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BURNLEY VS MAN CITY

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 3:00 AM

BURNLEY (4-4-2)

HEATON, TRIPPIER, KEANE, SHACKELL, MEE, BOYD, ARFIELD, JONES, KIGHTLY, INGS, BARNES

CITY (4-2-3-1)

DZEKO, SILVA, AGUERO, NASRI, TOURE, MILNER, KOLAROV, MANGALA, KOMPANY, ZABALETA, HART

When these teams met in December, Manchester City stole a two-goal lead through goals from David Silva and Fernandinho but George Boyd responded soon after the break and Ashley Barnes stole an 81st minute equaliser.

However, City's recent record at Turf Moor is impressive; in their last three visits they have scored 16 goals (6-1, 4-2 and 6-0) while Burnley last beat City in October 1974 in the old First Division.

After 28 games last season City, who went on to win the Barclays Premier League, had 63 points, five more than they have now, though were only in third place, behind Liverpool and Chelsea.

City remain in second place in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Chelsea, though the Blues do have a game in hand.

City, though, have scored 59 goals - the most in the Premier League - and 34 more than Burnley, who sit in 19th place and in the relegation zone.

The Clarets have gone seven games in the Premier League without a win, claiming just two points from a possible 21. Their last victory came against fellow strugglers Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor in January.

City's recent record is poor with three wins in their last eight games, though they have come in their last four outings.

City have a clean bill of health and may consider changes ahead of their Champions League game at the Nou Camp against Barcelona four days after this game.

Burnley, though, test key forward Danny Ings while Kevin Long, Dean Marney and Matt Taylor are still missing through injury.