Ten-man Manchester City defeats Burnley 2:1

Ten-man Manchester City defeats Burnley 2:1
Manchester City overcame the first-half dismissal of Fernandinho to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

City, who named Sergio Aguero, David Silva and John Stones on the bench for the clash, saw Fernandinho pick up his third red card of the season on 32 minutes for a foul on Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Pep Guardiola brought on Aguero and Silva at the break, and the 10 men took control of the match with two quick-fire goals around the hour mark. Gael Clichy broke the deadlock on 58 minutes with a right-footed strike from the edge of the area, and Aguero then produced a stunning finish from a tight angle after keeper Tom Heaton had denied Raheem Sterling.

Burnley soon reduced the arrears, though, with Ben Mee taking advantage of some unconvincing goalkeeping from Claudio Bravo to scramble home following a corner.
Ten-man Manchester City defeats Burnley 2:1
Michael Keane went close to an injury-time equaliser for the visitors but City held on for a victory that sees them end the day in third place.

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