- Fernandinho sees third red card
- Clichy scores with 10 men
- Aguero adds insurance
- Mee pulls one back
Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero scored as Manchester City overcame a first half red card to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.
All goals came after Fernandinho was sent off barely a half-hour into the match, as Ben Mee nabbed a late goal for the visitors.
The win pushes Man City back into third with 42 points, while Burnley sits 11th with 23.
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Iheanacho barely missed converted another pass from Toure in the eighth minute, seeing his shot take a slight deflection high and wide of the frame for a corner that came to nothing.
Burnley had a free kick from inside 20 yards in the 16th minute, but the wall did its job and an ensuing corner saw Man City on a quick counter attack. Jesus Navas bungled a chance from Raheem Sterling, and Toure called Heaton into duty again.
Fernandinho was sent off by Lee Mason for a two-footed challenge on Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
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The 10-man hosts were still in control despite the disadvantage in numbers, and Gael Clichy’s seeing-eye shot off a Bacary Sagna cross went by five sets of legs before beating Heaton.
Aguero then scored from an improbable angle. Raheem Sterling dove past Tom Heaton in an attempt to win a penalty, but Aguero raced onto the loose ball and laced a shot off the inside of the near post and into the goal.
Burnley pulled one back through Mee, whose shot hit the underside of the bar during a scrum in which it appeared the Clarets scored twice (the second bulled out of Claudio Bravo‘s hands).