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Summary

  1. Boyd earns Burnley surprise victory
  2. Burnley only a point from safety
  3. Man City five points behind Chelsea
  4. Chelsea have two games in hand

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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A pivotal day on Sunday then - and we'll see you on the other side. Goodnight.

Also on Sunday, Everton face Newcastle and a defeat for the Toffees would leave them just three points above Burnley.

Manchester United play Tottenham on Sunday and a win would leave them just two points behind their city rivals, City.

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John Roberts: The difference is that the foul today was a penalty, while Zlatan's wasn't even a yellow. That's why Chelsea were embarrassing.

Dave: The point with Chelsea was EVERY outfield player, some sprinting the length of the pitch, trying to get involved.

The Racheed: Kompany needs to sit out. The earlier Pellegrini realises that the better.

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Manager reaction

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Sean Dyche
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Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: "Our will and desire to be in the Premier League is all on show. But we won't get too carried away.

"We know there's a long way to go - the players are grounded. We haven't been broken from defeat - we've been dented a few times - but this win reinforces confidence and belief.

"In previous games we've had misfortune and mistakes; today we didn't and we got the margins to go our way.

"It's not only just governed by results as a manager; you also have to see if the players are improving and I think they are."

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Nick, Burnley: Forget George Boyd's goal, his work rate, desire and his confidence in his own ability enabled him to put in one of the best second-half performances I have seen all season. Ridiculous.

Dan Vitran, Leicester: Manuel's mind games failed. Mourinho still the master. You know his comments (claiming Chelsea will win the title) affected the Man City players and wow I'm amazed to the extent it did.

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Manager reaction

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Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "It was a normal performance and I don't think we played very badly. We created more chances, they had one shot on target and got a beautiful goal.

"We didn't create enough to score, but we were very unlucky.

"Of course we're doing something wrong as we are not winning the games we normally do. I don't want to focus on two or three players. We are a team, a squad of 22 players, and I'm sure they're given the most they can. It's important to continue trusting what they are doing.

"When you have a mathematical chance, you have a chance to win the title. The reality is that it's more difficult to do so now."

'Kompany worry'

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Vincent Kopmany
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BBC 606 host Robbie Savage: "The worry for me is how poor Vincent Kompany has been playing this season. Manchester City are unbeaten in nine league games when they have played without Kompany."

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Aston Villa's four-goal blitz leads the Match of the Day line-up tonight while, as Steve Bruce predicted, Hull's game at Leicester is last. Join us 22:30-23:55, BBC One.

Burnley 1-0 Man City

Burnley manager Sean Dyche praises his side's desire to stay in the Premier League and also believes his players have improved hugely since August.

Full reaction to come.

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Alex, Reading: Will the papers be full of pictures of Man City players surrounding the referee, with pundits queuing up to call them a disgrace?

Janice, Manchester: 'The Engineer' has been doing too much tinkering this season, no consistency. I don't think they want it, they certainly don't deserve it.

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'We played very badly' is the direct summary from Manuel Pellegrini. 'Flat' is also used liberally. He looks very down - full reaction to come.

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Ashutosh: So what were you saying about surrounding the referee huh, Mr. Pellegrini?

Rajesh Nair: The Special One was right. Chelsea will win the Premier League title. He should have also added: "Without any effort at all."

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Player reaction

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Burnley's George Boyd on his winning goal: "I caught it sweetly and luckily it went into the bottom corner. It's a massive three points and it brings other teams back into it. Everyone's written us off but we want to stay here (in the Premier League)."

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Manchester City on the slide?They've lost three of their last four games in all competitions, and five of their last 10, winning three.

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Paa Kwesi Eghan: Five points ahead with two games in hand... you DO NOT give Jose Mourinho a cushion like that!

Maf Rahman: George Boyd has just gained about 5 million more fans!

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Player reaction

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Ben Mee on whether Man City should have had a penalty when he challenged Pablo Zabaleta in the box: "I don't know, I'll have to look at it again. I didn't think so at the time."

