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Burnley 1-1 Manchester City: 5 Talking Points

04 February 2018

Gary Neville slams Pep Guardiola's "joke decision" to only name six substitutes for Manchester City's Premier League clash with Burnley.

"We made a good performance against them in the Premier League and the FA Cup but it is completely different to play them at the Etihad Stadium", he said.

"Better in points, position, goals scored, goals conceded, so we have to try to stay there and it's not easy because there are very good teams".

'We don't have any more players, ' complained Guardiola.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal against Huddersfield
Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal against Huddersfield

"Stones has a problem with his knee and I prefer him to rest".

Replaced Sterling on the flank and opened up the hosts on a couple of occasions late in the game.

Manchester City: Ederson 8, Kyle Walker 6, Danilo 8, Vincent Kompany 7, Nicolas Otamendi 7, Fernandinho 7, Ilkay Gundogan 7, Kevin De Bruyne 7, Bernardo Silva 6, Raheem Sterling 6, Sergio Aguero 6.

The club is also holding a commemorative service at Old Trafford on Tuesday - just two of the players who survived are still alive Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg - while around 2 000 fans are expected to travel to Munich itself. Of course, for a team of City's quality, every chance is a little better than it looks, right?

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Manchester City squandered opportunity after opportunity as they dropped two points following their 1-1 draw against Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

"I told him yesterday: 'Sign the contract and shut up, '" said Mourinho. You've got to be diligent and do all the ugly stuff, which our players are willing to do.

He said: "I couldn't believe the keeper almost got it". You can believe which one you like.

Manager Sean Dyche, however, hailed his players for fighting back strongly to win a precious point.

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"You saw what happened today we played fantastic football and I don't have any regrets".

"He's going on loan and we are going to see at the end of the season", Guardiola said.

"We don't dominate too many games with the ball so we've got to keep our shape. We are sad for the dropped two points but to come here and play the way we played is nearly impossible", he said. "Today we had the other side of the coin".

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Burnley 1-1 Manchester City: 5 Talking Points