As it happened: City outclass weary Burnley at Turf Moor
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Full-time thoughts
Burnley looked beaten as soon as they went behind tonight, and they'll have to move on swiftly with a trip to Spurs at the weekend. 

City, for their part, were at their merciless best in the second half. An authoritative victory to prepare for the weekend's Manchester derby and take a small chunk out of Liverpool's lead.

Had they kept hold of their clean sheet, this would have been a perfect night. 

FT: Burnley 1-4 Manchester City
In all honesty, a merciful final whistle for Burnley.

Vintage City. 

90+3' Jesus, who wants that one more chance for a hat-trick, is left very frustrated as he's denied a corner. 
Three added minutes. 
Goal! Burnley 1-4 Manchester City
89' There'll be no clean sheet for City tonight. The ball deflects off Angelino into the path on the onrushing Brady, who fires it high into the net for his first goal of the season.

Something for the Turf Moor faithful to cheer.

Mahrez picks it up on the edge of the area, shimmies into space and fires it across goal and past Pope. More delight for the away fans. 
Goal. Burnley 0-4 Manchester City
Aaaand another. Substitute Riyad Mahrez this time. 
86' Jeff Hendrick deservedly booked for a late, lunging, frustrated tackle on David Silva. 

The Burnley players want to go home. 

85' Eric Garcia on for Fernandinho in the match's final alteration. 
85' Angelino, who's impressed tonight, fizzes one past the post. Jesus was sliding in bidding to complete his hat-trick. 
82' The game has fizzled out to the extent that you can hear Angelino's successful appeal for a free-kick. 
80' Kevin de Bruyne will enjoy a rest for the remainder of the fixture. Phil Foden introduced for what remains. 
76' City stroking it around at walking pace as they have done for much of the half. Question of how many it appears.
75' McNeil off, Brady on. Burnley's final switch. 
72' Guardiola makes his first change after the piledriving third goal. Sterling, who's only one card away from a suspension, is swapped for Mahrez. 
Goal! Burnley 0-3 Manchester City
Hammered in by Rodri for number three. An absolute scorcher. Points sealed in style. 
66' De Bruyne slips Sterling through and the third seems imminent until the flag is raised. 
65' Hendrick tries to play Rodriguez through on the half-volley but it's overhit and Walker can usher it out. 

The Clarets have improved since the double change, albeit only slightly. 

63' Oh it bounces out of of play, and so it falls flat once again at Turf Moor. 
62' Behind for a second corner, rather needlessly from Otamendi. 
62' Better from the Clarets. Rodriguez heads it into McNeil's path and he can run with it before whipping one in. Angelino heads behind. Corner. Chance.
60' McNeil opts to shoot and does get it on target, but it's a comfortable Ederson save. 
60' Barnes' first involvement sees him win a free-kick about 30 yards from goal. Can Burnley create something from it?
59' Dyche takes action in the form of a double change.

Wood and Drinkwater off, two strikers on in the form of Rodriguez and Barnes.

58' De Bruyne has a go from over 25 yards out but lifts it well over. 

Masterful stuff so far in this second half from City. 

56' And but for an overhit Bernardo cross, City might have had the third there... 

They look like they've got quite the appetite. 

55' A City third is looking decidedly more likely than a route back into the game for Burnley. They can't get the ball at the moment.
Chance for a hat-trick
53' Angelino slips Jesus through, he navigates the challenge of Tarkowski but he can't curl it in at the far post from the angle. 

Plenty of time left to secure that match ball. 

52' And City are on the front foot again, looking to well and truly kill the game off. 
De Bruyne shuffles it wide to Bernardo, who takes a touch and swings it into Jesus at the back post. It's a precise volleyed finish high into the net. 

Based on what we've seen so far, that's probably that. 

GOAL! Burnley 0-2 Manchester City
And City are rewarded for their fast start to the half! Jesus at the double! 
49' Sterling receives it on the byline and cuts it back but it evades Jesus. Burnley hemmed in here early in the second period. 
49' The hunt for a second is already underway for the black shirts. 
Second half
City resume proceedings, 45 minutes away from an important three points.
The teams are back out. Second half moments away...
We know City are blessed with huge quality among their substitutes, but who can Burnley turn to in their search for an equaliser?

Maybe Jay Rodriguez or Ashley Barnes. The former could bring the precision Burnley's attacking play has lacked thus far while the latter, who is nursing a slight groin issue, could be called upon to reignite his partnership with a heretofore isolated Wood. 

First half thoughts
Burnley would have been perfectly content at 0-0, but sure enough the moment of magic arrived and that will leave them reflecting on their own inadequacies at the break.

They've not been able to present much more than a token threat so far.

City, for their part, aren't quite firing on all cylinders but, should the pattern of play following the first goal persist, they could well run out comfortable winners. 

Half time
There's the whistle. City 1-0 up thanks to Jesus' glorious opener. 
45+2' David Silva looks to tee up De Bruyne but Pope snatches the ball before the Belgian can reach it. 
Two added minutes at the end of the first half. A City 2nd now would surely be killer. 
Burnley chance
43' Big moment in the game as Lennon digs out a cross and it reaches McNeil at the back post. The winger looks to volley past Ederson but his shot is blocked.

City then race up the other end and Pope is called into action to block Bernardo's shot after De Bruyne's threaded ball. 

