Burnley v Manchester City – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

Premier League football returns as newly-promoted Burnley lock horns with reigning champions Manchester City in a Friday night clash at Turf Moor.

Burnley, managed by City legend Vincent Kompany of course, romped home to the Championship title last season with 101 points; making an immediate return to the top-flight after relegation the year prior.

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Now Kompany and co will be looking to solidify and consolidate their place back in the top-flight, but start their campaign with arguably the toughest assignment.

When these two sides met in the FA Cup last season, Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed Burnley 6-0 and the Clarets will obviously be looking to avoid a repeat performance.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
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MAR 2023 FA CUP Manchester City 6-0 Burnley
APR 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-2 Manchester
OCT 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 2-0 Burnley
FEB 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-2 Manchester City
NOV 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
SEP 2020 EFL CUP Burnley 0-3 Manchester City
JUN 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
DEC 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-4 Manchester City
APR 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-1 Manchester City
JAN 2019 FA CUP Manchester City 5-0 Burnley

After three Premier League titles in a row, which included the famous treble last season, can City go all the way again?

Well, they will be looking to get off to a strong start in their bid for a fourth Premier League title in a row – something no team has done before – when they make the trip to Lancashire on Friday night.

New signings Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol may come straight into the starting XI with Ilkay Gundogan departing to Barcelona and Nathan Ake unavailable through injury in defence.

Burnley will give it their all on Friday night, but last season’s FA Cup defeat to City demonstrates that – despite how good the Clarets were in the Championship last season – there is still a huge gap in quality between these sides.

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