Last Updated: 21/10/18 12:47am
Manchester City’s second goal against Burnley was called “bizarre” by Sean Dyche and left him seething with the officials.
City returned to the top of the Premier League by beating Burnley 5-0 as Kevin De Bruyne returned from injury, but the visitors were well in the game until Bernardo Silva’s goal made it 2-0.
Silva’s effort was a controversial one as Burnley’s players had stopped playing after seemingly believing referee Jon Moss had blown his whistle, potentially for a dive by Leroy Sane, while David Silva’s pass for the goal also looked to roll out of play.
Dyche said: “It’s a strange goal for the second, which is inevitably the killer and the change in the game. Someone goes down with the tiniest of touches in the manner like they’ve been hit in the side. That’s nearly given by the ref, then not given and waved away. Then the ball goes out of play, they cross it and then they score from it.
“Then at 2-0 down it’s really difficult. We lost focus as we were so involved with the officials.”
Did the referee get it wrong? Watch the strange goal at the top of the page.