Burnley 0-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola thankful for goal-line technology as Citizens secure vital victory


Burnley 0-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola thankful for goal-line technology as Citizens secure vital victory

Pep Guardiola was thankful goal-line technology was available after Manchester City kept control of the Premier League title race by a matter of millimetres at Burnley.

It was 29 of them to be precise, as Sergio Aguero scored his 20th goal of the season with an effort that just crossed the line despite Matt Lowton’s nearly brilliant effort at keeping it out.

Lowton very nearly kept Aguero’s effort out

It was enough to settle a nervy encounter at Turf Moor, which City won 1-0, with Guardiola joking he was ‘trembling’ through the closing stages as City finished with four centre-halves on the pitch.

It was not a typical City performance, but Guardiola was able to celebrate in front of the travelling fans at full-time as his side moved one point clear of Liverpool with two games to play.

“We deserved to win, we created a lot of chances,” Guardiola said. “I’m so delighted for the way we controlled them.

“We came to the most typical English stadium and we didn’t concede one corner.”