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Man City MCI Jesus (3'), Sterling (38')
Premier League Gameweek 22
Feb 3, 2021 KO: 18:00

Burnley - Man City

Turf Moor Burnley
Referee: Martin Atkinson
  3' Jesus
  38' Sterling

Report & events

Burnley 0-2 Man City: Visitors extend Premier League lead

Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling helped Pep Guardiola's side extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.

Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points as they eased to a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Pep Guardiola’s men played in third gear for most of the evening, as Burnley struggled to disturb them without either Ashley Barnes or Chris Wood up front.

Just three minutes passed before City took the lead, and the goal came courtesy of a Nick Pope error. The Burnley goalkeeper could only parry a shot from Bernardo Silva straight into the path of Gabriel Jesus, who nodded home from close range.

Moments later, Pope was put under pressure again, this time from Riyad Mahrez’s angled shot, which he pushed away more confidently.

The goalkeeper was fortunate again after 18 minutes, though, when he misjudged a long ball and rushed out to close down Raheem Sterling, who couldn’t capitalise.

With less than 10 minutes remaining of the first half, the dominant visitors added a second. Ilkay Gundogan reached the byline and fired the ball across for Sterling, who was waiting to tap into an empty net.

Soon after half-time, Pope took an opportunity to further redeem himself for his earlier error.

Sterling was bearing down on goal, but he kept his nerve and saved brilliantly with his feet.

VAR then denied Mahrez a third for City when he finished off Jesus’ cross-cum-shot only to be adjudged to be narrowly offside after a quick check.

Burnley struggled to build any sort of momentum throughout, but finally had a sight of goal when Matej Vydra, who worked incredibly hard all night, chested and volleyed a shot harmlessly over the bar.

The visitors were incensed at Martin Atkinson’s decision not to award a penalty after a coming together between Jesus and James Tarkowski after great linkup play between Gundogan and Mahrez.

This time, there was no check from VAR, though it mattered little in the end.

Key Events

3'
  • JESUS: City get an early goal as Jesus heads in.
    38'
  • STERLING: Another close-range goal for the visitors.

    Man City has won the match.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Joel Mumbongo.
    87'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Dale Stephens.
    83'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Josh Benson.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Ashley Westwood.
    81'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Joel Mumbongo.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Jay Rodriguez.
    77'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Ederson.
    76'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Dale Stephens.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Jack Cork.
    71'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Oleksandr Zinchenko.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, João Cancelo.
    64'
    Assist

  • Assist given by Ilkay Gündogan.
    GOAL!!! 0-2

  • Goal by Raheem Sterling.
    38'
    GOAL!!! 0-1

  • Goal by Gabriel Jesus.
    3'