Burnley 1-1 Man City

Erica Murray
February 4, 2018

City were held to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor when Johann Gudmundsson equalised late for the home side after Danilo had given Guardiola's men a first-half lead.

The Clarets were struggling to create openings but when Jack Cork looped the ball into the area, it fell to defender Ben Mee whose volley forced a good save from Ederson.

Kyle Walker made a great run down the right flank and Kevin de Bruyne found him with a perfectly weighted pass.

"Football is about goals".

Gudmundsson quietly goes about his business but, statistically, no one has been involved in more Burnley goals than the Iceland global this season.

City led 1-0 through Danilo's first-half screamer but wasted several opportunities, with Sergio Aguero guilty of spurning multiple chances.

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

City controlled the flow of play from the onset, but for all their pressure they struggled to break down a resilient Burnley defence early on. If you are a youth team manager at Manchester City ring him up. "We are sad for the dropped two points but to come here and play the way we played is nearly impossible", he said.

"I was really pleased".

Neville believes the decision to overlook young hopefuls is a bemusing one, with City doing little to encourage those hoping to make a step up from the U23 ranks into a star-studded side. "They are injured. I would like to have 18 players, but we had 17". Then the confidence started to build.

"The way we played today, in the build-up, the patience, defending the long balls, second balls, just... we just missed chances to score more goals".

"We don't dominate too many games with the ball so we've got to keep our shape". Not when you're us. But we still have some fine quality and we show that with goal. We arrive in the last action and we were not able to do that.

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