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Burnley sent a brilliant tweet after Nick Pope saved Gabriel Jesus' shot

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Another game, another Manchester City win.

This time it was Burnley who were presented with the unenviable task of taking on Pep Guardiola’s side and they will be pleased not to have suffered the same fate as Liverpool, Watford, Crystal Palace and Stoke City, all of whom have conceded at least five goals to Man City this season.

This time, the Premier League table-toppers managed three goals, taking their goals in the league to 32.

Guardiola’s side are averaging more than three goals per match and nobody will stop them if they keep it up.

Yet despite holding a five-point lead over Man United, Guardiola is eager to ensure his players don’t get ahead of themselves.

“In May, it will be significant - in October, no," Guardiola said after City equalled a club record by going 11 matches unbeaten in all competitions, per ESPN.

"We are top of both groups [Premier League and Champions League] but that doesn't mean anything more than that.

"Last year we won 10 and we didn't finish OK. I just tell my players I'm grateful.

"If we lose our rhythm we can lose so we just keep focused and concentrate on our game."

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Gabriel Jesus moment produced great Burnley tweet

Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane scored the goals, with Gabriel Jesus missing an opportunity to add a fourth late on.

The Brazilian’s effort, which was saved by Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, prompted a brilliant tweet from the Clarets’ Twitter account.

Pope’s block prevented Jesus from making it four goals in three games. Check it out below.

Burnley’s Twitter page wrote: “83 - Pope saves from Jesus. Amen to that! 0-3”.

At the time of writing, the tweet has had more than 24,000 retweets. It’s fair to say many people loved it.

Guardiola: 'We controlled the game'

Sean Dyche’s Burnley side are one of the most organised in the Premier League, and picked up at least a point at Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Chelsea already this season.

But City dominated the game, managing 10 shots on target and having 78 percent possession.

"If people come here thinking that you are going to be 5-0 up after 20 minutes that's not going to happen," Guardiola added.

"At 0-0 it was difficult but we were stable, we created more chances than them and we scored when we had to.

“In general, we controlled the game and that let us win."

It’s hard to see where City’s first loss of the season will come from.

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