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Jesus double gives Man City much-needed win at Burnley

Wednesday, 2019-12-04 07:00:59
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v Manchester City - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - December 3, 2019 Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring their second goal. (Reuters)
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus struck twice and Rodri scored a screamer in a confident 4-1 win at Burnley on Tuesday as the champions showed signs they may be able to keep the Premier League title race alive.

* Olympique de Marseille moved within two points of Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain as Dimitri Payet scored one and set up the other in a 2-0 win at Angers on Tuesday.

* Nigeria international Josh Maja scored a hat-trick as Bordeaux hammered Nimes 6-0 to go third in Ligue 1 as Andre Villas-Boas' second-placed Marseille moved within two points of leaders Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday (Dec 3) with a 2-0 victory at Angers.

* All 32 England's FA Cup third-round ties will be delayed by one minute as part of a campaign to promote mental health, the Football Association has said. The 'Take a Minute' initiative is in partnership with the FA's Heads Up campaign and Public Health England's Every Mind Matters programme.

* Ash Barty won her third Newcombe Medal as Australia's top tennis player this week but the world number one says she hopes to earn a more coveted medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

* Powerful Typhoon Kammuri forced organisers of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines to reschedule about half of the events set for Tuesday (Dec 3), but they pledged the competition would finish on time.

* Manchester United will be focused on getting their campaign back on track when former boss Jose Mourinho arrives with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night (Dec 4), said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

* Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola does not plan to bring in any players during the January transfer window but says the club must refresh the squad at the end of the season.

* Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro said on Tuesday (Dec 3) that she will retire from the sport at the end of the 2020 season to focus on "other priorities". The 31-year-old has slipped to 55th in the WTA rankings, down from a career-high of sixth in 2016.

* Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk would have been a worthy winner of the Ballon d'Or but understands why Lionel Messi lifted it for a sixth time.

Reuters, CNA