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Boyd condemned Manchester City to another dismal afternoon in the Premier League. Getty Images

Next up for Manchester City is the small matter of their Champions League last 16 second-leg tie against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

The Catalans, who recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Eibar in La Liga today, will have seen nothing to suggest that their 2-1 advantage from the first tie is under any great threat.

That is all from us today, thanks for reading. We will be back tomorrow for live coverage of Chelsea v Southampton, Manchester United v Tottenham and Everton v Newcastle in the Premier League.

Until then, goodnight.

It's all over and Burnley have given themselves a real lifeline in the battle against the drop with a remarkable victory over the defending champions in front of a jubilant home crowd. Dyche's side are now just one place and one point adrift of dismal Sunderland in 17th.

Manchester City were insipid at best and failed to convert their possession into meaningful chances. That result makes great reading for Jose Mourinho, of course, as it means that Chelsea retain their five-point buffer over the Citizens having played two games less.

Speculation regarding Pellegrini's future was already mounting prior to this evening's contest at Turf Moor and it seems increasingly unlikely that he will be in charge of City beyond the end of the season.

Full-time score

Burnley 1-0 Manchester City

A controversial moment as referee Marriner denies Manchester City a stoppage-time penalty as Ben Mee slides in rather recklessly on Zabaleta.

Burnley very fortunate, there.

Four minutes of added time to be played at Turf Moor. Can Manchester City salvage anything from this game?

Lampard has a free-kick in a good position for City but his poor attempt cannons into the wall. Jovetic then shoots well wide under pressure from four determined Burnley players.

Dyche tries to shore things up with the introduction of Stephen Ward. The Irish full-back replaces Vokes.

Another big chance missed by Manchester City. Toure is given far too much space to pick out the unmarked Aguero with a looped cross to the back post, but his header goes over the cross bar.

Toure is now off, replaced by Lampard with a little under 10 minutes remaining.

Yaya Toure inexplicably gives the ball away deep into his own half but Danny Ings' indecisiveness prevents Burnley taking advantage.

Manchester City's subsequent break comes to nothing as fellow Ivorian Bony shoots straight at the grateful Heaton.

A second substitute for Manchester City as Jovetic replaces Silva. 17 minutes remaining to find a way back into this game.

Game very much on at Turf Moor as Burnley break the deadlock. A Kieran Trippier free-kick is headed away by Kompany, but the ball falls perfectly for Boyd on the edge of the box and he strikes it perfectly on the half-volley and into the bottom corner.

Pellegrini responds by bringing on Bony in place of Dzeko.

Goal: Burnley 1-0 Manchester City (George Boyd)

Bony and Nasri among the substitutes warming up for City as Dzeko sends a hopeful shot spiralling towards the corner flag. The former Wolfsburg striker likely to make way soon, you would have thought.

Jesus Navas and Martin Demichelis both in the book, meanwhile.

This game is really opening up as we approach the hour mark. George Boyd sends a sweetly struck volley wide of Hart's left-hand post after Sam Vokes' cross was headed clear.

Another good chance for Pellegrini's side as Pablo Zabaleta shows great strength to surge to the byline but his low cross is flashed wide by compatriot Aguero.

Burnley are caught cold on the counter by the wonderful skill and pace of Aguero, who delays his pass to Silva ever so slightly and that causes the Spaniard to drift wide. Glorious chance for City that should have been converted.

Plenty of positive intent from the hosts since the restart, but they too are seriously lacking that quality final ball.

Manchester City will need to considerably up the tempo if they are to win this match.

A brief break in play as Michael Duff receives treatment following a bad challenge from Aguero, who can count himself a little fortunate not to have been reprimanded by referee Andre Marriner.

The teams are back out and the second half has now kicked off with no substitutes used by either manager. Can Manchester City find the breakthrough or will Burnley continue to frustrate?

The tale of the first half...

Pellegrini will demand more of his players in the second half. Manchester City simply must win tonight and their lethargic performance in that opening 45 will have disappointed the experienced Chilean.

One wonders how long it will be until we see the likes of Samir Nasri, Frank Lampard and Wilfried Bony. Stevan Jovetic is also on the bench for City.

Not a great first half by any means, but Burnley will be happy to go into the break level. Manchester City, as you might expect have largely monopolised possession but have failed to create many clear-cut chances.

