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Burnley vs Manchester City at Turf Moor

Turf Moor Referee : Jonathan Moss
3rd December 2019 8:15 PM (GMT)
  • 1 Burnley

    • ‘89' Robbie Brady
  • 4 Manchester City

    • ‘24' Gabriel Jesus
    • ‘50' Gabriel Jesus
    • ‘68' Rodri
    • ‘87' Riyad Mahrez


Commentary By Caroline Oatway


Ta-ra from Turf Moor ๐Ÿ‘‹

Righto, ladies and gents... That's all from me,

As always, a pleasure to bring you live coverage of the game, especially with a performance and result like that.

See you again on Saturday for the mouth-watering Manchester Derby. Until then, check out for more post-match reaction and those eagerly-awaited highlights from midnight.

Have a great week!


Rodrigo (on his goal) ๐Ÿ’ฌ

"It was a great goal for me and important.

"I don't have many chances around the area. I want to shoot and score goals.

"It was important for the team to make it 3-0.

"I think I have the first adaptation myself. I want to be the best version.

"It's not easy to be in this position. I know it's going to be the best version in my performance.

"The result helps to have that confidence. I'm feeling good in the team."


Rodrigo ๐Ÿ’ฌ

"It was a good night for us. We needed the victory.

"We were having a party because we needed the victory for confidence!

"It was important for us. We're doing our best but sometimes, you don't get the results.

"It's a long way to the end of the season but it's important for us.

"We started very good against our opponent - we knew exactly what we wanted to do and our intensity was good.

"It's the way to do it."


Gabriel Jesus (on his previous scoring drought) ๐Ÿ’ฌ

"Sometimes football is like this.

"I know my qualities and I know I can score.

"I have Sergio Aguero with me - I have to learn from him. He's a legend of football.

"I have to score when I play. Sergio scores every time.

"That is my ambition - I want to play and score every time."


Gabriel Jesus ๐Ÿ’ฌ

"It was an important game.

"We are eight points behind, so it was a good win for us.

"That is the level - the Premier League is like this.

"Burnley has good players and they are so good with set-pieces.

"We played good again and we scored our chances."


My thoughts exactly! ๐Ÿ‘‡



There we have it!

City stroll to a 4-1 win at Turf Moor with a superb performance.

Gabriel Jesus (2), Rodrigo and Mahrez on the scoresheet, as the Champions produce a superb response to Saturday's setback against Newcastle - and the perfect tonic ahead of this weekend's Manchester Derby.


Meh ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Disappointing not to have kept a clean sheet but that will do little to spoil this night - what has otherwise been a superb performance all round.


Mahrvellous! ๐Ÿคฉ

Mahrez with another goal of real quality to stake his claim for a Derby starting spot, as he drives forward before drilling into the bottom corner.



Easy does it ๐Ÿ‘

City cruising now, seeing this one out very comfortably.

Burnley look a beaten team; while we're enjoying control - not overexerting ourselves.

Sensible, given the weekend's upcoming fixture...(!)


City change ๐Ÿ”„

Foden is introduced in place of De Bruyne, who seems to have fully recovered from that earlier challenge by the way.

Hasn't impacted him at all thankfully.


A beauty! ๐Ÿ˜

Rodrigo nets his second goal in City colours, rocketing in a half-volley past Pope and into the back of the net.

Another fantastic goal.


Clarets roused ๐Ÿค”

Burnley invogorated since that double switch.

Many had wondered why Barnes and Rodriguez had been left out of the starting XI.

Their introductions have made an impact - both on the pitch and off it, lifting the crowd.


Woah ๐Ÿงค

Ederson called into action to thwart McNeil's powerful free-kick.

Stung the palms but he had it covered, claiming at the second attempt.


Chance for the hat-trick! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Almost a third for the Brazilian, who tries to bend towards the far corner from a narrow angle.

The defender just did enough to put him off and the effort skews wide.


Another lovely goal ๐Ÿ˜

Bernardo with the pinpoint curling delivery - Gabriel Jesus with the touch to smash into the roof of the net!

Breathing space - and no more than we deserve!



That's that for the opening 45.

City deservedly lead through that wonderful Gabriel Jesus effort. Wait 'til you see that in the highlights!

A much-improved display - both offensively and defensively, individually and collectively - and one that will surely please Pep Guardiola.


Another super stop! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Bernardo with a brilliant chance to make it two, but he's the latest to be denied by Pope!

De Bruyne did well to find the Portugal man, who was in acres of space He opted to take the shot first-time but it was too close to the Burnley 'keeper!



Fine defensive work from Rodri and then Gabriel Jesus to win the ball back in the Burnley half.

City not giving the hosts any time on the ball, battling hard to win every duel.


A warning โš 

Walker has to be alert at the other end to head out for a corner with Hendrick lurking at the backpost.

Ederson is fouled in the resulting corner and a free-kick is awarded.




Amazing save from Pope, who denies Sterling at point-blank range!

