Burnley
0 - 3
Manchester City
2019-12-03 | 22:15 |  English Barclays Premier League | Turf Moor |  Second Half
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Burnley Manchester City
  • 0 Goals 3 24' Gabriel Jesus (Goal)
    50' Gabriel Jesus (Goal)
    68' Rodrigo (Goal)
  • Yellow Cards 1 15' Bernardo Silva
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 85'

    Angelino flashes the ball across the face of goal. Jesus is just unable to connect on the stretch and it goes behind for a goal-kick, despite an appeal for a corner.

  • 84'

    Manchester City are knocking the ball about with ease and with little urgency. They've looked assured all night.

  • 80'

    As expected, Foden comes on for Manchester City. De Bruyne is the man who makes way, having put in a fantastic shift tonight.

  • 78'

    De Bruyne's corner finds David Silva at the near post, but his flick causes no problem for Pope, who is comfortably able to deal with it.

  • 75'

    Sean Dyche makes his final substitution as McNeil is replaced by Brady. Phil Foden looks likely to come on soon for Manchester City.

  • 73'

    Riyad Mahrez, who has just come on for City, finished 10th in the recent Ballon d'Or vote count. This was surely in part due to his impressive performances in Algeria's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations triumph.

  • 72'

    Mahrez comes on in place of Sterling, who is one booking away from a suspension. Perhaps this is a precautionary measure at least to some degree.

  • 71'

    Jesus surges forward and looks to pick a pass out wide. Nice idea, but he overhits it.

  • 68'

    GOAL, CITY, RODRI! 0-3: A stunning strike from the edge of the box flies into the net. Rodri has been the engine of this Manchester City team tonight and he gets his reward at last!

  • 66'

    Sterling's effort at goal is blocked, but City have been flagged offside in any case. That looked like a tight call.

  • 63'

    Hendrick's corner is overhit and goes behind for a Manchester City goal-kick. Once again, Pep Guardiola's men seek to play out from the back.

  • 61'

    Barnes wins a free-kick for Burnley and McNeil catches his shot from there well. However, Ederson gets behind it and makes a good save, taking the sting out of the shot and then collecting.

  • 59'

    Sean Dyche decides to bring two strikers on as Barnes and Rodriguez replace Drinkwater and Wood.

  • 58'

    De Bruyne receives the ball from Angelino and goes for goal from long range. However, he skies his shot and it goes well over the target.

  • 57'

    Walker goes for goal from the edge of the box, but his effort is deflected behind by McNeil.

  • 53'

    Jesus, seemingly hungry for a hat-trick, tries to curl one into the net from a difficult angle. He isn't far off, but his shot just goes wide of the far post!

  • 50'

    GOAL, CITY, JESUS! 0-2: After a lengthy spell of pressure featuring Pep Guardiola's trademark patient passing, Bernardo Silva's fine cross from City's right picks out Jesus and he tucks it into the net with his right foot. Little chance for Pope!

  • 49'

    Manchester City look so comfortable on the ball. Surely, if Burnley wish to find a way back into this game, Sean Dyche will need to act soon.

  • 46'

    KICK-OFF! Manchester City get the second half underway. No changes were made over the half-time break.

  • 45'

    We're into two minutes of stoppage time as Bernardo Silva's cross from Manchester City's right is collected by Pope.

  • 45'

    David Silva looks to tee de Bruyne up for a close-range shot. The pass appears to take a deflection and Pope gets there before de Bruyne.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: BURNLEY 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY. Jesus' superb curling strike is the difference between the teams at the break. City have been dominant from the get-go, but Chris Wood has caused a few problems for them. All is still to play for.

  • 44'

    Angelino looks to cut inside from Manchester City's left, but Lennon did well to track back and he pinches the ball off his opponent.

  • 43'

    Manchester City hit Burnley on the counter again. De Bruyne plays a lovely pass across the face of goal for Bernardo Silva, but Pope pulls off another superb save to keep his effort out!

  • 42'

    Hendrick gets to the ball ahead of de Bruyne in the middle of the park and thus wins a foul off the Belgian. Burnley go for the long ball, which isn't properly cleared. The cross comes in from Lennon for McNeil, whose shot is blocked.

  • 38'

    Hendrick's cross is spilled by Ederson, but the Manchester City goalkeeper wins the free-kick, as he was impeded by Danny Drinkwater.

  • 37'

    McNeil puts in a good cross, aimed at Cork at the far post. Walker is alert to the danger and heads behind for a Burnley corner.

  • 36'

    De Bruyne goes for goal from just outside the box, but his effort is deflected and Pope holds on.

  • 32'

    SAVE! Pope pulls off a fine block from point-blank range to deny Sterling as he meets de Bruyne's brilliant ball in from Manchester City's right.

