Neville hits out at Pep for only naming six subs against Burnley

Tricia Pearson
February 7, 2018

The most important thing we have done is focus. Then the biggest manager in the Premier League said Manchester United needed to improve a lot.

The City manager visited Turf Moor without seven injured players on Saturday and has recently complained that referees are not offering his players enough protection.City also had a late pursuit of Leicester's Riyad Mahrez rebuffed by the Foxes before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

It is City's longest gap between matches since the November global break, and Pep Guardiola has sent his Shark Team away for three days of rest and relaxation before preparations begin for next Saturday's game against Leicester.

However, it would be three days quicker than the current record holders, Manchester United, who won the 2000/01 title on 10 April with five games remaining.

Guardiola can say that all he likes, but we all know that Sterling's miss has directly cost City two points on this occasion.

"It is very important".

Despite that, Danilo looked like proving their unlikely match-winner after a stunning strike from outside the box.

That gap has been reduced from 15 points thanks to Burnley's late equaliser.

AUDIO | Akron toddler dies after being found unresponsive in cold
The mother returned to find the daughter on the porch of their apartment on Doty Drive in Akron at about 3:30 p.m. Detectives say the mother left Wynter with her father for about two hours at the family's apartment.

There is a fair chance that people will meet in pubs years from now to discuss how Sterling contrived to knock the ball wide of goal from three yards out.

City was made to pay when Burnley substitute Matt Lowton floated in a cross from the right and Gudmundsson met it on the half-volley to fire home.

"But I think we did what we had to which was press up, play in the other half, recover the ball as soon as possible and play with intensity". I think we played really well.

City keeper Ederson had previously proved unbeatable but even the Brazilian worldwide had no answer to Gudmundsson's second goal of the season which means the Clarets have now taken something from each of the top five teams in the table.

"Obviously it's very hard and we haven't got any players left, so maybe we feel a little bit of tiredness which makes it a little bit more difficult but I thought the way we played was exceptional".

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was happy with the result, despite it being a ninth successive game without a win.

"I think it's a joke, I absolutely think it's a joke."
But it was Gudmundsson who proved the hero in the end. "Two, three, four or five, I can not say at the moment", Mourinho revealed. "I'm going away, it doesn't matter where!"

Other reports by PlayStation Move reviews

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER