Premier League • Day 20
  • 2nd Half
  • Manchester City
  • Burnley
  • Silva
    90'
  • Gray
    90'
  • SterlingStones
    89'
  • ArfieldBamford
    88'
  • Keane
    80'
  • Kolarov
    72'
  • Sagna
    72'
  • Mee
    70'
  • BarnesVokes
    69'
  • Agüero
    62'
  • GudmundssonDefour
    59'
  • Clichy
    58'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Manchester City
  • Burnley
  • NavasSilva
    45'
  • IheanachoAgüero
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Manchester City
  • Burnley
  • Touré
    41'
  • Hendrick
    38'
  • Fernandinho
    32'
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Manchester City - Burnley
Premier League - 2 January 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half
 

But it is irrelevant as City hold out and secure the 2-1 win.

Guardiola shakes the hand of Dyche and pumps the air. It was far from pretty but it was a win, and that's what matters.

Thank you very much for joining us and stay tuned to Eurosport for all the reaction from this match, the other games that kicked off at three o'clock and the late game between West Ham and Manchester United.

90+6' 

Still time for Silva to pick up a yellow card.

90+5' 

Corner for City and that should be that.

90+4' 

Pretty much the first thing Bamford has done is give away a free-kick. Time running out for Burnley...

  • Andre Gray
    Yellow cardAndre GrayBurnleyAndre Gray decides that what his team needs right now is for him to go lunging in on Kolarov. He picks up a booking. A just reward for such a stupid decision.
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90+3' 

Andre Gray decides that what his team needs right now is for him to go lunging in on Kolarov. He picks up a booking. A just reward for such a stupid decision.

90+1'

SAVE!

Ward sends it in and Keane volleys into the ground. It's dipping in but Bravo tips it over. From the corner City win a free-kick.

89' 

CHANCE!

Stones' first touch is a poor header clear and it drops to Gray but he slices it wide.

88' 

For City Sterling is off and Stones come on to help keep things tight.

  • Patrick Bamford
    OffScott ArfieldBurnleyCouple of changes here. First up is the lesser seen Patrick Bamford as he replaces Arfield.
    TodayOn target1Blocked Shots2Fouls1Wide1
  • Patrick Bamford
    OnPatrick BamfordBurnley
88' 

Couple of changes here. First up is the lesser seen Patrick Bamford as he replaces Arfield.

86' 

Aguero finds a bit of space but his shot goes wide.

85' 

Burnley are throwing everything they've got at City but at the moment it just doesn't seem enough.

 
Burnley's Ben Mee scores their first goal
83' 

Silva is eating up a fair bit of time this injury. Eventually he's off the pitch and play can resume.

82' 

Silva takes a tumble by the byline as Ward comes in but Mason isn't interested.

81' 

Ward sends it behind for a corner as we enter the final ten minutes.

  • Michael Keane
    Yellow cardMichael KeaneBurnleyKeane is in the book as he goes clattering into De Bruyne, he will take the free-kick.
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80' 

Keane is in the book as he goes clattering into De Bruyne, he will take the free-kick.

79' 

Waste of a chance by Arfield there as he gets down the right. His cross/shot goes straight into the grateful hands of Bravo.

77' 

Clever header from Vokes after a little dinked cross from Arfield but it goes wide.

75' 

We think Kolarov was booked in that as well.

74' 

City break and Aguero sets De Bruyne away. The Belgian returns the favour after both break into the final third but Aguero's shot is blocked.

73' 

CHANCE!

What a flick-on by Vokes. It nearly sets Gray away but it goes behind for a corner.

73' 

Well that was fun.

Now we have a very interesting 20 minutes or so including added time. Game very much back on.

  • Bacary Sagna
    Yellow cardBacary SagnaManchester CityIn the aftermath of that there's an incident between Boyd and Sagna. The City man is given a yellow card for his part in it.
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72' 

In the aftermath of that there's an incident between Boyd and Sagna. The City man is given a yellow card for his part in it.

  • Ben Mee
    GoalBen MeeBurnleyGOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 BURNLEY (MEE) CHAOS! ABSOLUTE CHAOS!  My word the scenes here. Corner comes in, it's flick on, Bravo punches it into his own player and it's cleared off the line. Then Mee smashes the ball into a player and it hits the crossbar.  Then the ball is bundled over by Gray.  However I think we're giving it to Mee.
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71' 

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 BURNLEY (MEE)

CHAOS! ABSOLUTE CHAOS!

