Pep Guardiola has refused to blame Raheem Sterling for Manchester City's failure to beat Burnley in Saturday's Premier League meeting at Turf Moor.
The England winger sidefooted wide in front of an open goal after 71 minutes played, the Citizens leading 1-0 at the time through Danilo's first-half strike.
"It is football," Guardiola told Sky Sports News. "Next day he is going to score a goal. Raheem scored against Southampton in the 96th minute. Today he missed one chance. That can happen."
Sterling, who has scored 19 goals this season, was substituted soon after his miss, but Guardiola insisted that the two events were not connected, adding: "No, I didn't do that for that reason."