Manchester City 3 Burnley 3

The Premier League's big spenders Manchester City were left looking embarrassed yesterday after they surrendered two valuable points at home to newly promoted Burnley.

Despite coming back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 in the dying minutes City's defensive frailties were once again exposed when Kevin McDonald, who cost a paltry £500,000, was on hand to earn the Clarets their first point on the road this season.

Owen Coyle's side were 2-0 up after 32 minutes thanks to a Graham Alexander penalty and a poacher's goal from Steven Fletcher. However, Shaun Wright-Phillips pulled one back for City before the break to give his side hope before Kolo Touré and Craig Bellamy gave the home side a sensational second half lead.

Mark Hughes decided to restore Stephen Ireland to City's starting lineup with holding midfielder Nigel de Jong relegated to the bench to accommodate the Irish midfielder, but the decision backfired as Burnley took advantage of the home team's lack of solidity in the middle of the park.

The Clarets' cause was also helped by the form of England defender Joleon Lescott. The former Everton defender needlessly handled the ball to give Alexander the chance to put the Clarets ahead before he played Fletcher onside for Burnley's second.

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