My word the scenes here. Corner comes in, it's flick on, Bravo punches it into his own player and it's cleared off the line. Then Mee smashes the ball into a player and it hits the crossbar.

Then the ball is bundled over by Gray.

However I think we're giving it to Mee.

 
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their second goal
  • Sam Vokes
    OffAshley BarnesBurnleyThere's a change Burnley now as Sam Vokes replaces Barnes.
    TodayFouls against3Wide1
  • Sam Vokes
    OnSam VokesBurnley
69' 

There's a change Burnley now as Sam Vokes replaces Barnes.

68' 

Boyd is set-up off a free-kick but the wall does its job and the ball goes wide.

 
Manchester City's Gael Clichy celebrates scoring their first goal with Manchester City's David Silva, Sergio Aguero (R) and Yaya Toure (L)
67' 

It's hard to know what Sean Dyche does now. He has to go for the game but even with ten men City look like they'll be a huge threat on the counter.

65' 

Aguero is fired up now, he twists and turns away from the Burnley defence and sends a left foot shot wide.

64' 

That noise you hear across the country is Fantasy Football managers breathing a sigh of relief.

  • Sergio Agüero
    GoalSergio AgüeroManchester CityGOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 BURNLEY (AGUERO) Heaton makes another fine stop to deny Sterling but the ball falls to Aguero and he absolutely hammers it home.  Replays show that Sterling actually tripped over himself which was impressive. Aguero's shot hit the inside of the near post and came in off Lowton. Still a fine finish.
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62' 

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 BURNLEY (AGUERO)

Heaton makes another fine stop to deny Sterling but the ball falls to Aguero and he absolutely hammers it home.

Replays show that Sterling actually tripped over himself which was impressive. Aguero's shot hit the inside of the near post and came in off Lowton. Still a fine finish.

61' 

Bravo scrambles across his goal after Hendrick's shot is deflected but he comfortably saves.

60' 

Burnley are starting to panic now and are making a few mistakes.

59' 

There's a change for Burnley as Gudmundsson comes off with Defour replacing him.

  • Gaël Clichy
    GoalGaël ClichyManchester CityGOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 BURNLEY (CLICHY) That's a fine strike by Clichy. The ball came in from Sagna on the right but it is worked out to Clichy. He takes the ball onto his right and curls the ball into the bottom corner. Heaton had no chance, terrific finish.
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58' 

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 BURNLEY (CLICHY)

That's a fine strike by Clichy. The ball came in from Sagna on the right but it is worked out to Clichy. He takes the ball onto his right and curls the ball into the bottom corner. Heaton had no chance, terrific finish.

 
Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi looks dejected
56' 

Down the other end Gray tries to play through Barnes but his pass is too heavy and Bravo gathers.

Ward then makes a crunching challenge on Sagna much to the delight of the Burnley fans.

55' 

CHANCE!

Sterling cuts onto his right and sees his shot blocked but the ball falls to Aguero. Rather than smash it first time he tries to take a touch and Burnley crowd him out and clear.

53' 

Arfield gets a bit frustrated as a move bypasses him and he lets out his frustration by lashing out a bouncing ball and sending his shot miles over.

51' 

Arfield wins the ball off De Bruyne but his momentum cleans out the Belgian. De Bruyne is in agony but replays suggest there's nothing wrong with the challenge and it should be a Burnley throw. However it goes City's way.

50' 

Burnley try to counter from the corner but on a couple of occasions Gray's touch lets him down.

49' 

Hendrick needs to be careful. He pushes Aguero over down on the side of the pitch. It isn't a second yellow card but they will add up.

Hendrick makes an excellent block to put the free-kick behind.

48' 

Silva is found by De Bruyne and he slips in Sterling, who wins a corner which will be taken by Silva. It's cleared by Burnley though.

46' 

Early corner for Burnley but nothing comes of it unfortunately. Gray is down clutching his head.

46'

Guardiola gesturing to the fans that he wants more from the fans and he needs more from his players.

Aguero and Silva are both on for Iheanacho and Navas.

