Burnley 1 Man City 1
At a rain-soaked Turf Moor, City began in a business-like fashion, knocking the ball around the pitch and confidently bypassing Burnley’s high press.
The Clarets picked up several early knocks and with just six minutes gone three home players had already received treatment for various bumps and knocks as the Blues dominated with several of the passing moves sublime.
The hosts were left chasing shadows at times and Vincent Kompany came close to connecting with Bernardo Silva’s clever dink on 14 minutes but collided with keeper Nick Pope and just lost flight of the ball.
A number of final passes in the Burnley box just fell short of their target as the Blues looked to open the scoring so when the goal did finally come, it was not the near-perfect move that had been threatened on so many occasions.
With 22 minutes on the clock, Bernardo Silva switched flanks and was on the left of the Burnley box when he spotted Danilo and played a short pass into the Brazilian’s path and after nudging onto his favoured right foot, Danilo curled a powerful shot high and out of Pope’s reach to put City ahead.
It was a goal that Brazilian players have become synonymous with over the years and it was no more than City deserved.