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Man Metropolis beat Burnley to revive lead

Gabriel Jesus celebrate
Gabriel Jesus scored his seventy fifth goal for Manchester Metropolis

Manchester Metropolis restored their three-point lead on the excessive of the Premier League and extended their ominous-looking worthwhile streak to 13 video video games with a cosy victory at Burnley.

It started throughout the worst potential methodology for the hosts as goalkeeper Nick Pope parried Bernardo Silva’s stinging shot straight at Gabriel Jesus, who nodded in from a number of yards out after three minutes.

The visitors dominated possession and doubled their lead sooner than half-time, Ilkay Gundogan fizzing a cross all through the six-yard subject for Raheem Sterling to tuck dwelling.

Riyad Mahrez, who scored a hat-trick in November’s reverse fixture, had a goal disallowed for offside, whereas Burnley didn’t deal with a shot on track and solely had two efforts all night time time.

Sean Dyche’s crew drop to sixteenth throughout the desk nonetheless keep eight components above the relegation zone after 18th-placed Fulham have been crushed by high-flyers Leicester Metropolis on Wednesday.

Metropolis slickers price on

Metropolis’s outdated foe Sir Alex Ferguson, the earlier Manchester United supervisor, as quickly as said: “Assault wins you video video games nonetheless safety wins you titles.” This consequence means league leaders Metropolis are the aspect to catch throughout the second half of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign after a membership file equalling the sixth straight clear sheet.

The away aspect didn’t romp away with the game nonetheless have been on a regular basis in administration, extending their unbeaten run to twenty matches, all through which they’ve conceded solely 4 targets.

It was moreover Metropolis’s thirteenth straight win – the measure of that glorious variety improved by the actual fact Arsenal have been the ultimate Premier League crew to understand that feat 19 years previously.

Guardiola has been criticized prior to now for not trying out his metropolis safety, nonetheless the great summer season signing Ruben Dias has been a steadying have an effect on on the once more, partnered by the resurgent John Stones.

Even with key males missing, the visitors have been rarely troubled and made it look easy, which doesn’t bode successfully for the alternative title-challengers.

Brazil striker Jesus would possibly need to carry the goalscoring threat throughout the continued absence of Sergio Aguero and he scored his fourth goal of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign – and his seventy fifth for Metropolis – with a poacher’s finish after three minutes.

With Kevin de Bruyne out injured, Germany midfielder Gundogan has moreover stepped up and his great lay-off was reworked by Sterling for his tenth goal of the season.

Having crushed Burnley 5-0 4 cases prior to now three years, it may need been one different repeat – nonetheless Metropolis have been a lot much less medical on this occasion.

England forward Sterling ought to have had a second when he ran clear at first of the second half, nonetheless a low shot was saved by Pope and the Burnley keeper moreover saved out Mahrez’s curling effort.

Gundogan rifled a strike narrowly over the bar and Metropolis may need had a penalty when James Tarkowski kicked Jesus on the once more of the foot, nonetheless Martin Atkinson’s on-field alternative to not award a spot-kick was once more up by the video assistant referee.

No complaints for the Clarets

Burnley are the underside scorers throughout the English excessive flight with 13 targets. Missing injured strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood, Wednesday’s match was on a regular basis inclined to be a wrestle.

Dyche’s aspect had merely 25% possession and have now misplaced their earlier eight video video games in the direction of Metropolis, supply 30 targets and scoring merely as quickly as.

And their wretched dwelling file in the direction of the division’s established ‘giant six’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United and Tottenham – is now a victory from the earlier 27 conferences.

Matej Vydra volleyed broad from a promising place and Johann Gudmundsson smashed a long-range strike over in a considerably stress-free night time for Ederson, though the Metropolis goalkeeper did get hold of a yellow card for haring off his line and chopping down Erik Pieters.

What the managers said

Burnley boss Sean Dyche to BBC Sport: “Manchester Metropolis have been every good. They’re on run of variety. They’re really sharp in transition in safety and assault.

“They’ll open you up. We would love to do greater with the targets. Truthful play to them. They get their noses in entrance.

“We defended successfully on the entire and caught to the obligation.

“This batch of accidents, I don’t suppose are important.

“They play with a 3 and a half [at the back]. The suitable-back or left-back goes into midfield after they’ve the ball. “

Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola to BBC Sport: “We struggled barely bit to interrupt – the first cross, the first movement. The first quarter-hour of the second half was our biggest soccer. Sadly we couldn’t score a third or fourth goal.

“Throughout the closing quarter-hour we handed the ball with out the intent to assault, merely to regulate.