Half-time score

Burnley 0-0 Manchester City

Burnley beginning to live dangerously as David Silva splits the defence with a lovely pass to Dzeko who is prevented a goal thanks to a last-ditch challenge from captain Jason Shackell. Aguero fires wide after collecting another rebound. Ten minutes until half-time.

A spell of pressure for Manchester City sees Fernandinho feed Dzeko with a clever through ball, but the Bosnian is forced wide and thwarted by Tom Heaton. Aguero picks up the rebound but his shot is comfortably saved.

At the other end, Hart is down to smother a low effort from Scott Arfield.

Burnley holding their own at the moment, without providing much of a goal threat. Edin Dzeko scuffs a volley harmlessly wide for the visitors.

Sergio Aguero bursts forward and creates enough space for a shot on goal, but holds on to possession a little too long and his tame effort is blocked. Signs of intent from the gifted striker.

Still 0-0 as we pass the 15-minute mark, but both teams are clearly fully committed. The history between these two sides would suggest that goals are forthcoming...

We are now underway at Turf Moor, where Manchester City are once again led by Vincent Kompany.

Our attentions now turn to Lancashire where nothing less than a win will do for Manchester City as they seek to keep their hopes of retaining the Premier League title alive. Manuel Pellegrini's side currently trail Chelsea by five points and the Blues have a game in hand owing to their Capital One Cup success over Tottenham earlier this month.

For Burnley, meanwhile, this is the latest fixture in what is an incredibly tough run of games. They are without a win in nine matches and sit 19th before kick-off, four points adrift of safety.

Will we see a surprise here or is a comfortable Manchester City victory on the cards?

Sunderland's disgrace should not deflect too much from what is a fantastic result for Aston Villa, however.

Tim Sherwood certainly has his fair share of detractors, but that is now three wins on the bounce for the Midlands club and they look to be gaining positive momentum at a crucial time.

A comfortable win for Arsenal, then, who continue their excellent home form in the Premier League and keep the pressure on second-placed Manchester City.

Leicester will be extremely frustrated not to have secured all three points against 10-man Hull, while West Brom's steady revival under Tony Pulis continues following a slender victory over Stoke.

The most eye-catching result of the day (so far) was at the Stadium of Light, where Sunderland were humiliated by four first-half goals from relegation rivals Aston Villa.

The Black Cats' failure to grab any sort of consolation after the break will put Gus Poyet under considerable pressure.

Full-time scores:

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Leicester 0-0 Hull

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Arsenal emphatically seal all three points with a third against West Ham. Flamini is a rather unlikely scorer, the Frenchman finishing off another fine passing move.

A potentially frustrating afternoon for Arsene Wenger has ended very well indeed.

Goal: Arsenal 3-0 West Ham (Mathieu Flamini)

Arsenal extend their lead thanks to Welsh international Ramsey, who beats Adrian after good link-up play with Giroud. Difficult to see West Ham getting anything now.

Goal: Arsenal 2-0 West Ham (Aaron Ramsey)

Here are the teams for today's late kick-off at Turf Moor:

Burnley v Manchester City

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee; Barnes, Arfield, Jones, Boyd; Ings, Vokes

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero

Rock-bottom Leicester handed a real incentive as Hull midfielder Huddlestone is dismissed for a second bookable offence. Can Nigel Pearson's men take advantage and boost their fading survival hopes?

Red card: Tom Huddlestone (Hull)

As it stands, Sunderland will drop a place to 17th below Aston Villa who surely will not blow a four-goal lead with approximately 25 minutes remaining.

Three points against West Ham will see Arsenal open up a four-point lead over Manchester United in third, with Allardyce's side staying in 10th.

Leicester and Hull will remain 20th and 15th respectively if neither team can make the breakthrough at the King Power Stadium, while West Brom will go level on points with Crystal Palace in 10th if they can hold their lead over Stoke.

No goals to report in the early stages of each respective second half. Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Brom all still lead. Hull and Leicester stuck at stalemate for the time being.

Half-time scores:

Arsenal 1-0 West Ham

Leicester 0-0 Hull

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

This is getting ludicrous now. Aston Villa DOUBLE their tally of away goals for the entire Premier League season in just 45 minutes against Sunderland as Benteke nets his second and his team's fourth of the afternoon. Poyet could be on the brink, here.