38' Split-second of panic as Ederson fumbles, but the referee blows for a foul by Drinkwater. 
37' Burnley didn't a single corner when these two sides last met, but they have one here, and with it an opportunity...
36' Pope gets down to his left to grasp a deflected De Bruyne effort from range.
Pope saves!
32' City very nearly make it two as De Bruyne hits a low cross into the six-yard box and Sterling connects, only for Pope to keep it out with his legs...
28' Burnley have a free-kick well into the City half...

Mee chests it down to Hendrick and for a moment he has a sight of goal but he can't get a shot away. 

26' There was brief concern for City amid the celebrations as De Bruyne stayed down after Cork's challenge but it seems the Belgian, previously injury-ravaged, is okay to continue. 
David Silva plays a one-two with Sterling and then plays it out to Jesus on the left side of the box. He steps inside and delightfully whips the ball in at the far post. Picture perfect. 
GOAL! Burnley 0-1 Manchester City
24' Well City haven't been brilliant, but they have the lead. Gabriel Jesus has scored an exquisite goal!
23' It's quite a complex routine from City but Burnley deal with it fairly easily. 
22' City corner after a neat move ends in Angelino's cross being put behind...
21' Burnley are through the first 20 points, a potential checkpoint for their supporters. Not too much to worry them so far.

Pope catches Bernardo's cross from the right side of the area.

17' Unsurprisingly, plenty of long balls being aimed at Wood. The latest is from the foot of Bardsley and is grabbed by an alert Ederson. 
15' Early yellow card for Bernardo Silva after he pulled down Dwight McNeil to halt his charge upfield. 
12' De Bruyne drives through the midfield after Drinkwater gave away possession, but his eventual low strike is easy for Pope to gather.
11' Burnley deal with it comfortably enough. Can they get a spell of possession going?
10' Lennon does well to track Angelino's run down the City left and slide the ball behind for a corner.
8' Burnley send one over the top towards Wood and the frontman begins to wrestle with Otamendi. It looks as if he's about to win the battle and get a shot away, but the Argentine scrambles it clear. 
Disallowed goal!
6' De Bruyne floats the ball to the edge of the area, where Angelino waits to hit a fearsome volley. It strikes Jesus and finds the net, but he knows he's offside and the flag does indeed go up. 

The celebrations in the away end were brief. 

6' City will have a corner after Pieters puts Walker's low cross behind...
4' Jesus is retrospectively flagged offside after the ball broke for him and he raced through on goal, chopping inside Mee before Tarkowski's intervention. 
2' De Bruyne gets his first opportunity to deliver but Pope can catch comfortably. 
Kick-off
Burnley get us underway...
City will wear their black kit with its tropical trim tonight. 
F
Ben Mee and David Silva lead the sides out into the chilly Lancashire night. 
Otamendi back for City
Nicolas Otamendi is a notable inclusion on the City teamsheet tonight. His last start came in the shock 2-0 defeat against Wolves, for which he was deemed largely culpable.

Angelino, Rodri and Bernardo are also drafted in. Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez make way. 

Drinkwater debut in three changes
Danny Drinkwater joined Burnley on loan from Chelsea over the summer but only now is he is set to make his first Premier League appearance, having been set back by an off-field incident.

Pieters replaces the injured Taylor, while Aaron Lennon comes in for Ashley Barnes as Jeff Hendrick is shifted forward in a formation change.

The teams are in
Burnley: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Lennon, Cork, Drinkwater, McNeil; Hendrick; Wood. 

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Angelino; Rodrigo, Silva, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus.

That's all for now but check back an hour or so before kick-off for full team news...
Pep wary of tactical threat
"They are an incredible team with the second ball and not just one player but two players go to defend the strategy in attack - it’s impossible."
Dyche eyes a result for the ages
“We want to win. We want to find a way of winning. It’s difficult of course. They are still a top side. They have been unfortunate with injuries.”
Player to watch
If Burnley are to take a memorable scalp here, they might well need Dwight McNeil to produce something special.

The talented winger will look to cause havoc amongst the vulnerable City defence with his whipped deliveries.

These are the occasions which can truly put youngsters on the map. 

Dyche's injury concerns
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is the only definite absentee for the home side, but key midfielder Ashley Westwood is a doubt due to a groin problem.

There is also a potential issue at left-back, with Charlie Taylor having injured his hamstring against Palace and Erik Pieters managing a knock. 

Match-winner absent this time
Aguero won't make the trip to Lancashire today as he continues to nurse a groin injury. That means Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line.

Also out of action for City are Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane (both knee) and Ilkay Gundogan (suspended). 

Last time out: City win by a fraction
These two sides last met with the 2018/19 title race reaching its crescendo.

Sergio Aguero scored a vital winner for City, the ball creeping over the line by less than three centimetres.

Manchester City's form
The reigning champions have seen their title hopes dealt a major blow in the last three matches, having fallen 11 points behind leaders Liverpool

After stumbling at Newcastle on Saturday, Pep Guardiola's men know another slip-up in the festive period could be fatal. 

Burnley's form
Burnley had ended a run of three consecutive defeats with back-to-back victories against West Ham and Watford.

But at the weekend they suffered a disappointing home loss at the hands of Crystal Palace.

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