 

Dyche clearly found Guardiola's protests rather amusing.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
 
Manchester City's Fernandinho leaves the pitch after being sent off
 
anchester City's Fernandinho puts the arm band on Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov after being sent off
 
Burnley's Johann Berg Gudmundsson receives treatment as Manchester City's Fernandinho looks dejected before being sent off
 

Some clarity on Fernandinho's ban situation.

He will face a four game ban which means the FA Cup match against West Ham in the cup, then the fourth round match should City win and then Everton and Spurs in the league.

Should City need a replay to beat West Ham then he will face Spurs but should they lose the league game against the Hammers will be his fourth match.

45+2'  

That's half-time.

Much for Guardiola to ponder at half-time, will we see Aguero and/or Silva in the second-half? He gestured towards them as he walked off.

45+1' 

City and their players furious that Arfield isn't at least shown a yellow for a challenge on Sagna. Lee Mason isn't interested.

44' 

Iheanacho fails to control a ball thinking he was offside. He looks crest-fallen as he realises he wasn't flagged.

42' 

Surely you use your hands there? The free-kick is cleared but it is rolled back through and rather than lead with his hands Bravo kicks it away. Even if he thought it came off Otamendi it clearly wasn't deliberate. Odd.

  • Yaya Touré
    Yellow cardYaya TouréManchester CityThere's a lot needed from Toure and after making two excellent interceptions City give away a free-kick and the Ivorian is annoyed he  goes into the book.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks3
41' 

There's a lot needed from Toure and after making two excellent interceptions City give away a free-kick and the Ivorian is annoyed he goes into the book.

 
Manchester City's Fernandinho is shown a red card by referee Lee Mason
39'

That's City fourth red card of the Premier League season (two for Fernandinho) and that is more than any other team.

  • Jeff Hendrick
    Yellow cardJeff HendrickBurnleyHendrick powers through the City midfield but loses the ball and as he tries to win the ball back he fouls Kolarov and picks up a yellow card.
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38' 

Hendrick powers through the City midfield but loses the ball and as he tries to win the ball back he fouls Kolarov and picks up a yellow card.

37' 

THis is a massive test for City now, what are they made of?

Burnley have to decide how much they're going to push forward.

36' 

That's a waste. Gudmundsson's header gives Barnes some space around 25 yards out but the striker hammers it well wide.

34' 

Guardiola is furious with the referee and the coat is off but really he should be shouting at his player. Thankfully Gudmundsson can continue

  • Fernandinho
    Red cardFernandinhoManchester CityRED CARD! (FERNANDINHO) Well that's just stupid from Fernandinho. City's captain for the today goes flying in two-footed on Gudmundsson with a scissor action and he's straight off.
    TodayFouls2Free Kicks1Red Cards1
32' 

RED CARD! (FERNANDINHO)

Well that's just stupid from Fernandinho. City's captain for the today goes flying in two-footed on Gudmundsson with a scissor action and he's straight off.

30' 

CHANCE!

Oooo that was definitely a chance. Another cross from Navas isn't properly cleared by Burnley and it falls to Iheanacho. He can't quite get it out of his feet and when he does finally shoot it's blocked.

28' 

Toure is starting a lot of good moves for City and a dangerous cross from Sagna nearly creates an opening but Burnley clear and Heaton collects another loose ball.

 

Here's Tom Heaton stopping Raheem Sterling.

Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho in action with Burnley's Tom Heaton and Michael Keane
27'  

Burnley have a corner of their own and although Michael Keane rises highest he can't turn it on target.

25' 

More pressure from City, this time Navas gets down the line and tries to send in the cross but Mee deflects it behind.

Burnley clear the resulting corner.

23' 

A period of pressure for City ends with De Bruyne curling one well wide of Heaton's goal. Guardiola, in suit and a puffy coat in case you're wondering, claps and encourages his team.

21' 

City just starting to take control of this game and push Burnley further back into their own half. How efficiently the Clarets can counter here will be key.

20'

City are frustrated as Lee Mason pulls back a counter-attack to give them a free-kick. Ward had come into the back of Navas and was perhaps lucky to avoid a yellow.

19'

SAVE!

Another good stop from Heaton. City have a corner and it goes short to Navas. He pulls it back to Toure who tries to curl one but Heaton is equal to it and parries it wide.

17' 

The corner goes short (why do they keep doing this?) and City win it and counter. Sterling plays Navas in but he crosses rather than shoots with his left and Burnley can clear.

