Man City drop points at Burnley

Lawrence Cooper
February 4, 2018

Burnley manager Dyche in his post-match reaction, hailed his team for putting up a good performance against the premier league leaders, adding that they had to dig in to get a result.

City have endured a hectic season having progressed to the Champions League last 16, the FA Cup fifth round and the League Cup final apart from dominating the league and Guardiola said he would rest his players following the Burnley game.

The visitors took the lead on 22 minutes through a long-range Danilo strike but failed to turn their dominance into further goals.

"If you're a youth team manager at Manchester City, ring him up and ask which kid deserves that boost".

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was completely stranded, with Sterling left with the simple task of putting the ball in the back of the net, but the England global somehow put it beyond the post. Admittedly, they created plenty of presentable opportunities after Danilo's long-range opener, but were unusually sloppy at the vital moment.

We also heard from Neville, Henry and Heaton on Raheem Sterling's miss of the season contender, Ederson's superb performance and Paul Pogba after he was named on the substitute's bench for United's clash with Huddersfield.

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"We never doubted this league was competitive", Kompany told Sky Sports News. "I try to improve on it every day". If i miss a chance, don't speak to me.

He sank to his knees and pounded the turf after prodding Kyle Walker's low cross wide, and he did not have much time to make amends given he was substituted shortly afterwards.

"It is football", Guardiola said.

Pep Guardiola's side played in the International Champions Cup a year ago - with fixtures staged in Houston, Nashville and Los Angeles.

A handful of moves fell through, though - most notably Manchester City's late attempt to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City. They are injured so I would like to have 18 players.

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