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Jan 20, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​Turf Moor
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Martial (54')

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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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