16' 

It's actually Scott Arfield but it's deflected by the wall. Otamendi tries to clear and slices it behind for a corner.

15' 

Another poor kick from Bravo who lets Burnley win the ball. Hendrick powers through the midfield and draws a free-kick from Fernandinho a couple of yards outside the box. Now this is in range.

Gudmundsson might fancy this.

14' 

Burnley are keeping the ball relatively well here and even when they kick long the passes are generally accurate and intelligent. They don't look troubled so far.

12' 

Indeed it was. The free-kick is taken short and it's terrible and comes to nothing.

11' 

Late challenge from Otamendi on Barnes gives Burnley a free-kick around 35 yards out. Surely too far for a shot?

10' 

That's another long kick from Bravo and Burnley win the ball back from it as his kick leaves De Bruyne short.

8' 

Another chance for Iheanahco who looks lively and bursts down the right. He cuts into his left but the shot is deflected wide, the corner comes to nothing.

7'

DOUBLE SAVE!

That's excellent goalkeeping from Tom Heaton. Iheanacho is played through and he looks to take it around the Burnley keeper but Heaton parries it away.

The ball is then played to Raheem Sterling by Yaya Toure who tries the same trick but again Heaton reads it and does well.

5' 

Burnley have a free-kick just inside the City half and the big lads lumber forward.

They then take it short and send it down the line, which seems a bit of a waste.

4' 

However as has become the case in recent weeks they are not giving Claudio Bravo any time at all to settle.

The Chilean has struggled in England and it has become a regular tactic that teams press him and prevent him from playing out to his defenders.

2' 

You'd imagine that Burnley's game plan is going to be pretty simple. Sit deep, keep things tight and look to counter with Gray's pace.

  • 1st Half
1' 

After a minute's applause we're underway at the Etihad.

14:55 

Right we're just a few minutes from kick-off. Let me know your predictions!

14:50 

HEAD TO HEAD

City and Burnley have played each other 94 times with City winning 41, Burnley 29 and 24 draws.

City won a close game at Turf Moor 2-1 in November but in the 2014-15 season Burnley drew at the Etihad and won at home.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche
14:45 

Who's excited for kick-off? Surely nobody is as keen as this guy...

Manchester City fan poses outside the stadium before the match
14:40 

STAT ATTACK

That's a mighty impressive record for City, but one of those draws came this season against Middlesbrough and they faced the other two promoted sides away from home.

14:30 

KELECHI'S CHANCE

Now the stat below may be skewed a touch slightly by Iheanacho's very small cameo off the bench against Liverpool but the message is still loud and clear.

Iheanacho usually guarantees goals when he plays, Burnley will have to be alert.

14:20 

PICTURE PERFECT

The Etihad is looking resplendent in the crisp January sun.

Britain Football Soccer - Manchester City v Burnley - Premier League - Etihad Stadium - 2/1/17 General view outside the stadium before the game
14:15 

TALKING POINTS

Well, well, well. That's a massive call from Guardiola to leave Aguero on the bench, much to the indignation of Fantasy Football managers across the country we imagine.

Is it a warning to Aguero? Or merely a sign that the Argentine isn't match fit after struggling against Liverpool. The forward didn't have a single touch in the Liverpool box and clearly Guardiola wants more from his main man.

Andre Gray is a man in form and he is going to fancy his chances against Nicolas Otamendi and Aleksandar Kolarov. They're not exactly blessed with pace.

14:10 
Burnley

BURNLEY TEAM NEWS

Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Hendrick, Arfield, Gudmundsson; Barnes, Gray.

Jeff Hendrick is back from suspension and comes straight back into the starting XI with Dean Marney now having to serve a one-match ban.

14:05 
Manchester City

MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS

Bravo, Sagna, Kolarov, Otamendi, Clichy, Navas, De Bruyne, Fernandinho (C), Yaya Touré, Sterling, Iheanacho

The big news is that despite returning from a four match ban against Liverpool Sergio Aguero is left on the bench by Pep Guardiola. Kelechi Iheanacho keads the line whilst Jesus Navas comes in for David Silva.

John Stones also drops to the bench.

14:00 

WELCOME

Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Manchester City's clash with Burnley in the Premier League.

Team news is on the way.