Pep Guardiola’s aspect gained at Turf Moor and transfer on to 92 factors with two video games remaining
The reigning champions needed to wait till halfway via the second half earlier than taking the lead and wanted the assistance of goal-line know-how.
Sergio Aguero’s shot simply crossed the road and was sufficient to provide City the three factors.
Leroy Sane returned to the beginning line-up and changed the injured Fernandinho in the one change to the Metropolis aspect that beat Manchester United in midweek.
Burnley, who are actually secure from relegation, named an unchanged aspect after drawing 2-2 at Chelsea on Monday.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect had been dominant within the first half having fun with nearly all of possession and makes an attempt however struggled to interrupt down Burnley.
Kompany took a Jack Cork shot flush on the brow and he additionally gave away a free-kick which led to Ben Mee volleying over. Ederson additionally needed to react rapidly to stop Chris Wooden racing in on aim, though the New Zealand striker was additionally let down by a poor contact.
It took a while for Metropolis to carve out any openings they usually had been unable to bother Tom Heaton within the Burnley aim earlier than the break.
Raheem Sterling performed Bernardo Silva in on the proper however the Portuguese reduce inside and did not get any energy in his shot. David Silva additionally hesitated earlier than having an effort blocked by James Tarkowski and Oleksandr Zinchenko’s follow-up try was deflected huge.
Aguero went shut with a curling effort from the sting of the world however Heaton appeared to have it coated and Guardiola reacted with frustration when Leroy Sane shot tamely on the keeper.
Metropolis began the second interval with higher depth and Aguero compelled a great save from Heaton earlier than the guests had a robust penalty attraction turned down when a David Silva shot struck Barnes on the arm.
Heaton saved nicely from Bernardo Silva as Metropolis utilized extra stress and Aguero drove a shot huge.
The breakthrough lastly got here in scrappy vogue after 63 minutes as Bernardo Silva drove the ball into the field. Aguero initially miskicked however the ball remained at his ft and the Argentinian managed to poke the ball over the road on the second try – by a tiny margin in accordance with the know-how – earlier than Matt Lowton might clear.
Metropolis seemed to the referee for an additional goalline resolution when substitute Gabriel Jesus rounded Heaton to carry a diving clearance from Mee, however this time Paul Tierney’s watch didn’t buzz.
Guardiola’s aspect did take the sting out of Burnley’s play by retaining possession within the closing minutes however some defending nonetheless wanted to be accomplished and the ultimate whistle was greeted with large reduction by the guests.