Manchester City defender John Stones

Manchester City fans cannot believe what John Stones has done

Burnley have taken a shock lead at the Etihad into half-time after Ashley Barnes capitalised on an error from John Stones.

The returning defender, who makes his first start after recovering from injury, has received much criticism for his involvement in the opening goal.

The Blues are now looking to avoid just their second defeat in all competitions this season in the second-half.

HT: Manchester City 0-1 Burnley

Ashley Barnes has handed Burnley a shock lead at the break after taking full advantage of an error from Stones.

The incident came about after the 23-year-old defender completely misjudged his clearance, slicing the ball through for Barnes to race onto.

The Burnley man then produced an emphatic finish to dispatch the ball past Claudio Bravo, who has also received criticism for his involvement in the goal.

The Clarets have been impressive so far this afternoon in the FA Cup third round, but face a tricky second-half with Pep Guardiola’s side looking to respond.

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