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Phil Jones: 'Pressure is back on Manchester City'

Jones: 'Pressure is back on Man City'
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Manchester United defender Phil Jones says that the pressure is back on Manchester City after their victory over Burnley.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has said that the pressure is now back on Premier League leaders Manchester City following his side's 1-0 victory at Burnley this afternoon.

Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the contest in what was a close, if lacklustre, encounter at Turf Moor - in turn cutting City's lead at the top of the pile to single figures ahead of their game with Newcastle United this evening.

The result extended United's unbeaten league run to eight games and also saw them notch up their fifth clean sheet on the bounce in all competitions.

"Turf Moor's a tough place to come - they throw a lot of bodies forward, they're a big physical side and we needed to stand up to that. To a man we did that today," Jones told reporters after the game. "The character, the determination, the fight, the willingness to close down today was great.

"[Getting clean sheets] gives us a great platform to go and win the game and hopefully we can keep doing that. We're picking up points, we need to keep doing that, and who knows where we'll go to.

"For sure this puts pressure on [Man City]. We were 12 points clear in my first season at United... it's going to be difficult [to overtake them], but never say never."

Next up for Jose Mourinho's side is a trip to Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.


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Phil Jones in action during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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