EPL: Manchester City reclaim top spot with win at Burnley | Football News – Times of India


BURNLEY: Manchester Metropolis moved some extent away from title rivals Liverpool on the high of the Premier League standings with a convincing 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Burnley on Saturday.
Needing a win to reclaim high spot after Liverpool beat Watford earlier within the day, first half objectives from Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan with two assists from Raheem Sterling sealed all three factors for Pep Guardiola‘s aspect.
Metropolis dominated possession all through they usually made an ideal begin by taking a fifth-minute lead after De Bruyne pounced on Sterling’s cushioned cross contained in the field and pulled the set off to search out the highest nook.
Sterling and De Bruyne have been instrumental in doubling Metropolis’s lead 20 minutes later when a fast one-two cross allowed the English ahead to dash down the best flank and cross into the field for Gundogan to attain.
“We have performed in these kind of video games for a few years. We scored early on in order that helped us quite a bit. However the recreation isn’t completed till you rating the third or fourth,” Guardiola stated in a post-match interview with the Premier League.
“The pitch was so troublesome as a result of the grass was excessive, no water and the whole lot was so sluggish. However we did effectively and received the sport.”
Metropolis had a wake-up name within the second half when Burnley almost bought one again as Maxwel Cornet’s header was cleared off the road by Nathan Ake. Though Cornet was later flagged offside, the transfer spurred Burnley to press for a purpose.
However Metropolis improved quickly after they usually might have scored extra with Phil Foden losing a few alternatives whereas substitute Gabriel Jesus, who has not scored a league purpose since September, additionally failed to search out the goal.
In the meantime, Burnley’s fourth consecutive defeat leaves Sean Dyche’s aspect nineteenth, however with video games in hand over the relegation battlers.
“It is by no means a shock towards Man Metropolis. Generally they will rating at will in the event that they’re feeling it,” Dyche instructed BBC.
“Our nemesis all season has been creating possibilities and never scoring objectives… The second half confirmed indicators of what we’re about, we have got to do this within the video games developing.
“We nonetheless have 10 video games left and we’re nonetheless in a battle… We have now 10 efforts to get ourselves right and transfer ahead.”


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