A goal looked certain, as De Bruyne drilled in the cross to the near post but the shot-stopper stuck out a leg to make the stop.


Ouch! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Tarkowski with a crunching challenge on Silva, who makes his feelings known to the referee.

Been lenient so far for a few of the hosts' tackles...


Quickfire City โšก

All started from Ederson - a rapid counter-attack, which ended with that super strike.

There had been some concern for De Bruyne's wellfare, as he went to ground in some pain in the build-up - but thankfully, he looks to be okay and able to continue.


Fantastic finish ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Glorious from Gabriel, who drives towards the edge of the box before curling a sensational effort past Pope and into the far corner.


"See ya!" ๐Ÿ‘‹

Bernardo with a superb piece of skill to floor his marker, before clipping in a delivery.

Think kids these days call that "sending someone for a hot dog..."

Whatever that means!



Otamendi not happy with the referee as Burnley win another free-kick, as Wood goes to ground.

The Argentine quite clearly frustrated with the decision.

Need to keep our cool.


Dominant so far ๐Ÿ‘

City have been well on top here at Turf Moor.

Looking very threatening in the early exchanges, zipping the ball around well and with purpose. Some neat exchanges of play.

Burnley content to break on the counter, although they're yet to test Ederson or the City defence.


Not quite! ๐Ÿ˜†

De Bruyne goes in search of another worldie, driving at the Burnley defence - but unlike Saturday's effort, this strike is tame and rolls into Pope's arms.

First shot on target for either side.


Offside! ๐Ÿด

City have the ball in the net, as Gabriel Jesus flicks Angelino's attempted volley in beautifully - but he was offside this time!


Argh! ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Early chance for Gabriel Jesus, as he races clear, beating the offside trap as the ball came off a Burnley player.

Doesn't fancy trying to drive the ball with his left and delays to get it onto his right foot but the chance is lost, as the hosts get players back.


Brrr! โ„

It's a cold one. (I may have mentioned that already...)

City kicking from the away end, sporting our black 'Hacienda-inspired' kit; Burnley in their claret, blue and white, of course.

Bright start, as De Bruyne looks to whip in an early delivery. It's claimed by Pope.


Turf Moor tunes ๐Ÿค˜

Some absolute bangers being belted out here at the ground.

The Foo Fighters - Times Like These now being blared out, as the two teams prepare to enter the pitch to a sea of claret and blue.

My kinda night out!



Premier League clubs proudly coming together this week to celebrate Stonewall's 2019/20 Rainbow Laces campaign and show support for all LGBT people in football and beyond.


Pep on Fernandinho ๐Ÿ’ฌ

"He can play in many positions, even the full-back, attacking midfielder.

"Heโ€™s a guy with incredible experience. Heโ€™s very good in the build-up, strong in the air, fast going forward.

"When heโ€™s going forward, heโ€™s good with short and long passes.

"I like him to play in this position โ€“ I know other people donโ€™t like it, but I like it."


Pep Guardiola ๐Ÿ’ฌ

 "(The plan is to) try to win the game. Burnley away is always Burnley away, everybody knows it. We are here to try to win.

"Itโ€™s not necessary to see the eyes here in Burnley.

"These players are incredible for me, for the fans - they acre complete legends, for what they have done, what they do.

"Sometimes, you have ups and downs, lucky and unlucky, not the best โ€“ thatโ€™s football.

"These players are incredible for me."


Bernardo ๐Ÿ’ฌ

"Itโ€™s always a big challenge, especially here at their pitch.

"The atmosphere is always really good and the fans are really good.

"Theyโ€™re a very physical team. Weโ€™re not expecting an easy game.

"We need to give a quick and good response after the setback at the weekend.

"Thatโ€™s what weโ€™ll try to do.

"If we want to have a chance of winning this competition, we might need to win almost every game โ€“ if not all.

"We have a complicated task ahead, starting tonight.

"We need to win so weโ€™re focused on tonightโ€™s game."


Bernardo SIlva ๐Ÿ’ฌ

"Of course, weโ€™re not in the ideal situation.

"When we first started the season, we didnโ€™t want to be 11 points behind Liverpool in December.

"Thereโ€™s still a long way to go โ€“ thatโ€™s the reality.

"Itโ€™s 11 points โ€“ not one, two or three โ€“ but we have to keep going and give the best possible response tonight and try and tighten the gap as much as possible."


Club Journalist David Clayton ๐Ÿ“

"City make four changes for the short trip to Turf Moor.

"Angelino, Bernardo, Nicolas Otamendi and Rodrigo return to the starting line-up with Riyad Mahrez, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy all making way - Ilkay Gundogan is suspended."



Crazy scenes in the away dressing room at the moment.

There are no lights on!

The players are entertaining themselves, singing Wonderwall.



KDB is in the building ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

Lost count of how many times I've watched his outrageous goal at St James' Park.

Utterly astonishing.


Just under 15 minutes until team news... ๐Ÿ‘ค

Who makes the cut in your opinion?

Share your thoughts on the game on Twitter with #cmoncity!

