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Manchester City's Guardiola left frustrated by 'most British' Burnley

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said their performance in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Burnley was one of the best of the season but the Spaniard was frustrated by his side's failure to score more goals against what he called "the most British of teams".

City had over 70 percent possession against Sean Dyche's team but after Brazilian Danilo gave the visitors a 22nd minute lead, they failed to turn that dominance into goals and paid the price when Johann Berg Gudmundsson levelled in the 82nd.

Burnley are seventh in the standings, well above expectations for a team with one of the smallest budgets in the league, and they stuck at the task despite City outplaying them for large stretches of the game.

Sterling was substituted three minutes after missing from point-blank range with the goal at his mercy but Guardiola said the error was not behind his decision.

With a number of injuries, Guardiola named players for just six of the seven substitute slots -- a decision which was criticised by television pundit and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville as letting down City's youth system.

But Guardiola defended his decision, saying he had no more senior players and with his Under-23 team having played on Friday he did not want to call up a player from that squad.









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