“Strikers need targets for his or her confidence. Gabriel Jesus carried out really good.”

Worthwhile on Wednesdays – the simplest stats

  • Manchester Metropolis’s 13-match worthwhile run is the longest by a Premier League aspect since Arsenal between March and August 2002 (moreover 13).
  • Burnley have didn’t have a shot on track of their earlier two league video video games – the first to do that since Everton in January 2018.
  • Metropolis have acquired all three of their video video games in the direction of Burnley this season by an combination score of 10-0.
  • Manchester Metropolis have saved a transparent sheet of their earlier six league video video games, their joint-longest run with out conceding throughout the rivals (moreover September 2015 and October 2018).
  • They’ve turn into the first aspect to win 12 consecutive Premier League matches carried out on Wednesday.
  • Gundogan has scored (seven) or assisted (one) eight targets in his earlier 10 Premier League video video games for Metropolis, as many as in his earlier 61 appearances.
  • Sterling has been instantly involved in 154 targets beneath Guardiola (99 targets and 55 assists) – eight higher than another metropolis participant in that time.
  • Jesus has scored 68 targets throughout the 107 video video games he has started for Manchester Metropolis, netting in each of his earlier three begins.

What subsequent?

Burnley have a doubtlessly essential match in the direction of fellow strugglers Brighton on Saturday (15:00 GMT kick-off).

Metropolis too have an infinite recreation after they journey to champions Liverpool on Sunday (16:30). A victory for the visitors at Anfield could possibly be a significant blow to the Reds on this season’s title race.

Participant of the match

GündoganIlkay gundogan


  1. Squad amount1Participant titlePope

  2. Squad amount6Participant titleMee

  3. Squad amount5Participant titleTarkowski

  4. Squad amount27Participant titleVydra

  5. Squad amount2Participant titleLowton

  6. Squad amount7Participant titleGudmundsson

  7. Squad amount23Participant titlePieters

  8. Squad amount11Participant titleMcNeil

  9. Squad amount18Participant titleWestwood

  10. Squad amount4Participant titleCork

  11. Squad amount46Participant titleMumbongo

  12. Squad amount41Participant titleBenson

  13. Squad amount19Participant titleRodriguez

  14. Squad amount16Participant titleStephens



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 23Pieters
  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 18WestwoodSubstituted forBensonat 81 ‘minutes
  • 4CorkSubstituted forStephensat 71 ‘minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 11McNeil
  • 19RodriguezSubstituted forMumbongoat 77 ‘minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 27Vydra


  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 16Stephens
  • 26Bardsley
  • 28Prolonged
  • 31Nartey
  • 34Dunne
  • 41Benson
  • 45Driscoll-glennon
  • 46Mumbongo

Man metropolis

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31EdersonBooked at 76mins
  • 27CancelloSubstituted forZinchenkoat 64 ‘minutes
  • 5Stones
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 14Laporte
  • 20Bernardo silva
  • 16Rodri
  • 8Gündogan
  • 26Mahrez
  • 9Gabriel jesus
  • 7Sterling


  • 2Walker
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 13Steffen
  • 21Torres
  • 22Mendy
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 47Foden
  • 50García
  • 81Gomes

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  1. Match ends, Burnley 0, Manchester Metropolis 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Manchester Metropolis 2.

  3. Raheem Sterling (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick throughout the defensive half.

  4. Foul by Dale Stephens (Burnley).

  5. Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester Metropolis).

  6. Joel Mumbongo (Burnley) wins a free kick throughout the defensive half.

  7. Nook, Manchester Metropolis. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

  8. Strive saved. Raheem Sterling (Manchester Metropolis) correct footed shot from the center of the sphere is saved throughout the center of the aim. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.

  9. Strive missed. Jóhann Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outdoor the sphere is extreme and broad to the left. Assisted by Matthew Lowton.

  10. Joel Mumbongo (Burnley) is confirmed the yellow card for a foul foul.

  11. John Stones (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick throughout the defensive half.

  12. Foul by Joel Mumbongo (Burnley).

  13. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick throughout the attacking half.

  14. Foul by Dale Stephens (Burnley).

  15. Dale Stephens (Burnley) is confirmed the yellow card for a foul foul.

  16. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick throughout the attacking half.

  17. Foul by Dale Stephens (Burnley).

  18. Substitution, Burnley. Josh Benson replaces Ashley Westwood.

  19. Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester Metropolis).

  20. Joel Mumbongo (Burnley) wins a free kick throughout the attacking half.

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