Manchester City stand just two victories away from retaining their Premier League title after Sergio Aguero’s second-half goal gave them a scrappy victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Aguero’s 64th-minute goal – bundled in and given via goal-line technology despite Matthew Lowton’s attempted clearance – summed up much of City’s performance as Burnley’s organisation and resilience threatened to keep them out.

Gabriel Jesus had another effort kicked off the line by Ben Mee and while Burnley rarely threatened, City knew only victory would do or the initiative would be handed back to Liverpool. It was duly secured with a 12th successive league win.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton also saved from Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva in a City performance that was average for long spells – but the main priority of three points was achieved and they know victory at home to Leicester City and away at Brighton will ensure they keep the crown.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2LowtonBooked at 87mins
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 13HendrickSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 76′minutes
  • 18Westwood
  • 4Cork
  • 31McNeil
  • 10Barnes
  • 11WoodSubstituted forVydraat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 14Gibson
  • 20Hart
  • 23Ward
  • 27Vydra
  • 28Long
  • 45Driscoll-Glennon

Man City

  • 31Ederson
  • 4Kompany
  • 2Walker
  • 14Laporte
  • 21Silva
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 35Zinchenko
  • 8GündoganBooked at 90mins
  • 7SterlingSubstituted forOtamendiat 90+2′minutes
  • 10AgüeroSubstituted forStonesat 83′minutes
  • 19SanéSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 64′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Danilo
  • 5Stones
  • 26Mahrez
  • 30Otamendi
  • 33Gabriel Jesus
  • 47Foden
  • 49Muric
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
21,605

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home2
Away25
Shots on Target
Home0
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 0, Manchester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Manchester City 1.

Booking

Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Silva (Manchester City) because of an injury.

David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Nicolás Otamendi replaces Raheem Sterling.

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

Johann Gudmundsson (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Manchester City. Bernardo Silva tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Ashley Westwood (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matthew Lowton (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Lowton (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. John Stones replaces Sergio Agüero.

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Johann Gudmundsson replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Hand ball by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).

Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oleksandr Zinchenko with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Chris Wood.

Offside, Manchester City. Aymeric Laporte tries a through ball, but Oleksandr Zinchenko is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus replaces Leroy Sané.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 0, Manchester City 1. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matthew Lowton (Burnley) because of an injury.

Kyle Walker (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dwight McNeil (Burnley).

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Matthew Lowton.

Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jack Cork.

goal

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