English Premier League: Sterling blunders as Burnley hold Manchester City 1-1

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The full-back received the ball from Bernardo Silva after a short corner and, with no Burnley players closing down, the Brazil worldwide unleashed an unstoppable right-footed effort into Nick Pope's top corner from 25 yards. We arrive in the last action and we were not able to do that. Their opponents that day?

"What they have done this season, Burnley, is wonderful".

"He gets it (the ball) and spins it around the pitch all over the place, that adds to their gameplan massively because he defuses the game".

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. It is a very intense competition, having games every two or three days.

The Citizens were then brought back down to earth with their first defeat of the season, losing 4-3 to Liverpool at Anfield.

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Pep Guardiola's team, leading from Danilo's first half goal, looked well in control but Sterling's blunder 20 minutes from time offered a lifeline and renewed belief to the home side. Found space from time to time and tested Pope on a couple of occasions but failed to break down the Burnley resistance.

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The Brazilian reacted marvelously to tip the forward's shot onto the crossbar and preserve City's slender lead, and despite being beaten later on in the match, the former Benfica man can go home with his head held high after such an excellent save.

Chile global Alexis Sanchez, lured away from Arsenal during the January transfer window, scored Manchester United's second of the game to open his account for his new club and also made three key passes for his team in their 2-0 win over Huddersfield.

The rest of the top five mimic the Premier League table with Liverpool next on nine, followed by Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur following both on eight. But it was Gudmundsson who proved the hero in the end. "Gabriel is coming back, Leroy is coming back and all we can do is play in that way".

Though, Pep Guardiola backed the England worldwide to recover from the mistake. "That changed the feeling, the stadium erupted, everyone came with us", said Dyche.

The Brazil keeper's performance was impressive but it owed much to Burnley's pressure.

That did not impress Neville, who said a youngster could have been given a taste of the first-team environment even if he was not going to actually play.

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