Date: 7th January 2018 at 1:22am
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Following yesterday’s clash between Manchester City and Burnley, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Manchester City hosted Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday January 6, with the hosts taking a comprehensive four one victory on the day.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 25th minute of the first half and although it took City until the second half to make their mark, it was emphatic when it came.

Sergio Aguero levelled in the 56th minute and two minutes later he completed his brace, Leroy Sane scored a third with 19 minutes remaining and Bernardo Silva more than settled the game on 82.


Man City:

Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko (Walker 72), Gundogan (De Bruyne 76), Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero (Bernardo Silva 79), Sane.


Mangala, Ederson, Y Toure, Diaz.


Pope, Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Berg Gudmundsson (Walters 75), Cork (Wells 69), Westwood, Barnes, Hendrick, Vokes.


Marney, Defour, Ulvestad, Lindegaard, Bardsley.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Graham Scott blew the final whistle, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola explained.

‘Both goals were amazing – the finishing, and the assists. The first one was clever and quick, and the second one was a magnificent assist, then the dribbling and good finishing. I have to say is an honour to have Sergio under my command. He is the kind of player who always wants to play, so I can understand that sometimes he is sad when he doesn’t play, but I want him to be happy.’

Burnley manager Sean Dyche in his comparative interview said he was irked with the manner of their leveller.

‘I am bound to be aggrieved by that because I think sometimes in football the rule might be the rule, but there is a common-sense moment, especially from experienced referees. So I am bound to be aggrieved by that, but the next minute and a half was my biggest gripe. We looked a bit punch-drunk, we didn’t clear our lines on two occasions, our shape went a little bit and teams like this have the power to almost smell that moment.’