Would love to hear from you. It would simply warm my heart, which is desperately needed on this cold Tuesday night in Burnley!


John Stones ๐Ÿ’ฌ

โ€œIโ€™ve been really impressed with Burnley and I think I remember playing against one of Sean Dycheโ€™s teams when I was at Barnsley.

โ€œThey had the same philosophy and drive and determination as how they play now, and a lot of passion.

โ€œThey play to their strengths, but theyโ€™re definitely all on the same page and to get in the top 10 is not an understatement for how they play and get results.

โ€œIโ€™ve got a lot of respect for Sean and his team.โ€


Feed the Goat ๐Ÿ

Some great memories at this ground... I don't know about you but Turf Moor always makes me think of this man!

Mr Shaun Goater loved a goal against the Clarets and scored consecutive hat-tricks in league trips to Lancashire.

Talk about a favoured opposition.


Pep Guardiola on Burnley ๐Ÿ’ฌ

โ€œItโ€™s always difficult for all the teams. What they do, they do perfectly.

โ€œThey play quick with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood and after they arrive down the sides and make good crosses and have good finishing with the two strikers.

โ€œThey are so good in the second balls, with free-kicks and corners. We have to adapt to this style of play and impose our way.

โ€œThe players have to believe.

โ€œThey have to believe we will win. They canโ€™t think too much about the people in front.

โ€œWe have to think about what to do to win the games. We have to try to be more solid with the chances we have and the chances we concede.โ€


Greetings from Turf Moor ๐Ÿ‘‹

A very good evening all.

Welcome to Turf Moor for tonight's Premier League clash against Burnley.

It's an 8:15pm kick-off on this cold night in Lancashire, with the game set to be broadcast live on Amazon Prime in the UK.

Existing Amazon Prime customers will be able to watch the game for free, whereas new customers can join Amazon Prime using a 30-day free trial. After the trial period, it costs ยฃ7.99 per month, or ยฃ79 for the year, and you can cancel anytime.

 Start your 30-day free trial or sign in to Amazon Prime to watch, here.


Burnley manager Sean Dyche

"At that level, that real sharp edge of trying to win the league, trying to win in Europe, the tiny details affect a way a team operates.

"I'm not sitting here crying on their behalf, but when you're at the super-elite level and the expectation is massive then the team loses key players, it affects the balance.

"I don't know the thoughts inside the camp, but I don't think they're a million miles away and I think they're a top, top side."


Pep on Ferna


Full FA Cup draw

Leicester City v Wigan Athletic

QPR v Swansea City

Fulham v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Wolves v Manchester United

Charlton Athletic v West Brom

Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle United

Cardiff City v Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United

Oxford United v Exeter City or Hartlepool United

Sheffield United v AFC Fylde

Southampton v Huddersfield Town

Liverpool v Everton

Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town

Bournemouth v Luton Town

Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City or Ipswich Town

Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley

Manchester City v Port Vale

Middlesbrough v Tottenham

Reading v Blackpool

Watford v Tranmere Rovers

Preston v Norwich City

Millwall v Newport County

Crystal Palace v Derby County

Solihull Moors or Rotherham United v Hull City

Brentford v Stoke City

Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth

Arsenal v Leeds United

Gillingham v West Ham United

Burton Albion v Northampton Town

Burnley v Peterborough United

Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers


Third Round draw

FA Cup holders City will play Port Vale in the third round.

The tie will be played at Etihad Stadium over the weekend of the 3/6 January.

The draw took place at the Etihad Stadium Legends' Lounge, with former City favourite Micah Richards and Arsenal legend Tony Adams drawing the balls.

City and Vale have only met once before in the FA Cup, with the Blues winning 2-1 at Vale Park in 1991.

The teams have met 23 times in total, with City winning 18 and losing four.

The last meeting was in 1999.

Vale won three successive meetings between 1996 and 1998, including successive wins at Maine Road.

The League Two side, currently ninth in the table, are managed by former Macclesfield Town legend John Askey.



City beat Burnley three times last season: 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium in both the Premier League and FA Cup, and 1-0 at Turf Moor in the league.



Burnley have only won one of the past 22 meetings in all competitions, and none in eight since a 1-0 home victory in March 2015 (D1, L7).

Other games that day

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As it stood

P GD Pts
1 Liverpool 14 +20 40
3 Leicester City 14 +24 32
4 Chelsea 14 +8 26
5 Crystal Palace 15 -4 21
6 Tottenham Hotspur 14 +3 20
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 +2 20
8 Sheffield United 14 +4 19
9 Arsenal 14 -1 19
10 Manchester United 14 +4 18
11 Burnley 15 -3 18
12 Bournemouth 15 -3 16
13 West Ham United 14 -6 16
14 Newcastle United 14 -9 16
15 Aston Villa 14 -1 15
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 14 -5 15
17 Everton 14 -8 14
18 Southampton 14 -17 12
19 Norwich City 14 -15 11
20 Watford 14 -19 8
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