Manchester City 2/7 to beat Burnley in Saturday's Premier League battle

An extraordinary miss by Raheem Sterling proved the turning point as Burnley recovered to snatch a draw against runaway Premier League leader Manchester City 1-1 on Saturday.

City have twice beaten Burnley already this season: 3-0 in the Premier League and 4-1 in the FA Cup.

It was already a tall order for United to reel in their rivals and, despite the season only just entering February, Mourinho can not foresee a scenario in which City relinquish their grasp on the title.

Asked if it was the flawless opportunity for the players to bounce back, Mourinho said: "Not because of Munich that the game becomes important for us. We have tough games left to play". "We can not deny and everyone knows how tough it is at Burnley". Chelsea are the champions, Arsenal did well in the market, Liverpool are a great team and Tottenham are fantastic.

If anything, it shows good management of the club, as opposed to thinking exclusively about his needs for the first-team.

Asked ahead of City's trip to seventh-placed Burnley on Saturday if he would give up in Mourinho's position, Guardiola said: "No, I don't think so".

City will play in the International Champions Cup for a second year running after also participating in the US edition of the competition last season.

"John Stones has hurt his knee", the manager explained. "We are trying to become first of the last".

Manchester City's U23s lost 1-0 to Swansea on Friday night, but Neville argued Guardiola has missed an opportunity to do something positive for a young player. "I can not say that we are doing bad or Tottenham is doing bad or Chelsea is doing bad because the number of points we have are a very reasonable number of points".

"We don't have any more players".

And the reason was quite simple according to Pep Guardiola, City don't have enough players.

Back at the other end Sterling produced a contender for miss of the season when he somehow turned Kyle Walker's cross round the post from two yards out.

Fellaini's injury at Wembley could not have come at a worrying time for the Belgian global, who is out of contract with United this summer and has stalled on signing a new contract at Old Trafford.

  • Julie Sanders