Meanwhile in north London, a frustrating half for Arsenal ends on a positive note as Giroud rifles a left-footed effort into the top corner to give them a 1-0 lead over West Ham.

Goal: Arsenal 1-0 West Ham (Olivier Giroud)

Goal: Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa (Christian Benteke)

Things are going from bad to worse for Poyet and Sunderland. Aston Villa have a third before half-time, and it's a brace for Agbonlahor.

This is the first time Villa have scored three goals away from home since December 2013, per Squawka. They had only scored four goals on their travels all season in the Premier League.

Goal: Sunderland 0-3 Aston Villa (Gabriel Agbonlahor)

Boos ringing out at the Stadium of Light and quite rightly so. Defeat to Aston Villa today will see them sink below their opponents to 17th, just four points ahead of QPR.

Gus Poyet will be very concerned indeed.

After a quiet start in the 15:00 GMT fixtures, it's all livening up now. Tim Sherwood looks to be having the desired impact at Aston Villa, who score twice in a matter of minutes at the Stadium of Light courtesy of Benteke and Agbonlahor.

Ideye, meanwhile, continues his renaissance at the The Hawthorns by giving West Brom the lead against Stoke.

Goal: West Brom 1-0 Stoke (Brown Ideye)

Goal: Sunderland 0-2 Aston Villa (Gabriel Agbonlahor)

Goal: Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa (Christian Benteke)

No goals anywhere in the opening 15 minutes. Caginess the order of the day so far.

All four 15:00 GMT kick-offs are now underway...

Full-time: Crystal Palace 3-1 QPR

It's all over at Selhurst Park where QPR have suffered another hefty blow in their battle to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

Yannick Bolasie was the star of the show for the hosts, with Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur and Joel Ward netting before Matt Phillips grabbed a stunning late consolation for Chris Ramsey's strugglers who remain 18th on 22 points.

To provide some context to that deluge of lineups, Arsenal make five changes from the team that triumphed over Manchester United in the FA Cup on Monday with David Ospina, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Calum Chambers and Olivier Giroud all recalled.

West Ham, meanwhile, make four changes with James Collins, Andy O'Brien, Alex Song and Matt Jarvis back in Sam Allardyce's starting XI.

For Hull, Gaston Ramirez replaces David Meyler while Leicester boss Nigel Pearson replaces Danny Simpson and Paul Konchesky with Jamie Vardy and Ritchie de Laet.

Patrick van Aanholt is given the nod ahead of Santiago Vergini for Sunderland, with Gus Poyet also opting to start Argentine midfielder Ricky Alvarez against an Aston Villa side who include young Rushian Hepburn-Murphy among their substitutes at the Stadium of Light.

Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye both passed late fitness tests to start for West Brom, who also have captain Darren Fletcher available again after he missed the defeat to West Brom last week. Stephane Sessegnon and Ben Foster also return for Tony Pulis as he takes on one of his former clubs.

Arsenal v West Ham

Arsenal: Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Walcott, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Collins, Kouyate, Cresswell, Song, Noble, Nolan, Jarvis, Downing, Sakho

Leicester v Hull

Leicester: Schwarzer, De Laet, Upson, Huth, Morgan, Schlupp, Vardy, Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Kramarić

Hull: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Ramírez, Robertson, Jelavić, N'Doye

Sunderland v Aston Villa

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Bridcutt, Larsson, Rodwell, Alvarez, Defoe, Fletcher

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Okore, Clark, Bacuna, Delph, Cleverley, Sinclair, N'Zogbia, Benteke, Agbonlahor

West Brom v Stoke

West Brom: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Lescott, Brunt, Morrison, Fletcher, Gardner, Sessegnon, Berahino, Ideye

Stoke: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Walters, Adam, Moses; Crouch

Burnley v Manchester City is today's late kick-off, of course, so team news for that one will reach us later this afternoon.

Good afternoon and welcome to IB Times UK's live coverage of today's Premier League action. Crystal Palace currently lead struggling QPR 3-0 in the early kick-off, with the following fixtures still to come on a busy day of sport:

Arsenal v West Ham

Leicester v Hull

Sunderland v Aston Villa

West Brom v Stoke

Burnley v Manchester City

Team news to follow...