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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
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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