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Manchester City v Burnley: League Cup Preview, Team News, and Prediction

Pep and his men ride v Burnley.

Manchester City v Burnley FC - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The League Cup is in to the next round! Manchester City’s preferred competition continues and City play a motivated Burnley

Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley, England

Time and Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 , kick off at 7.00pm (UK), 2.00pm (EST)

Referee: Andrew Madley

Assistants: Edward Smart and Ian Hussin

TV Info: (UK), ESPN+ (USA), SPORTSNET(Canada)



Since the Premier League restart in June, Man City has won 12 of 17 matches in all competitions, but the 5-2 home loss against Leicester ended a run of six successive league wins.

Burnley started the season with a Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out win over Sheffield United before losing 4-2 in the Premier League to Leicester.

The Clarets progressed in the Carabao Cup after beating Millwall 2-0 before losing 1-0 at home to Southampton at the weekend.

Team News

Man City’s long injury list means Sergio Aguero (knee), Joao Cancelo (foot), Bernardo Silva (muscular) and Gabriel Jesus (muscular) will all miss the trip to Turf Moor.

Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones are doubtful at this stage.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is available for selection, as is Aymeric Laporte.

Burnley also have several injuries to key players.

Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Robbie Brady and Johann Gudmundsson are all ruled out with Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes doubtful.


An expected young side and no true #9 will complicate things massively. A narrow win or even a penalty shootout is not out of the question. City win in PK’s.

Manchester City 1-1 Burnley

Man City advance via penalty kicks