Burnley 0-2 Manchester Metropolis: Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling rating

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Gabriel Jesus scored his 75th aim for Manchester Metropolis

Manchester Metropolis restored their three-point lead on the prime of the Premier League and prolonged their ominous-looking successful streak to 13 video games with a cushty victory at Burnley.

It began within the worst doable method for the hosts as goalkeeper Nick Pope parried Bernardo Silva’s stinging shot straight at Gabriel Jesus, who nodded in from a few yards out after three minutes.

The guests dominated possession and doubled their lead earlier than half-time, Ilkay Gundogan fizzing a cross throughout the six-yard field for Raheem Sterling to tuck dwelling.

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

Sean Dyche’s group drop to 16th within the desk however stay eight factors above the relegation zone after 18th-placed Fulham have been overwhelmed by high-flyers Leicester Metropolis on Wednesday.

Metropolis slickers cost on

Metropolis’s outdated foe Sir Alex Ferguson, the previous Manchester United supervisor, as soon as mentioned: “Assault wins you video games however defence wins you titles.” This outcome means league leaders Metropolis are the aspect to catch within the second half of the marketing campaign after a membership document equalling sixth straight clear sheet.

The away aspect didn’t romp away with the sport however have been all the time in management, extending their unbeaten run to 20 matches, throughout which they’ve conceded solely 4 objectives.

It was additionally Metropolis’s 13th straight win – the measure of that excellent kind highlighted by the actual fact Arsenal have been the final Premier League group to realize that feat 19 years in the past.

Guardiola has been criticised prior to now for not finding out his Metropolis defence, however the wonderful summer season signing Ruben Dias has been a steadying affect on the again, partnered by the resurgent John Stones.

Even with key males lacking, the guests have been not often troubled and made it look simple, which doesn’t bode effectively for the opposite title-challengers.

Brazil striker Jesus might want to carry the goalscoring menace within the continued absence of Sergio Aguero and he scored his fourth aim of the marketing campaign – and his 75th for Metropolis – with a poacher’s end after three minutes.

With Kevin de Bruyne out injured, Germany midfielder Gundogan has additionally stepped up and his wonderful lay-off was transformed by Sterling for his 10th aim of the season.

Having overwhelmed Burnley 5-Zero 4 instances prior to now three years, it may have been one other repeat – however Metropolis have been much less medical on this event.

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

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

No complaints for the Clarets

Burnley are the bottom scorers within the English prime flight with 13 objectives. Lacking injured strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wooden, Wednesday’s match was all the time more likely to be a wrestle.

Dyche’s aspect had simply 25% possession and have now misplaced their previous eight video games in opposition to Metropolis, delivery 30 objectives and scoring simply as soon as.

And their wretched dwelling document in opposition to the division’s established ‘massive six’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United and Tottenham – is now one victory from the previous 27 conferences.

Matej Vydra volleyed large from a promising place and Johann Gudmundsson smashed a long-range strike over in a moderately relaxed night for Ederson, although the Metropolis goalkeeper did obtain a yellow card for haring off his line and chopping down Erik Pieters.

What the managers mentioned

Burnley boss Sean Dyche to BBC Sport: “Manchester Metropolis have been each good. They’re on run of kind. They’re actually sharp in transition in defence and assault.

“They’ll open you up. We might love to do higher with the objectives. Truthful play to them. They get their noses in entrance.

“We defended effectively on the whole and caught to the duty.

“This batch of accidents, I do not suppose are critical.

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

Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola to BBC Sport: “We struggled a bit of bit to interrupt – the primary cross, first motion. The primary 15 minutes of the second half was our greatest soccer. Sadly we couldn’t rating a 3rd or fourth aim.

“Within the final 15 minutes we handed the ball with out the intent to assault, simply to manage.

“Strikers want objectives for his or her confidence. Gabriel Jesus performed actually good.”

Profitable on Wednesdays – the perfect stats

  • Manchester Metropolis’s 13-match successful run is the longest by a Premier League aspect since Arsenal between March and August 2002 (additionally 13).
  • Burnley have didn’t have a shot on track of their previous two league video games – the primary to try this since Everton in January 2018.
  • Metropolis have received all three of their video games in opposition to Burnley this season by an combination rating of 10-0.
  • Manchester Metropolis have stored a clear sheet of their previous six league video games, their joint-longest run with out conceding within the competitors (additionally September 2015 and October 2018).
  • They’ve develop into the primary aspect to win 12 consecutive Premier League matches performed on Wednesday.
  • Gundogan has scored (seven) or assisted (one) eight objectives in his previous 10 Premier League video games for Metropolis, as many as in his earlier 61 appearances.
  • Sterling has been straight concerned in 154 objectives beneath Guardiola (99 objectives and 55 assists) – eight greater than every other Metropolis participant in that point.
  • Jesus has scored 68 objectives within the 107 video games he has began for Manchester Metropolis, netting in every of his previous three begins.

What subsequent?

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

Metropolis too have an enormous recreation after they journey to champions Liverpool on Sunday (16:30). A victory for the guests at Anfield can be a major blow to the Reds on this season’s title race.

Participant of the match

GündoganIlkay Gündogan

Burnley

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titlePope

  2. Squad quantity6Participant titleMee

  3. Squad quantity5Participant titleTarkowski

  4. Squad quantity27Participant titleVydra

  5. Squad quantity2Participant titleLowton

  6. Squad quantity7Participant titleGudmundsson

  7. Squad quantity23Participant titlePieters

  8. Squad quantity11Participant titleMcNeil

  9. Squad quantity18Participant titleWestwood

  10. Squad quantity4Participant titleCork

  11. Squad quantity46Participant titleMumbongo

  12. Squad quantity41Participant titleBenson

  13. Squad quantity19Participant titleRodriguez

  14. Squad quantity16Participant titleStephens

Line-ups

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Man Metropolis

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31EdersonBooked at 76minutes
  • 27CanceloSubstituted forZinchenkoat 64′minutes
  • 5Stones
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 14Laporte
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 16Rodri
  • 8Gündogan
  • 26Mahrez
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 7Sterling

Substitutes

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

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