On a day when Chelsea's lethargic draw at Southampton offered Manchester City the opportunity to close to within a point of the Premier League leaders, an unusual second-half paralysis set in instead. City has not given up a two-goal lead at home and lost since an April 2009 visit from Fulham. Although City avoided that ignominy, little else was left to the imagination in their 2-2 draw with Burnley on Sunday.
The mouthwatering prospect of racking up 10 straight wins must also wait, as the Blues...
MANCHESTER, England -- Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City had got complacent as they squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home against relegation-threatened Burnley.
City were on course for a club record 10th successive win after David Silva and Fernandinho had scored first-half goals.
But George Boyd, with a goal Pellegrini thought should have been disallowed, and Ashley Barnes struck in a second-half fightback for Sean Dyche's team as City missed the chance to close the gap to league...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts from Manchester City's shock 2-2 draw with Burnley at the Etihad on Sunday.
1. City blow their chance
Just when Manchester City looked likely to go within a point of Chelsea, they turned in 45 minutes of listlessness and inertia to put the whip hand firmly back in Jose Mourinho's possession. Burnley fought back valiantly, and fully deserved a point that was beyond the expectation of all but their ever-positive manager Sean Dyche.
Two goals down, Burnley...