Raheem Sterling's miss of season allows Burnley to hold leaders City

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Being in the Carabao Cup final and still in the FA Cup and Champions League means they could realistically still win the quadruple and they've only lost two games this season, against Liverpool and Shakhtar Donetsk.

City extended their lead to 16 points over second-placed rivals Manchester United, who were hosting Huddesfield Town later on Saturday.

The latter half of the game in the same manner, with City keeping maximum possession and threatening the opponents with their lethal attacking, but again they failed to take advantage of the chances created and missed many.

With a thumping Danilo effort giving City a 1-0 lead on 22 minutes, Sterling should have secured the three points when he raced onto a Kyle Walker cutback on 71 minutes only to somehow knock the ball wide from three yards.

City are now missing David Silva, John Stones, Leroy Sane, Fabian Delph, Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy but the lack of a youth player to fill the seventh spot meant no one was buying it. "Next game he's going to score".

Raheem Sterling's miss of season allows Burnley to hold leaders City

Man City boss Guardiola, expressed disappointment after the match, saying that even though his side's performance was outstanding, they missed a lot of chances at goal. "I'm very pleased to take a point against them - but, of course, another game without a win". We needed to score the second, third and fourth when we had the chance. "I'm sad for the players because we played so well", he said.

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. "We are sad for the dropped two points but to come here and play the way we played is nearly impossible", he said.

So many of Manchester City's goals come from sweeping team moves or intricate play, but Danilo's opener was simply a superb strike.

"We started putting quality into their box, and in the end it was a fantastic ball and a fantastic goal".

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