Manchester City dropped points for just the fourth time this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor today. The Citizens dominated most of the game but failed to take their chances to put the game to bed as Johann Berg Gudmundsson came up with a late equalizer to snatch a point from the league leaders, who only named six players on their bench.
Full-back Danilo opened the scoring with a screamer half-way through the first half but the best chance of the game fell to Raheem Sterling, who missed when it would have been easier to score. Guardiola’s men are still 13 points clear after Manchester United won 2-0 against Huddersfield. Here are the player ratings for the visitors in this game:
Made a couple of superb saves including a potential ‘save of the season’ to keep Burnley at bay but couldn’t do much to keep the equalizer out and missed out on a clean sheet.
Kyle Walker (5):
Was decent with his passing and crossing but was at fault for letting Gudmundsson in behind for the equalizer.
Vincent Kompany (6):
Won most of what was thrown at him in the air and did well to keep the likes of Barnes and Vokes away from Ederson’s goal.
Nicolas Otamendi (6):
Did not do much wrong at the back as Burnley had very little to offer. Could have been more adventurous with his passing but stuck to his task well.
Produced the best moment of the game beating Nick Pope from a long way out and did well to keep his flank away from danger.
Quick to the cut passes out and win the ball back and did well to recycle possession, keeping City on top for most of the game.
Kevin de Bruyne (6):
Made a couple of decent passes and did his bit in the final third but did not have enough space or time on the ball to create as many chances as he usually does.
Ilkay Gundogan (7):
Was a constant presence inside the box for City, trying to add numbers in attack. Was also spot on with his defensive duties keeping the pressure on the Clarets.
Bernardo Silva (6):
Lacks the pace that Leroy Sane brings to the side and failed to provide the width to stretch the Burnley backline. Was decent with his passing but could have done a lot more.
Raheem Sterling (7):
Was full of running, constantly troubling the Burnley midfield and backline but missed the easiest chance of the game, which came back to haunt the visitors.
Sergio Aguero (7):
Had to drop really deep to get involved in the game. Found space from time to time and tested Pope on a couple of occasions but failed to break down the Burnley resistance.
Brahim Diaz (6):
Replaced Sterling on the flank and opened up the hosts on a couple of occasions late in the game.