  • 28'

    Manchester City pass the ball about with confidence, but Walker's awful cross-cum-shot-cum-nothing-in-particular goes behind for a goal-kick. A poor first touch let him down.

  • 26'

    Gabriel Jesus went 10 appearances for club and country without scoring, but the Brazilian is finally back amongst the goals.

  • 26'

    A heavy challenge from Tarkowski sparks some conflict between himself and David Silva. One could argue that excessive force was used, but he also did appear to get the ball.

  • 24'

    GOAL, CITY, JESUS! 0-1: Manchester City hit Burnley on the counter and it pays off to perfection. Jon Moss plays the advantage after a foul and City keep going. David Silva feeds Jesus, who cuts in and curls the ball inside the far post!

  • 21'

    Lovely skill from Bernardo Silva on Manchester City's right, but the cross at the end of it leaves plenty to be desired. He hits it too close to Pope, who once again plucks the ball out the air.

  • 18'

    Otamendi is given a talking to by referee Jon Moss after catching Wood with the arm or shoulder. No booking though, much to the displeasure of the home supporters.

  • 17'

    Ederson intercepts a Burnley long ball as they seek once again to catch the defending champions napping at the back.

  • 15'

    Bernardo Silva has picked up a yellow card for his foul on McNeil. That's the first booking of the game.

  • 14'

    De Bruyne puts in an inviting cross from the right, but it's just a little too high for Jesus to get on the end of it. The Belgian playmaker has been pulling the strings so far for City. He scored a stunner against Newcastle United.

  • 12'

    De Bruyne charges forward from deep, but his shot from the edge of the box to top it all off isn't caught cleanly. A tame strike rolls into Pope's grateful grasp.

  • 11'

    De Bruyne clips a cross into the box, but Pope comes out confidently and holds on. The Burnley goalkeeper has done well early on in this game.

  • 8'

    It's clear that Burnley are going to target the long ball to Wood. One nearly comes off as he looks to race behind the City defence. Pep Guardiola's men ultimately manage to deal with it.

  • 6'

    GOAL DISALLOWED! Manchester City go for the corner off the training ground. It's played straight to Angelino just outside the box and he lets fly. Jesus turns the ball into the net, but he's offside!

  • 4'

    A deflection off a Burnley player sees Jesus break free and he races in the direction of the goal. Good chasing back from the Burnley defence sees them marshal him away. The linesman's flag goes up.

  • 1'

    KICK-OFF! Burnley get the match underway. They go for the long ball from Mee to Wood, but the ensuing header leads to a Manchester City throw-in.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Tuesday night Premier League clash. Defending champions Manchester City visit Burnley at Turf Moor in desperate need of a win.

  • 0'

    It's been a season of ups and downs for Burnley, who beat West Ham and Watford 3-0 in successive matches only to lose 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Sean Dyche's men will be looking to bounce back.

  • 0'

    Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle due to Jonjo Shelvey's late equaliser. The Citizens find themselves 11 points adrift of league leaders Liverpool, who next play tomorrow against Everton.

  • 0'

    Burnley Starting XI: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee (C), Pieters, Cork, Drinkwater, Lennon, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood. Subs: Lowton, Barnes, Brady, Gibson, Hart, Rodriguez, Vydra.

  • 0'

    Man City Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Angelino, Rodrigo, Silva (C), De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus. Subs: Bravo, Stones, Mendy, Mahrez, Cancelo, Foden, E Garcia.

  • 0'

    29 points from 14 games is a respectable return for most managers. For Pep Guardiola, it is the worst start he has had to a season in either La Liga, the Bundesliga or the Premier League. This is uncharted territory for the ex-Bayern and Barca boss.

  • 0'

    The teams head out of the tunnel at Turf Moor. One gets the feeling that Manchester City cannot afford any more slip-ups in the Premier League title race. Sergio Aguero scored the winner at this venue last season but is out injured tonight.

Team Line-ups
Burnley Manchester City
  • Nick Pope
  • Jack Cork
  • James Tarkowski
  • Ben Mee
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Chris Wood
  • Dwight McNeil
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Erik Pieters
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Phil Bardsley
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
  • 13
  • 23
  • 25
  • 26
  • 2
  • 7
  • 9
  • 12
  • 16
  • 17
  • 20
  • 21
  • 25
  • 30
  • 31
  • Kyle Walker
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Angeliño
  • Rodrigo
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Bernardo Silva
  • David Silva
  • Fernandinho
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Ederson
Substitutions
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Robbie Brady
  • Ben Gibson
  • Jay Rodriguez
  • Joe Hart
  • Matej Vydra
  • 2
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14
  • 19
  • 20
  • 27
  • 1
  • 5
  • 22
  • 26
  • 27
  • 47
  • 50
  • Claudio Bravo
  • John Stones
  • Benjamin Mendy
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • João Cancelo
  • Phil Foden
  • Eric García

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