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Pep Guardiola: 'Missed Raheem Sterling chance not to blame for Manchester City draw'

Guardiola: 'Sterling not to blame for draw'
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Pep Guardiola refuses to blame a glaring Raheem Sterling miss for Manchester City's failure to win at Burnley in Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Turf Moor.

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.

Burnley subsequently made the most of the reprieve to equalise through Johann Berg Gudmundsson's half-volley with eight minutes remaining for a 1-1 final score.

"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."

The result at Turf Moor, combined with Manchester United's 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, sees the Man City's lead at the top of the table trimmed to 13 points.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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