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

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

Gabriel Jesus celebrate
Gabriel Jesus scored his seventy fifth purpose 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 potential 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 move throughout the six-yard field for Raheem Sterling to tuck residence.

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

Sean Dyche’s group drop to sixteenth 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Metropolis’s outdated foe Sir Alex Ferguson, the previous Manchester United supervisor, as soon as mentioned: “Assault wins you video games however defence wins you titles.”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 facet to catch within the second half of the marketing campaign after a membership document equalling sixth straight clear sheet.

The away facet didn’t romp away with the sport however have been at all times in management, extending their unbeaten run to twenty matches, throughout which they’ve conceded solely 4 targets.

It was additionally Metropolis’s thirteenth straight win – the measure of that very good type 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 checking 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 hardly ever troubled and made it look simple, which doesn’t bode nicely 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 purpose of the marketing campaign – and his seventy fifth 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 tenth purpose of the season.

Having overwhelmed Burnley 5-0 4 instances prior to now three years, it might have been one other repeat – however Metropolis have been much less scientific 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 saved out Mahrez’s curling effort.

Gundogan rifled a strike narrowly over the bar and Metropolis might have had a penalty when James Tarkowski kicked Jesus on the again of the foot, however Martin Atkinson’s on-field determination 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 targets. Lacking injured strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wooden, Wednesday’s match was at all times prone to be a battle.

Dyche’s facet had simply 25% possession and have now misplaced their previous eight video games towards Metropolis, delivery 30 targets and scoring simply as soon as.

And their wretched residence document towards 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 vast 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 subsequent?

Burnley have a probably essential match towards fellow strugglers Brighton on Saturday (15:00 GMT kick-off).

Metropolis too have an enormous sport once 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.

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Price gamers out of 10 all through or after the sport. The rater will shut half-hour after the ultimate whistle.

Ranking vary key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfection


  1. Squad quantity1Participant identifyPope

  2. Squad quantity2Participant identifyLowton

  3. Squad quantity5Participant identifyTarkowski

  4. Squad quantity6Participant identifyMee

  5. Squad quantity23Participant identifyPieters

  6. Squad quantity7Participant identifyGudmundsson

  7. Squad quantity18Participant identifyWestwood

  8. Squad quantity4Participant identifyCork

  9. Squad quantity11Participant identifyMcNeil

  10. Squad quantity19Participant identifyRodriguez

  11. Squad quantity27Participant identifyVydra

  1. Squad quantity16Participant identifyStephens

  2. Squad quantity41Participant identifyBenson

  3. Squad quantity46Participant identifyMumbongo

Manchester Metropolis

  1. Squad quantity11Participant identifyZinchenko



Formation 4-4-2

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


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

Man Metropolis

Formation 4-3-3

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


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

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