Burnley v Manchester City Live Commentary & Result, 03/02/2021, Premier League

Burnley are winless in nine Premier League meetings with Manchester City (D1 L8) since a 1-0 home win in March 2015. The Clarets have conceded more Premier League goals against the Citizens than they have versus any other side (39).

Kevin De Bruyne, Nathan Ake and Sergio Aguero are all still missing for Manchester City, so manager Pep Guardiola opts to rotate his starting XI compared to the one that defeated Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon. Stones and Diaz start as the two centre-backs with Laporte and Cancelo operating as the full-backs. Rodrigo anchors the midfield with Silva and Gundogan playing from either side. Jesus starts as the lone striker for the visitors and is flanked by Mahrez and Sterling.

Burnley come into this Premier League fixture with a near-full strength squad however striker Chris Wood misses out after picking up an injury against Chelsea on Sunday. Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee and Pieters make up the back four whilst Cork and Westwood start in central midfield. Gudmundsson and McNeil start on either wing as Vydra leads the line alongside Rodriguez.

MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Eric Garcia, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Fernandinho, Ferran Torres, Claudio Gomes.

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte; Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Rodrigo; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.

BURNLEY SUBS: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Phil Bardsley, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon, Jimmy Dunne, Kevin Long, Richard Nartey, Josh Benson, Dale Stephens, Joel Mumbongo.

BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters; Johann Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Matej Vydra, Jay Rodriguez.

Sean Dyche and Burnley welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City to town in what should prove to be a cracker at Turf Moor. Pep Guardiola’s men travel across Lancashire looking to push their winning run to nine straight in the English top-flight whilst the Clarets will be hoping to upset the odds and grab a much-needed result as they continue to fend off any relegation woes.

Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Premier League fixture between Burnley and Manchester City.

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