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Manchester United vs Burnley LIVE: Premier League result and reaction today

United can go eight points behind Man City with a win as they look to seal a top-two finish

Karl Matchett
Sunday 18 April 2021 17:55
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Manchester United come into their game on Sunday looking to just serve a small reminder to Manchester City that their domestic title is not quite wrapped up yet, with the Red Devils able to close the gap to eight points if they pick up a home win against Burnley.

The Clarets have been in fairly wretched form, winning just one of their last eight league games, and are still not entirely safe from the threat of relegation - though there are still six points between themselves and Fulham, one place below them and just inside the drop zone.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won four in a row in the Premier League, the best current run in the top flight, and they might just sense that a little pressure put on their rivals at the top could yet keep the end of the season interesting given that Pep Guardiola’s side have lost two of their last three in all competitions and still have the Champions League to focus on.

Realistically, though, this is all about United securing a top-two spot for the first time in three years, while Burnley simply need to scrape together more points to ensure safety for another season.

Follow our live coverage of Man United against Burnley below.

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36’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

Rashford runs around the keeper and goes to ground in the box - but Peacock-Farrell is clearly moving out of his way and making no attempt to make contact. No penalty given by the ref and nothing for VAR to overturn.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:38
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32’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

Early cross from the right at the other end now and Wood gets up in between the two United centre-backs, but he nods just wide of goal. That’s Burnley’s second effort of the day, their first since that very early header which was ruled out.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:33
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28’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

Lowton lets Rashford run in off the left side of the box and he rifles in a shot - tipped over by the keeper. From the corner, Pogba nods over.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:32
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24’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

Yellow card for Wan-Bissaka for a late tackle on Brownhill. It was an awkward challenge and there was a brief red card check, but nothing more than what the ref initially decided is given.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:28
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16’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

A fairly quiet spell in the game now, with United dominating possession and Burnley looking to counter into spaces when they can. Probably the pattern of the game now, until a goal goes in.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:20
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12’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

A quick counter from Burnley ends in Wood turning to shoot low from 20 yards, but Henderson gets down to save. United attack up the other end, but Fernandes curls a tame effort several yards off-target.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:16
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8’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

Close for Pogba! A good cross from the right finds the midfielder coming in off the left flank and he loops over a header toward the top corner which Peacock-Farrell has to tip around the post.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:12
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4’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

A good response from the home side after that early scare. Greenwood looks to be playing through the middle early on and Rashford on the right. A couple of crosses but no clear chances yet for United.

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:08
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1’ - Man United 0-0 Burnley

Well! Ball in the net 20 seconds in, Henderson coming for a deep cross which he gets nowhere near, Wood beats him and heads the ball in...but the offside flag is up. Almost a shock early lead!

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:03
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KICK-OFF

We are underway at Old Trafford!

Karl Matchett18 April 2021 16:02

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