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Manchester City v Burnley: match preview

Burnley are 30-1 to beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium due to the Premier League leaders dropping just two points, scoring 29 goals, and having blitzed last week’s visitors, Stoke City, 7-2. But Sean Dyche is a shrewd manager and while a victor…

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Sean Dyche: ‘I’m not running from Burnley. I’ve never said I want to move’ | Paul Wilson

The seventh-longest-serving manager in England, who admits he will need a little luck at Manchester City on Saturday, discusses being linked with Leicester and why he swears by honesty and simplicityBurnley’s away form against some of the leading Premi…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Anthony Knockaert could make all the difference fro Brighton, Pablo Zabaleta is fed up with West Ham’s ill-discipline and Kevin de Bruyne is drawing more praiseMark Hughes was in no doubt he had witnessed the favourites for the title. “Clearly I would …

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Chris Wood equalises late for Burnley to thwart 10-man West Ham

There are games that are defined by false nines. This was an afternoon that, for better and worse, revolved around old-fashioned target men. Long before Chris Wood headed Burnley’s equaliser, Andy Carroll had made a dramatic departure, sent off for two…

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Burnley v West Ham United: match preview

Burnley’s best start to a top flight season since 1975 has been fuelled mostly by points gained away from home, surprising considering their meagre haul on their travels last season. Sean Dyche will need to record his first Premier League win over West…

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Ronald Koeman defiant over Everton future after home defeat by Burnley

• Dutchman says players are working hard and results will come
• Wayne Rooney ‘accepted’ being demoted to substitutes’ bench

Ronald Koeman claimed his future as Everton manager should not be questioned despite his expensively assembled side suffering a fifth defeat in eight matches with the 1-0 home loss to Burnley.

Pressure and criticism is growing around Koeman at Everton after a series of weak performances, questionable team selections and poor results; the latest coming on Sunday when Jeff Hendrick’s goal gave Burnley their first win at Goodison Park since 1976.

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Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick strikes to pile further pressure on Everton

Ronald Koeman said it would take four consecutive home wins for him to enter the international break with a smile. He goes into it with a grimace, under pressure and no closer to a solution for Everton’s regression after a summer investment of almost £140m. Burnley, for a fraction of the cost, move forward.

Jeff Hendrick’s fine first-half goal brought Sean Dyche’s team their latest impressive away result as the problems mounted for the Everton manager. Burnley have now won at Goodison Park and Stamford Bridge this season while drawing at Tottenham’s temporary Wembley home and Anfield. Their problems on the road last season seem a lifetime ago. The same could be said of when Everton last played as an effective, settled unit.

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Everton v Burnley: Premier League – live!

1.48pm BST

Everton make four changes from the side that drew with Apollon Limassol. Cuco Martina replaces Jonjoe Kenny at right-back, while further forward Ronald Koeman has introduced some youthful mobility in an attempt to give his team more vibrancy. Nikola Vlasic replaces Davy Klaassen after scoring his first Everton goal against Apollon, while Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez have dropped to the bench. Oumar Niasse, ineligible in the Europa League (well in, Ron), and Dominic Calvert-Lewin start up front instead.

Burnley are unchanged from last week’s goalless draw with Huddersfield. Expect them to focus primarily on being tough to break down and to look to counterattack as the game wears on.

1.25pm BST

Everton: Pickford; Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines; Vlasic, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin, Niasse. Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Davies, Klaassen, Lookman, Rooney, Sandro.

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Brady; Wood. Subs: Lindegaard, Vokes, Barnes, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Bardsley, Long.

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Ronald Koeman can only wish Everton were in as good a shape as Burnley | Paul Wilson

Everton spent £130m in the summer but recent results have been poor and the pressure is on the manager and team to perform against the Turf Moor side

Ronald Koeman told reporters in midweek that he was not prioritising either of his club’s forthcoming fixtures in the Europa League and the Premier League; he expected to win both of them. Apollon Limassol having dealt a crushing blow to that idea at a deathly quiet Goodison Park on Thursday, the Everton manager now finds himself and his players under a certain amount of pressure to perform against Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

Related: Ronald Koeman says Everton are ‘scared to play’ after Apollon Limassol draw

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Everton v Burnley: match preview

The home draw with Apollon Limassol drew the same criticisms for Ronald Koeman that have been around all season and which last Saturday were masked by Oumar Niasse’s late goals against Bournemouth. Thus, for most, the pacy Ademola Lookman and Kevin Mirrallas cannot start soon enough. The defence is out of form too, and Burnley will fancy their chances. Mark Tallentire

Kick-off Sunday 2.15pm

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Burnley and Huddersfield in stalemate as Sean Dyche rages against diving

Sean Dyche called for a review of diving protocols after Huddersfield’s Rajiv van La Parra took what the Burnley manager called an “unacceptable” tumble in pursuit of a penalty.

