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Aguero scores twice as Man City fight back to beat Burnley

Man City striker Sergio Aguero equalises for his side at Burnley

Sergio Aguero has scored 27 Premier League goals in 2016 – eight more than any other player

Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City came back from a goal down to win at Burnley and claim back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since September.

The home side took a surprise lead when City defender Nicolas Otamendi could only head a clearance straight to Clarets midfielder Dean Marney, who volleyed in from 25 yards.

City struggled for fluency but Aguero equalised when he poked in a shot at the far post after a corner was deflected into his path.

The visitors controlled the game after the break and took the lead when a Fernandinho cross hit Aguero and went in after some sloppy Burnley defending.

Clarets defender Michael Keane had a late header blocked by Aleksandar Kolarov but Burnley failed to prevent a third home loss in the top flight this season.

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Match ends, Burnley 1, Manchester City 2.

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Manchester City 2.

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Tarkowski with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Michael Keane (Burnley) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by James Tarkowski.

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City).

Matthew Lowton (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jesús Navas (Manchester City).

Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Manchester City. Jesús Navas replaces Sergio Agüero.

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Fernando (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Steven Defour.

Attempt missed. Leroy Sané (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bacary Sagna.

Fernandinho (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Substitution, Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne replaces Nolito.

Offside, Burnley. Michael Keane tries a through ball, but Jeff Hendrick is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) because of an injury.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Gaël Clichy.

Attempt blocked. Michael Keane (Burnley) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by James Tarkowski with a headed pass.

Nolito (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nolito (Manchester City).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Michael Keane (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Defour with a cross.

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City).

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Manchester City. Yaya Touré tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Sané.

Matthew Lowton (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by George Boyd.

Offside, Manchester City. Gaël Clichy tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38036030