Yet City's run of squandered openings was about to grow, with the worst of the lot, when Sterling missed an open net from two yards as he steered Kyle Walker's cross the wrong side of the post.
Burnley pushed forward in the final 20 minutes and snatched an 82nd minute equaliser when Johann Gudmundsson finished Matthew Lowton's cross.
"He scored in the 96th minute against Southampton - today he missed one chance. Hopefully we can improve that in the future". "We kept trying and trying but in the end we were punished and we mustn't feel too sad about this as our performance was good". I think we've seen the idea of two-footed tackles come out of the game now, you very rarely see that, so I don't think there's a rise of physical challenges now.
It's far from ridiculous to suggest that they could tie up the Premier League title when they play Manchester United at the Etihad in early April - how they would love that! Or he could have used one of the subs that came on and hasn't played a full game.
It is possible to agree with the City manager's views on career-threatening fouls, while thinking his actions here were well out of touch with reality. 'John had a bit of a problem in the knee and I prefer (him) to rest, to recover a bit. Not when you're us.
"I would repeat what I said three or four days ago (about protecting my players) but that's not necessary". Burnley lie seventh with 36 points. "In football this can happen", City manager Pep Guardiola said after the match, according to the team website.
"We are what we are, everyone knows that, we have to run the club in an appropriate manner and that's what we chose to do and that makes it hard".
"It was one of our best performances of the season".
"We controlled the long balls. That's why I am optimistic that (we) can keep going at this level".
Speaking after the 3-0 win over West Brom, Guardiola told the press: "We had an wonderful game - the joy to watch them play, the joy they have to play in that way, but we missed a lot of chances".
"Their keeper makes an unbelievable save and then there is an unbelievable miss and that changed the feeling [in the stadium]".
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