For a while, it looked like the David v Goliath result was on. But thanks to the positional nous of Sergio Aguero, Manchester City managed to come away from Burnley with three points.
A Dean Marney effort – his first in the Premier League for seven years – had Pep Guardiola sweating on his first visit to Turf Moor however, and the Spaniard had Aguero to thank for saving his blushes.
While a home win would been a surprise in itself, the inclusion of 37-year-old Paul Robinson in goal for his first Premier League start in four years would have really made headlines.
The former Blackburn stopper made a number of saves, but Aguero’s scrappy double was enough to end a valiant performance from the hosts.
Here’s how it went down on Twitter…
There was plenty of surprise before the game, when Robinson was announced in the Clarets’ XI…
Just me who thought Paul Robinson had retired? When did he sign for Burnley?
— Carl Burns (@Burnsey85) November 26, 2016
Robinson didn’t waste much time making an impact, supplying the assist for Marney’s opener…
Paul Robinson on his debut in goal for Burnley gets the assist! pic.twitter.com/5BXn9TAHQf
— NDyson (@Nathanhtfcdyson) November 26, 2016
Aguero levelled before the break, before Burnley came undone with some manic defending…
Watching 3 Burnley defenders tackle themselves as the ball trickles away in the box is the funniest thing I’ve seen all PL season
— Kyle Bonn (@the_bonnfire) November 26, 2016
Hahahahahahahahahaha what a bizzar goal!!!!! 3 Burnley players tackle each other! AGUERO finish.
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) November 26, 2016
The football purists at Bleacher Report didn’t feel much joy from Aguero’s scrappy second effort…
That Burnley defending/Manchester City goal… pic.twitter.com/bvND5TZYji
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 26, 2016
And finally, Burnley fans can blame the Premier League for jinxing them…
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 26, 2016
The only Premier League side he’s now failed to score against is Bolton, FYI.
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