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Jesus, De Bruyne both 8/10 for rampant City at Turf Moor

The FC guys don't feel Leicester have the depth to finish second in the Premier League.
Ale Moreno reacts to Pep Guardiola's decision not to add to Manchester City's squad in the winter window.

Manchester City closed the gap - at least for one night -- with Liverpool to eight points with a 4-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

A double from Gabriel Jesus and goals from Rodri and Riyad Mahrez helped City bounce back from their draw with Newcastle and exert some pressure on Jurgen Klopp's Premier League leaders ahead of their game against Everton on Wednesday.

Jesus, deputising for the injured Sergio Aguero, put City ahead in the first half with a curling effort into the top corner, before...

Kevin De Bruyne 8/10 as Man City title hopes take another knock

After Man City's draw vs. Newcastle, Steve Nicol believes it's hard to think they're still in the title race.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola praised his team's effort after being held to a 2-2 draw vs. Newcastle.

Manchester City's push for the Premier League title hit a huge stumbling block as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Newcastle United at St. James' Park.

Raheem Sterling gave City an early lead midway through the first half, only for Jetro Willems to equalise not long after.

Kevin De Bruyne scored a fantastic late goal to seemingly give the champions all three points, only for a Jonjo Shelvey effort to ensure that they shared the spoils, leaving Liverpool with the opportunity to go 11 points clear...

De Bruyne, Jesus both 8/10 as City get back on track at Palace

Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Guardiola's side struggled to break through for much of the first half but managed to put themselves in firm control with two goals in as many minutes from Gabriel Jesus and David Silva.

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City's gradual but consistent pressing continued to create problems at the back for the Eagles from the first minute until the very last. They were quick at finding openings,...

Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne, John Stones return from injuries

Ian Darke questions where Phil Foden fits into Pep Guardiola's plans after failing to secure regular football.
Rodri tells Sid Lowe the challenges of being a defensive midfielder in Pep Guardiola's system.
Spain teammate interreputs Rodri's interview with Sid Lowe to exclaim how impressed he is with his English.
Mark Ogden explains why Man City couldn't pursue another top centre-back after missing out on Harry Maguire.
The FC guys break down how Wolves shut down a potent Manchester City attack in their 2-0 upset at the Etihad.
Craig Burley says Manchester City need to get healthy after falling eight points behind Liverpool.

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City's injury problems are easing after Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy returned to training.

Defender Aymeric Laporte and winger Leroy Sane are long-term absentees but De Bruyne and Stones could feature against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

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Manchester City's Pep Guardiola: Kevin De Bruyne's injury 'not serious'

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains how Liverpool's defence will be the key in topping Man City and ending their 30-year title drought.
Alexis Nunes and Don Hutchison break down Man City's win over Everton and discuss if they need to address their defence in the transfer window.

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has calmed fears Kevin De Bruyne could face a long spell on the sidelines by insisting the midfielder's groin injury is "not serious."

The Belgian missed the 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night and is a doubt for Wolves' visit to the Etihad Stadium but Guardiola is confident he will be fit after the international break.

- Man City ratings: Sterling strong off bench in win over Dinamo

"It's not serious -- today he could not play...