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Pep Guardiola says Manchester City would be ‘crazy’ to think about the title

• We only think about the next game, adds City manager• Goalscorer Rodri praised for his ‘incredible physicality’Pep Guardiola stated it would be “crazy” for Manchester City to think about retaining the title due to the deficit to Liverpool, which is e…

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Gabriel Jesus gets Manchester City back on track with a 4-1 win at Burnley

Manchester City moved to within eight points of Liverpool – until Wednesday night, at least – via the relentless percussive passing play that signifies Pep Guardiola’s side at their best.His team had stuttered recently and arrived at Turf Moor to find …

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Hope springs eternal as Sánchez and Shaw lift Manchester United gloom

After two consecutive defeats, José Mourinho’s men made easy work of Burnley as his top players produced their best displays of the seasonIf the banner flown overhead decrying United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, as a “specialist in failure” …

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Burnley’s Gudmundsson punishes Manchester City for Sterling miss

Johann Berg Gudmundsson ensured Manchester City rued their profligacy with an 81st-minute half-volley that grabbed Burnley an impressive draw against the champions-elect.Raheem Sterling was the visitor’s prime culprit missing a series of easy chances, …

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Alexis Sánchez move to Manchester United ‘so close’, says José Mourinho

‘If you ask me if he is coming, I think so,’ says Man Utd managerArsène Wenger: ‘I expect it to happen but I cannot announce it’José Mourinho said he was cautiously optimistic about Manchester United landing Alexis Sánchez while Arsène Wenger confirmed…

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Manchester United and Anthony Martial dig deep to battle past Burnley

Manchester United did what they could to exert pressure on Manchester City, before the leaders faced Newcastle in the late match, as Anthony Martial’s goal nine minutes into the second half saw off Burnley. Winning is all José Mourinho’s men can do and…

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Ashley Barnes’ late goal against Stoke sends Burnley soaring into top four

Ashley Barnes grabbed a late winner as Burnley reached the dizzy heights of fourth place. In doing so Sean Dyche’s side took the club to their highest position in the top flight for 42 years when the Clarets were second in the old First Division in Mar…

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Arsenal stun Burnley with injury-time Alexis Sánchez penalty winner

Burnley suffered heartbreak right at the end when James Tarkowski came together with Aaron Ramsey in the area and Lee Mason, the referee, gave a penalty. Alexis Sánchez slid home, to Nick Pope’s right, seconds later Mason blew for time and boos rented …

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Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney sink Burnley

Manchester United enter Thursday’s 174th derby with Manchester City knowing victory at the Etihad Stadium will leapfrog them over Pep Guardiola’s side into fourth place following this convincing win.

Before the recalled Wayne Rooney’s 251st goal for the club, Anthony Martial became the first United man to score at Turf Moor in the league since Lou Macari in 1976. In doing so he cost another £8.5m payment to Monaco, a clause being triggered by Martial reaching 25th goals for the club. This may raise his fee to £44.5m but the close to £40m dividend yielded should Champions League qualification be achieved means United will hardly care.

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Burnley’s resolve offers a clue as to how Chelsea can be stopped | Jamie Jackson

Sean Dyche’s side turn game into a battle to make it an uncomfortable afternoon for the league leaders, who have only Manchester City of the title pretenders left to play this season

As he sought to disrupt Chelsea from their relentless rhythm, Sean Dyche may have reminded his players of their 2-0 win over Liverpool at Turf Moor on the second weekend of the season. On that afternoon his Burnley team were able to soak up what was thrown at them then when opportunity knocked punish their opponents by being quick and slick in front of goal.

On Sunday they performed a similar feat and offered a clue to as to where Chelsea might be got at if they are to be stopped. Put simply, the Clarets made Premier League outing No25 the kind of dogfight that was as unwelcoming for the visitors as the bitter conditions and raucous home faithful.

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Jürgen Klopp won’t panic buy despite Liverpool’s defeat at Burnley

• Liverpool manager says he would be an ‘idiot’ to sign midfielder or left-back
• James Milner filled in for the dropped Alberto Moreno at Turf Moor

Jürgen Klopp insisted he would be an “idiot” if Liverpool’s abject 2-0 defeat at Burnley would cause him to buy a left-back or midfielder, though the manager is considering strengthening further.

Klopp’s side were second-best in every department at Turf Moor, going down to first-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray. A lack of midfield bite and James Milner as an auxiliary left-back for the dropped Alberto Moreno particularly weakened Liverpool.

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Burnley stay in hunt after Michael Keane late show against Middlesbrough

Michael Keane’s added time equaliser gave this helter-skelter match the climatic finish it deserved, and means the fight for automatic promotion to the Premier League may go to the wire. Jordan Rhodes’s fifth goal since his £9m signing in January had appeared the winner, and a decisive strike in Middlesbrough’s push to avoid the play-offs.

Related: Leeds offer up to 50% season ticket refund if they fail to reach play-offs

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Draw at Burnley shows Manchester United still struggling with system

Darren Fletcher confident that we will put things right
Angel di Marías signing has given everybody a lift

The sense grows as Louis van Gaal remains winless four matches into his tenure following the latest insipid Manchester United display that their struggles may no longer be news. Perhaps the players that the manager has at his disposal are finding their natural level.

Or continuing the standard set last season. Then, United finished seventh and David Moyes was rendered an inept manager. Van Gaals glittering résumé means that charge cannot be levelled, though the three years since he last managed a club may have left him playing catch-up to current modes.

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Ángel di Marías strong debut cannot mask Manchester Uniteds depth issues

The record British signing played well at Turf Moor, but his substitution proved that areas of the squad are still threadbare Turf Moor match report: Burnley 0-0 Manchester UnitedPerhaps the most memorable moment of Ángel di Marías Manche…