Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s late strike cancelled out Danilo’s first-half stunner as Premier League leaders Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley.

While pre-match talk at Turf Moor was dominated by Pep Guardiola’s decision to name only six substitutes, it appeared to be business as usual for Manchester City when Danilo curled in a sublime effort after 22 minutes.

However, just minutes after Raheem Sterling missed an open goal for Manchester City, Gudmundsson met Matthew Lowton’s cross to ensure the spoils were shared.

The draw sees Manchester City’s gap close to 13 points after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez inspired Manchester United to a 2-0 win against Huddersfield at Old Trafford.

Manchester City typically controlled possession from the off, but failed to carve out a telling chance until Danilo’s bolt from the blue.

From a short corner, Bernardo Silva rolled the ball across to the left-back, who took a touch before curling an effort beyond Nick Pope from 25 yards out.

Ben Mee had two chances to level for the hosts, but saw Ederson palm away his volley before sending a header narrowly wide.

Pope’s chest denied Sergio Aguero just before half-time, and moments after the break it was the back of Lowton which denied the Argentine a certain goal.

After Pope denied Danilo from a similar position to the first goal, Ederson was on hand down the other end to tip Aaron Lennon’s rising shot onto the bar.

A miss-of-the-season contender from Sterling followed, with the winger shooting wide from inside the six-yard box following Kyle Walker’s ball in.

Sterling and Manchester City were made to pay for that miss, as Gudmundsson latched onto Lowton’s cross from deep to secure a point for Burnley.


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