Clarets beat Manchester City - what the media has to say

Burnley's George Boyd celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mates ''Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport''Football
Burnley's George Boyd celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mates ''Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport''Football
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Here’s what’s been said following Burnley FC’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City at Turf Moor this weekend:

The Japan News - Manchester City’s faltering attempts to retain their title suffered a huge blow on Saturday when they lost 1-0 at Burnley, giving Chelsea the chance to open an eight-point lead when they host Southampton.

The Malay Mail - Sean Dyche was “jumping around inside” after a “fantastic night” that saw his Burnley team record a famous win over Manchester City at Turf Moor yesterday.

ESPN - George Boyd believes Burnley’s aggression affected Manchester City and that the Premier League champions are not used to being tackled or pressed.

All Sports - Burnley defender Ben Mee believes their surprise 1-0 victory over Manchester City can be the catalyst for Premier League survival.

Tribal Football - Burnley hero George Boyd has questioned Manchester City’s bottle after Saturday’s shock win.

Bitter & Blue Blog - City’s clash with Burnley featured a number of intriguing storylines, most notably City’s pursuit of Chelsea atop the Premier League as well as Burnley’s ongoing attempt to escape from the basement of the first division.

The Japan Times - Manchester City’s Premier League title defense was dealt a further blow Saturday with a first loss to Burnley in 41 years.

Bleacher Report - Not since Roberto Mancini’s ill-fated final season in charge have Manchester City looked quite as abject as they did in their 1-0 defeat to 18th-placed Burnley on Saturday evening.

ESPN - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini accepts minds may have wandered to Barcelona as his side slipped up to a 1-0 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

WINNER SPORTS - Manchester City’s chances of defending their Premier League crown was all but over after they suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of relegation strugglers Burnley at Turf Moor last night.

DAILY TELEGRAPH - The Manchester City fans can see it. Burnley manager Sean Dyche saw it. Anyone watching the soon-to-be-deposed champions has been seeing it for months. George Boyd, Saturday’s matchwinner, revealed how the home players had spent several days analysing it.

SPORTS MOLE - Jamie Redknapp has slammed the performance of Manchester City in their 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.

DAILY MAIL - Ben Mee is more concerned with the impact Burnley’s win could have on their bid for Premier League survival than the blow it has dealt to his old club Manchester City.

DAILY MIRROR - To paraphrase Corporal Jones from classic sitcom Dad’s Army, Manchester City don’t like it up ‘em!

THE GUARDIAN - Only one thing can save Manchester City’s season now and alter the perception of Manuel Pellegrini as a dead man walking. Any hope of the Premier League title is gone, City face a fight to even finish second, but staying alive in the Champions League at Barcelona’s expense would see the confidence return and possibly convince the club’s owners that progress is being made.

SPORTS MOLE - Burnley defender Steven Reid has claimed that every game for his side between now and the end of the season should be treated “like a cup final”.

DAILY MAIL - Sean Dyche reacted brilliantly to a reporter accidentally questioning him on Burnley’s ‘title fight’ after their 1-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday.

DAILY MAIL - Manchester City winger Jesus Navas felt the champions paid the price for failing to take their chances at Burnley.