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John Brewin profile picture  By John Brewin

Three Points: Manchester City vs. Burnley

ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley discusses Manchester City's inability to close the gap at the top, while Arsenal were able to close in on the top four with a win at West Ham.

MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts from Manchester City's shock 2-2 draw with Burnley at the Etihad on Sunday.

1. City blow their chance

Just when Manchester City looked likely to go within a point of Chelsea, they turned in 45 minutes of listlessness and inertia to put the whip hand firmly back in Jose Mourinho's possession. Burnley fought back valiantly, and fully deserved a point that was beyond the expectation of all but their ever-positive manager Sean Dyche.

Two goals down, Burnley...

Manchester City sweat on Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure fitness tests

The ESPN FC team react to Manchester City's defensive lapses in their 2-2 draw with Burnley, and Steve Nicol believes Manuel Pellegrini's side need to defend properly if they are to challenge for the Premier League title.

Manchester City are waiting to discover if Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure will be fit to face Sunderland after both sat out their draw against Burnley.

Captain Kompany suffered a setback in his bid to recover from calf and hamstring problems as he missed a third consecutive game.

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And manager Manuel Pellegrini decided not to gamble on the fitness of vice-captain Toure after the midfielder sustained a groin problem in the Boxing Day win over West Bromwich Albion.

Both are set to be assessed on Monday...

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Nicol: City have to defend properly

The ESPN FC team react to Manchester City's defensive lapses in their 2-2 draw with Burnley, and Steve Nicol believes Manuel Pellegrini's side need to defend properly if they are to challenge for the Premier League title.

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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester City maneuvering for magical Messi move

ESPN FC's Sid Lowe examines the political intricacies surrounding Lionel Messi's future in Barcelona.

As the final days of 2014 come to a close, Transfer Talk count the hours until the clock strikes midnight, bringing the dawn of 2015 and the January transfer window.

Man City maneuvering for Messi

Back in November, rumours began to swirl that Lionel Messi was considering his future at Barcelona. This stemmed from his remarks, saying, "It is true that I said I would like to stay [at Barcelona] forever, but sometimes not everything turns out the way you want." Ever since he's been linked with...

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Prem: Manchester City 2-2 Burnley

Manchester City failed to capitalize on Chelsea's draw by allowing Burnley to rally and share the spoils.

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