Jesus, Sterling score as impressive Man City down Burnley to extend lead on Premier League table

Jesus, Sterling score as impressive Man City down Burnley to extend lead on Premier League table

- Burnley vs Man City saw the visitors secure a 2-0 crucial win at Turf Moor

- The win was enough to help City open a three-point gap over rivals United with a game to play

- Pep Guardiola's men remain unbeaten since the turn of the new yeas as they look to win the league

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Burnley vs Man City ended in a 2-0 win for the Citizens as they opened a three-point gap over rivals United.

Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling were both on target in the first half of the Wednesday night, February 3, clash played at Turf Moor.

City came into the match off an impressive run of results as they remain unbeaten since the turn of their new year, with their last loss coming back in November.

Jesus, Sterling score as Man City down Burnley to extend lead atop
Burnley va Man City ended in victory for the Citizens. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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The visitors took charge of the match from the blow of the whistle, taking the lead inside the third minute through Jesus who headed into the bottom right from a rebound.

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Despite City's dominance, Burnley were able to settle in quickly as the half progressed but could not create any clear cut chance.

Sterling made it 2-0 in the 38th minute with a tap in to after Ilkay Gundogan lay it on the plate for the Englishman to help Pep Guardiola's men head into the break with the advantage.

The side picked from where they left in the second half, creating a number of golden chances but failed to convert no thanks to Nick Pope who kept their attack at bay.

Riyadh Mahrez thought he had put the game beyond the Clarets with a third goal, only for VAR to cancel out the effort for an offside.

Neither side could find the back of the net in the second half, with City's opening goals in the first the only difference in the tie.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Marcus Rashford has stated that Man United will not be distracted by the current form of their Premier League rivals Man City and Liverpool in the title race.

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United now have 44 points, going level with league leaders Man City but their goal difference has risen to +19, the same as Liverpool and just five behind their city rivals.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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