'A stonewall penalty'

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Pablo Zabaleta gesticulates after failing to win a penalty
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BBC 606 host Robbie Savage: "It was big a decision in the 81st minute from Manuel Pellegrini when he left on Fernandinho and took off Yaya Toure. I don't think he was injured and he didn't look happy. Did I hear about Roberto Mancini wanting him at Inter Milan?

"I think it's a stonewall penalty not given by the referee. Massive talking point."

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Burnley have taken four points from Manchester City this season, and one at Stamford Bridge too.

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"Jose Mourinho said Chelsea would go on to win the Premier League. Didn't realise he meant today."

Burnley 1-0 Man City

Burnley are now a point away from Sunderland at the bottom of the table, three behind Everton, Aston Villa and Hull City. Their fight for survival will go to the wire.

Burnley 1-0 Man City

A curt handshake from Sean Dyche, disbelief on the face of Vincent Kompany. His side were outfought by Burnley this afternoon. Apart from a missed header from Sergio Aguero and a late, late penalty shout the home side were untroubled throughout.

Play like that in the Nou Camp and it could get embarrassing for City.

FULL-TIME

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A huge result at both ends of the table!

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Callum Mackenzie: I'd rather watch Burnley play Barcelona. At least they'd put up a fight.

Basra Chandly:‏ I see Arsenal overtaking Man City. It will be a two horse title race between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Chris White: If Burnley do go down it would be a loss to the Premier league, their effort levels are so refreshing.

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Pablo Zabaleta gave it the 'triple hand slap' to the turf after that penalty shout. Trademarked by Diego Costa.

Burnley 1-0 Man City

Ben Mee had an excellent poker face in the aftermath of that challenge. You haven't heard the last of that.

PENALTY APPEAL

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Vincent Kompany leads Man City's appeals for a penalty but Andre Marriner is unimpressed
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'We don't surround the referee' - those were the words of Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini in the week. But they do here. There are five or six players around Andre Marriner after Pablo Zabaleta goes down under Ben Mee's challenge. No penalty given!

A huge moment in this game.

INJURY TIME

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FOUR MINUTES added on. Not sure where they've come from...

Burnley 1-0 Man City

Burnley boss Sean Dyche
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Let's take one setback at a time eh Edson?

Two minutes left, Burnley looking and sounding in confident mood. Barcelona, are you watching?

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Edson Madeira: Man City might not make top four at this rate given that it's very tight and lots of capable teams competing for it.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Stephen Ward replaces Sam Vokes, who has helped give Martin Demichelis a torrid evening up front for Burnley.

Four minutes left. Could be a very good day for Burnley, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Burnley 1-0 Man City

Frank Lampard is on for his 600th Premier League appearance but his first contribution is to smash a free-kick into the wall. Fellow sub Stevan Jovetic then bends one well wide.

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Mich in Leeds: You need a goal, why not put on the highest scoring midfielder in Premier League history?

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Burnley aren't playing brilliantly well though Chris, that's the thing. They are defending well but they haven't needed to play brilliantly well. I've seen them play much better at times this season.

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Rob Ludeman: It's a bad sign when these types of City performances are neither shocking nor surprising.

Chris Fenn: Instead of saying Man City are playing average, how about instead saying Burnley are playing brilliantly well?

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Man City midfielders Frank Lampard and Yaya Toure
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Into the last 10 minutes. Made for a Frank Lampard piledriver?

CLOSE!

Burnley 1-0 Man City

The closest City have come! Sergio Aguero gets free to meet a cross from the right, he's clear but heads over the top! Should hit the target.

City replace Yaya Toure with Frank Lampard. Toure not happy.

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Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini
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This is meek stuff from the champions. No real sustained pressure.

Burnley 1-0 Man City

Manchester City do get some joy as Sergio Aguero skins two men on the break and finds Wilfried Bony. He never really has it under control but lashes in a shot on the stretch but again, it's right at Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal.

SUBSTITUTION

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Stevan Jovetic is on for David Silva. Arsenal are just a point off second place as it stands.