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OK, well that is it as far as this afternoon's thrilling contest from Eastlands is concerned everyone, with struggling Burnley causing a huge shock by coming back from two-nil down at the break to draw 2-2 with City.
And that is it at Eastlands as referee Friend blows his whistle for full time, and what a result for Burnley who have come back from two goals down at the break to draw 2-2 with City.
The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of five minutes to be added on at the end of this second period ....
Just two minutes to go then here at Eastlands and this would be a huge point for Burnley if they can just hang on now ....
However, the resulting set piece comes to nothing as the City wall does its job and blocks the goalbound effort.
And now Burnley win a free kick right on the edge of the City area after Boyd is tripped, this is a really dangerous position for the Clarets ...
Jovetic tries to put City back in front with a snap shot from the right-hand edge of the box that Heaton does well to get down to and smother at his near post.
What a goal that was by the Clarets striker, with the ball falling at his feet after a free kick had been pumped into the City box, before Barnes lashes the ball high into the top left-hand corner of hart's net.
Navas delivers a right-wing corner straight on to the head of Demichelis, but the centre back cannot keep his effort down and Burnley have a goal kick.
While Ings is down on the ground waiting to receive treatment, City break up field through Navas, but not for the first time this afternoon the Spain international's centre fails to pick out a team-mate in the middle.
A half chance there for substitute Jovetic from a tight angle, but the Montenegro international cannot make proper contact with Fernando's scooped ball into the box and the opening passes.
We have now reached the halfway point in this second half and you can hear the nerves starting to grow around the stadium, as these are three points that City just cannot afford to lose.
So 20 minutes gone in this second period and the champions just have not got going at all after the interval.
Just watching that Burnley goal again and let's hope that does not prove decisive come the full-time whistle, as there is no doubt that Boyd got a touch on Ings's shot-cum-cross and so should have been flagged for offside.
And now Barnes does well to hold off Mangala, before laying the ball off for Ings to try his luck from 25 yards out and his effort has Hart scrambling across his area, only for the ball to just miss the target.
A Burnley free kick again taken by Trippier, who swings it in dangerously to the back post where Shackell loops a header just over Hart's bar.
But that corner comes to nothing as the City fans try to raise the noise levels here at the City of Manchester Stadium ...
A brilliant one-handed save by Heaton now denies Nasri from making it 3-1 to City - that really was an impressive stop by the Burnley No. 1 there to prevent what seemed a certain goal, although the home team do have a corner still to come ...
A great chance there for Ings to amazingly draw his side level after the visitors' top scorer is played through on goal, but the striker's first touch lets him down and allows the City back line to recover and clear the danger. However, there was an alarming amount of space there for Ings to exploit.
A close call there for City after Heaton flaps badly at a corner from the left, only for Shackell to make a desperate clearance from right under his own bar to deny Demichelis a certain goal.
Now City will surely have been made aware at the break that Chelsea have dropped two points at Southampton, meaning the champions have a great chance here to close the gap on the Blues at the top of the table.
That was a sloppy goal for the home side to concede, although looking at the TV replays again, the midfielder was just inches offside when he got the faintest of touches to divert Ings's cross shot past Hart in the City goal.
GOAL! Boyd toe pokes the ball past Hart to give Burnley hope here early on in this second period with a 47th-minute strike.
OK we are back under way again at Eastlands, with Burnley starting proceedings as they play from right to left.
And as for Burnley, the visitors have tried manfully to stem the flow of City attacks, while also trying to threaten whenever possible on the break and mainly from set plays, but to no avail, with the gulf in class between the two sides there for all to see.
And the star man in this opening 45 minutes has been City's Spain playmaker Silva, who has run the show right from the very off with his little flicks, touches and, of course, scoring the opener with his fourth strike in his last three games for the club.
And really, after a slow start in which the champions tried to find their feet and get rid of their Christmas hangover, it has been one-way traffic all the way as far as the home side are concerned, with City scoring through Silva and Fernandinho.
OK that is it as far as the first half is concerned here at Eastlands as referee Friend blows his whistle to bring the first period to a close with City deservedly leading Burnley 2-0 at the break.
The fourth official has revealed that there will be a minimum of three minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.
Zabaleta is currently down on the turf reaching treatment after the Argentinian right back was clattered by his team-mate Mangala, and anyone who knows the size of the centre back will know just why the normally robust full back is still out cold!
An important defensive clearance there by Demichelis after a good flick-on by Barnes from that Burnley free kick, otherwise the Clarets may have been in with a chance of pulling a goal back.
City are rampant at present, attacking from all angles as they go in search of a third goal before half-time, with that man Silva pulling the strings as usual.
And now Navas nearly makes it 3-0 after Milner releases Kolarov down the left flank and the Serb's pull back finds the unmarked Spain winger in the area, only for Heaton to palm his low shot away to safety.
Again, that was another lovely passing move by the home team in and around the Burnley back four involving the likes of both Milner and Nasri, before the ball was worked to the Brazil international on the edge of the area and the holding midfielder side-footed an accurate shot in off the underside of the bar.
