoth teams have settled for this scoreline. Saying which, Angelino whistles a cross shot just wide of the far post.

(min) Phil Foden comes on for the last 10 minutes. He replaces the majestic Kevin De Bruyne.

(minMahrez’s imaginative pass / cross towards David Silva is headed behind by the stretching Tarkowski.

76 min“I wish the person Jesus pretends to phone every time he bags a goal would hurry up and call him, ”says Ian Copestake. “Like me, it’s getting seriously old.”

(minRiyad Mahrez replaces Raheem Sterling, who was a booking away from missing Saturday’s Manchester derby.

(minRodri has had a fine game, perhaps his best for City.

Rodri makes it 3-0 with a thumping finish.David Silva had a shot blocked by aBurnleydefender, with the ball rebounding to Rodri just outside the D. He waited for it to sit up before cutting across a vicious first-time shot that beat Pope and flew into the top of the net.

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GOAL! Burnley 0-3 Manchester City (Rodri 68)

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Rodri scores City’d third.
Rodri scores City’d third. Photograph: Carl Recine / Action Images via Reuters

City celebrate another.
City celebrate another. Photograph: Carl Recine / Action Images via Reuters

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65 minBurnley have had a bit more of the game since reverting to 4-4-2. City still look very comfortable, mind.

(min) “The only suspense left in this fixture,” says Mary Waltz, “is whether City can keep a clean sheet.”

It’s been a while – 26 October was their last.

(min) A good header from Rodriguez finds McNeil, who galumphs down the left and hits a fine, deep cross that is headed behind by Angelino.

(min) “Palace are 5th with 21 points, ”says an anonymous emailer. “Add 12 points and they would only go up to third. Take away 12 and they’d be bottom. ”

59 minA double change for Burnley: Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes replace Danny Drinkwater and Chris Wood.

(min) De Bruyne drives high over the bar from 25 yards .

57 minWalker’s shot deflects wide, and then Bernardo Silva’s cutback is cleared desperately. This could get very nasty forBurnley, such are the waves of City attacks.

55 minCity have been excellent tonight, especially Gabriel Jesus and the midfield three of Rodri, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.Burnleyhave struggled to lay a glove on them.

In other news, Crystal Palace have gone fifth in the table after being Bournemouth 1-0 at Selhurst Park. Roy for England!

(min) Gabriel Jesus comesthisclose to his hat-trick. He turned Tarkowski deliciously on the left side of the area, moved the ball onto his right foot and placed a curling shot just wide from a tight angle.

GOAL! Burnley 0-2 Manchester City (Jesus 50)

Another fine goal from Gabriel Jesus gives City a deserved two-goal lead. They moved the ball around for ages before Bernardo Silva, on the right, whipped an inswinging cross towards the far post. Jesus got in front of Bardsley, six yards from goal, and adjusted his body smartly to slam a volley into the net via the post.

Jesus scores City’s second.
Jesus scores City’s second. Photograph: Ryan Browne / BPI / Shutterstock

And celebrates. Photograph: Carl Recine / Action Images via Reuters

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47 min“Hi again Rob,” says Simon McMahon. “I’ve just bought a 7-in-1 multi grooming kit and some chewing gum. It’s getting delivered yesterday, for free. All this, and football too. Jeff Bezos for President! ”

If he wants my vote he needs to start selling time travel.

(minPeep peep! City begin the second half, kicking from left to right on the old Amazon Prime app.

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Half time: Burnley 0-1 Manchester City

Peep Peep! City lead deservedly through Gabriel Jesus’s delicious curler. Burnley’s 4-2-3-1 system has not really worked, and I’m sure we’ll see Ashley Barnes in the second half.

43 minA chance at both ends! McNeil’s fierce volley was blocked by one of many City bodies in the six-yard box; City raced down the other end, where Bernardo Silva’s low shot was kicked away by Pope.

Pope clears the shot from Silva.
Pope clears the shot from Silva. Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

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38 minBurnleyhave their first attack in a while. McNeil’s excellent cross is headed behind by the stretching Walker. Hendrick swings it under the bar, where Drinkwater is penalized for manhandling Ederson.

Ederson colects under pressure from Drinkwater.
Ederson colects under pressure from Drinkwater. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

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(minDe Bruyne’s deflected long-range shot is comfortably saved by the sprawling Pope.

35 minBurnley Haven’t had a kick since going behind.

32 min: Great save from Pope!City moved the ball around for an age before Bernardo Silva released De Bruyne on the right of the area. He crossed low into the six-yard box, where Sterling and Jesus arrived almost simultaneously. Sterling got to the ball first and stabbed a shot that was crucially blocked by the outstretched leg of Pope.

Pope saves the shot from Sterling.
Pope saves the shot from Sterling. Photograph: Martin Rickett / PA

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