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Manchester City blast Burnley; Crystal Palace top Bournemouth in EPL 2019

Manchester City blast Burnley; Crystal Palace top Bournemouth in EPL 2019
Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus scores his side’s second in the 4-0 EPL win over Burnley at Turf Moor, in Burnley, England, Tuesday. (AP)
BURNLEY, DEC 4 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/4/2019 12:18:47 PM IST

Manchester City bounced back from their unexpected draw on the weekend by thrashing Burnley, but they were still unable to keep a clean sheet ahead of the Manchester derby on the weekend.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace overcame an early red card to claim an unlikely win against Bournemouth to move up to fifth in the Premier League, ahead of the remaining round of fixtures on Thursday and Friday morning.

Gabriel Jesus struck twice to get Manchester City back to winning ways and back up to second in the Premier League with a 4-1 victory at Burnley on Tuesday night.

City - who fell further away from runaway leaders Liverpool at the weekend - closed back to within eight points of Jurgen Klopp’s side in the table ahead of the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night.

Jesus, in again for the injured Sergio Aguero, netted his third and fourth Premier League goals of the season either side of half-time, breaking his eight-game barren run.

Rodri and Riyad Mahrez then capped the win in the second half, to secure a great result for City as they head towards the Manchester derby on Sunday morning.

Robbie Brady notched a late consolation for Burnley.

Bournemouth lost their fourth Premier League game in a row as they were beaten 1-0 by 10-man Crystal Palace.

The game could not have started worse for the Eagles as Mamadou Sakho was sent off in the 19th minute after catching Adam Smith on the knee with a high foot, before Patrick van Aanholt was taken off with an injury not long after.

Chances were at a premium for much of the Selhurst Park encounter, but it was a moment of magic from Jeffrey Schlupp in the 76th minute - firing home after a wonderful solo run from midfield - that secured a second successive Premier League victory for the hosts.

But for Bournemouth, they have now lost their fourth consecutive league game and stay in 12th while Crystal Palace have shot up the table to fifth place with 21 points, ahead of the remaining midweek Premier League fixtures.

 

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