Both sides walked away with a point after gritting their teeth for a goalless draw at Turf Moor but the Terriers might have won it had the referee, Chris Kavanagh, been taken in when Van La Parra hit the turf after instigating contact with Matt Lowton.

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Burnley demand explanation from Ladbrokes after sponsor taunts players

• Official Ladbrokes account tweeted middle-finger emoji at Burnley players
• Ladbrokes signed up as Burnley’s official UK betting partner in August

Burnley are seeking an explanation from their official betting partner Ladbrokes after the firm tweeted an offensive emoji aimed at players Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor.

Ladbrokes, who are the club’s “official UK betting partner” and sponsor the Cricket Field Stand at Turf Moor, sent the message in the wake of Burnley’s loss to Leeds United in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

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Carabao Cup roundup: Hughes demands better after Stoke lose to Bristol City

• Bournemouth beat visiting Brighton once again
• 10-man Aston Villa lose 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough

Several Premier League sides went out of the Carabao Cup but Stoke City were one of only two to lose to lower league opposition, in the shape of Bristol City.

Stoke were undone at Ashton Gate by two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Famara Diédhiou and Matt Taylor, following Burnley – beaten in a penalty shootout by Leeds – in bowing out in the third round to a Championship side. Mark Hughes had no complaints though. “We were poor and they played very well,” he said. “They will have a good season playing like that, but we have to be much better. I am very disappointed because this is a competition we wanted to do well in. Maybe I got the changes wrong, but I was expecting a lot more from my players. I know we will be better against Chelsea on Saturday, but that isn’t much consolation at the moment.”

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Leeds United beat Burnley on penalties after tense match of late dramas

Penalty shootouts do not have a monopoly on cup tie excitement. Leeds United needed one to dispose of Premier League Burnley but what went before in a hectic end to the initial 90 minutes was far more memorable than the lifeless extra time and arbitrar…

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Leeds looking forward to cup reunion with Burnley’s Chris Wood

• Striker left Elland Road for Turf Moor in £15m summer move
• New Zealander was Leeds’ leading scorer with 30 goals last season

With Romelu Lukaku scoring against Everton and Wayne Rooney receiving a generous ovation from fans of Manchester United, this week has already seen two top-flight strikers make notable returns to their former clubs and it promises to bring a third, as Burnley’s Chris Wood prepares to face Leeds United, the club he left 29 days ago, in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

It is a little over three months since Wood was named Leeds’s player of the year. In all he scored 30 goals last season, earning a reputation as one of the most feared forwards outside the Premier League and a summer move for a fee of around £15m.

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Bournemouth get some return from £15m Ibe, Chelsea lack plan B without Diego Costa, Burnley are not long-ball side and Jamaal Lascelles has grown up fast

Manchester City and Manchester United have goal differences of +14 after five matches. That is more than Celtic in the Scottish Premier League, a division routinely mocked for being uncompetitive. If the Manchester clubs carry on winning by the margins they have enjoyed so far, then they will surpass the Premier League’s record goal difference (+71 racked up by Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea in 2009-10), the best ever mustered by Celtic (+80), the New Saints in Wales (+75) and the preposterous Ligue 1 record set by Paris Saint-Germain two years ago (+83). Of course that is a big ‘if’ because there is a small clutch of teams who could frustrate or even beat them. But United and, in particular, City are likely to ridicule many opponents this season. City beat United to the 2012 title on goal difference (+64 against +56); for José Mourinho there would surely be no sweeter way to prevail over Pep Guardiola this season. Paul Doyle

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‘Result feels strange,’ says Jürgen Klopp after Liverpool-Burnley draw – video

In the press conference after his Liverpool side were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley, manager Jürgen Klopp admitted that the result felt ‘strange’ to him. Liverpool had 35 shots compared to Burnley’s five and, understandably, the visiting manager Sean Dyche was full of praise for his team.

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