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Manchester City v Burnley: match preview

The Guardian
The Guardian
 2021-10-15
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5-0, 5-0, 5-0 is the margin of victory for Manchester City over Burnley in the past three corresponding fixtures, so Sean Dyche’s side may be a touch wary when kicking off at the Etihad Stadium. One thing Dyche’s players never lack is courage, though, and thus while even a draw for the visitors would seem unlikely, they are sure to try to make this a difficult afternoon for the champions. Jamie Jackson

Saturday 3pm

Venue Etihad Stadium

Last season Manchester City 5 Burnley 0

Referee Martin Atikinson

This season G6 Y15 R2 2.83 cards/game

Odds H 2-13 A 28-1 D 39-4

MANCHESTER CITY

Subs from Steffen, Carson, Palmer, Fernandinho, Jesus, Silva, Aké, Stones, Mbete, Zinchenko, Sterling

Doubtful None

Injured Torres (foot, Dec), Delap (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y10 R0

Form WWWDWD

Leading scorers Jesus, Torres 2

BURNLEY

Subs from Hennessey, Norris, Gudmundsson, Pieters, Bardsley, Thomas, Rodriguez, Cork, Lennon, Long, Barnes

Doubtful Gudmundsson (knock), Taylor (knock), Vydra (knock)

Injured Mee (Covid-19, 23 Oct), Stephens (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y18 R0

Form LDLLDD

Leading scorers Cornet, Mee, Tarkowski, Wood 1

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