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Manchester City collapses to draw with Burnley in EPL

AP , Sunday 28 Dec 2014
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Manchester City's Samir Nasri, left, fights for the ball against Burnley's Kieran Trippier, right, as George Boyd looks on during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Dec. 28, 2014 (Photo: AP)
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Manchester City threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday, squandering the chance to close the gap on leader Chelsea to one point.

David Silva and Fernandinho scored for City in the first half, but George Boyd began Burnley's comeback two minutes after the break and Ashley Barnes grabbed the equalizer in the 81st minute.

It leaves the defending champions, who played without a recognized striker, still three points behind Chelsea, which was held 1-1 at Southampton.

Burnley remains in the relegation zone but now only due to its inferior goal difference.

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