Manchester City struggled against Big and Small Clubs

Manchester City have had some great results against top teams like Manchester United this season, but they have struggled against some of the smaller clubs.

City dropped yet more points at home to a team from the lower half of the table. Earlier in the season, they suffered a defeat against Stoke City and now they have dropped two points against Burnley.

Midfielder David Silva has suffering from niggling injury problems this season, but he has been helping the team at a crucial time when they are without players like Sergio Aguero. Silva was one of the scorers against Burnley, but he was unable to prevent City from getting only a 2-2 draw.

Silva has said that City do seem to struggle against teams from the lower half because they tend to defend with numbers. He says that many expected City to comfortably beat the likes of Burnley, but football does not always turn out as expected according to him. City have yet another bankable three points in the match against Sunderland on New Year’s Day. However, Silva says that City can think about three points only if they play well throughout the 90 minutes. As a result of the draw against Burnley, City were unable to take advantage of Chelsea’s dropped points against Southampton.

"Some people have looked at our fixtures over the past few weeks and said that we should win them all, but football doesn’t work like that.It’s a cliché, sure, but as Burnley proved, every game is difficult in the Premier League and it is a very long season. Any team can beat you if you’re not at your best and I believe playing sides that are struggling to find form and are near the bottom of the league is worse than a run against teams near the top because they play every game as though it’s their last one of the season,” said Silva.