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Leader City drops points for only 4th time in Burnley draw

AP
Published 10:01 a.m. ET Feb. 3, 2018

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Runaway leader Manchester City conceded a late equalizer at Burnley to drop points for only the fourth time this season in the Premier League, drawing 1-1 on Saturday.

City has now failed to win its last three away games, including a loss at Liverpool that ended the unbeaten start, but Pep Guardiola’s side is 16 points clear at the summit.

City defender Danilo had looked like proving an unlikely match-winner with a fine strike after 22 minutes of an otherwise frustrating day for City.

But after Raheem Sterling spurned a gilt-edged chance to put the game beyond doubt, the hosts grew in confidence and earned their reward when Johann Berg Gudmundsson turned in Matt Lowton’s deep cross in the 82nd minute.

Despite the wealth of talent, City’s matchday squad was depleted and Guardiola was only able to name six substitutes.

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