GOAL! Fernandinho fires City into a 2-0 lead with a brilliant shot from the edge of the area after 33 minutes.
Yet more impressive play by Navas down the right, but the winger's delivery is again just too close to the near post and Burnley can clear the danger at the expense of a City corner.
So just over half an hour then played here at Eastlands, and the champions lead 1-0 thanks to Silva's 23rd-minute strike.
Burnley win a free kick which Trippier swings in dangerously from the right, but Barnes cannot keep his header at the far post down. Another half chance there for the Clarets had the striker been able to get his head over the ball.
And now Nasri tries to double City's lead from distance, but the Frenchman's shot is high, wide and handsome.
What a lovely move that was by the champions leading up to Silva's strike, with Zabaleta playing a neat one-two with Navas, before the Spain winger perfectly picks out his compatriot from the byline and the midfielder does the rest from six yards out as he comfortably beats Heaton at his near post.
Wow, it is all Burnley now as their top scorer Ings tries his luck from a central positions some 20 yards from goal, only for his effort to fly over Hart's bar. Worth a try though.
And now it is Marney's turn to test City skipper Hart with a stinging effort from 25 yards out. The last few minutes have been more promising as far as the visitors are concerned.
Having said that, Burnley very nearly open the scoring after fine approach play by right-back Trippier, whose delicious curling centre almost picks out the unmarked Barnes on the penalty spot. A close call there for the Clarets.
City's diminutive Spain playmaker Silva has made a lively start to proceedings so far, buzzing around in the centre of the park trying to create danger for the Clarets.
And now Navas has a go himself from 20 yards, but perhaps the wide man should stick to setting up goals rather than scoring them judging by that off-target effort.
Another opening for City are fine wing play down the right by the speedy Navas, and the Spaniard's inch-perfect centre is half-volleyed over the bar by Milner from six yards out.
There is a quiet atmosphere at Eastlands this afternoon, almost as though the City fans are just waiting for the goals to come flooding in ... but Burnley are proving stubborn opponents at the moment.
You get the distinct feeling already that it is just a matter of time really before the home team take the lead, such is their early dominance ...
And now a second City corner from the left, taken by Navas, and headed clear by Trippier at the near post.
City are dominating, with another half chance now coming Nasri's way at the far post, but after the Frenchman controls the ball, his effort is smothered by a plethora of onrushing Burnley defenders in the box.
City win a left-wing corner and the balls falls to Demichelis at the back post, but the Argentinian centre back's close-range effort is blocked.
However, a fast counterattack there by Burnely, with Arfield very unlucky to be waved offside there as he was played through on goal. A close call that.
City are attacking right from the very off here, with Kolarov immediately putting in a dangerous left-wing centre that Burnley's defence clear at their near post.
This is going to be a tough afternoon you feel for the visitors, especially when you consider just how dominant City have been at home in the league under Pellegrini, with the champions having won 23 and lost just two of their 27 top-flight games at Eastlands since the Chilean took charge.
Hang on, just as I write that, Eden Hazard pulls the Blues level on the stroke of half-time at St Mary's ....
And with City having won eight and lost none of the last 12 meetings in all competitions with the Clarets, confidence must be high amongst the home fans of watching their side make it 10 wins in a row today.
Right folks, just 10 minutes to go now until kick-off at what is a chilly Eastlands, and City will surely be aware that Premier League leaders Chelsea are currently trailing 1-0 at Southampton.
Now just a reminder that City are on the verge of recording a 10th successive win in all competitions today, which would be a new club record for the north-west outfit were they to achieve it.
The Clarets head to the Etihad as joint favourites for relegation at 4/7, while their hosts are 5/2 to retain the title. Stevan Jovetic is the favourite in the first goalscorer market, despite not featuring on Boxing Day, with David Silva following at 7/2, while Danny Ings is considered the visitors' biggest threat at 10/1.
Manchester City are just 1/6 with Sky Bet to collect all three points, with Burnley the biggest outsiders of the day at 16/1 to win and 6/1 to secure a draw.
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And there is also no place for striker Sam Vokes on the visitors' bench, despite the player having made his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury as a late substitute in the club's 1-0 home loss to Liverpool on Boxing Day.
The struggling Clarets, meanwhile, are without their defensive duo Michael Duff and Stephen Ward after they both failed to recover from injury in time to make the trip to the north west.
And with City boss Manuel Pellegrini badly short of attacking firepower at present with both Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko currently sidelined, Jovetic's return to fitness will be a boost to the Chilean.
However, Montenegro international forward Stevan Jovetic is back amongst the City substitutes having himself recovered from his own hamstring problem.
So still no Vincent Kompany for City,with the home side's influential Belgium international having yet to fully recover from the hamstring injury that has kept the captain out of their last two matches, while Yaya Toure is also not even in the squad.
Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Fernando; Navas, Silva, Nasri, Milner.
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