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.
Stones in trouble on Twitter…
Mistake from John Stones, who Guardiola apparently coached into the best defender in the world. Amazing what happens when he is surrounded by -mostly- last season’s defence
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) January 6, 2018
Shock on at the Etihad as Burnley take the lead. John Stones with a shocking attempt at a clearance. Reasonable finish from Barnes to be fair.
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) January 6, 2018
Nice little “welcome back” for John Stones 😳
— COPA90 US (@COPA90US) January 6, 2018
Stones second game back god give him a break he been out for 2 months he will get back to his best.
— ¿ (@JSHlad) January 6, 2018
You can’t say it’s not against the run of play. A Stones error allows Barnes to run clean through and score. Could Bravo have done better?
— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 6, 2018
John Stones: Has committed an error that has directly led to an opposition goal for the first time in any competition this season #MCIBUR
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 6, 2018
Many think Liverpool are crazy for paying 75mil for vvd, BUT when you consider man city paid 50m for donkey John Stones it was a bargain. #mancity
— Lee (@filko) January 6, 2018
There isn’t a single aspect of football that Stones is better than Christensen at. In fact, Pep would give up his whole back line for Christensen.
— Rashad (@azpifc) January 6, 2018