Video: 10 seconds before Man City winner makes Premier League look terrible

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Manchester City survived an early scare to beat Burnley 2-1 in today's early Premier League kick off.

Given Pep Guardiola's apparent obsession with goalkeepers playing short passes he can't have been best pleased when Burnley's 37-year-old shot-stopper Paul Robinson provided an assist with a long punt up field in the opening 10 minutes.

However, the former Barcelona manager can't have too many complaints about aesthetically pleasing football considering the build up to Sergio Aguero's winning goal in the second half.

Having battled hard all day, Burnley's defenders suffered a collective moment of madness as they failed to clear their lines on the hour mark - allowing Aguero to bag his second of the game.

However, City's own players were almost guilty of failing to capitalise as they did their best to get in each other's way before Aguero finally put the ball in the back of the net from close range, via his shin.

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In fact, the whole 10 seconds or so leading up to the goal are pretty much as far away as you can get from the type of football Guardiola was used to seeing during his time at Barcelona or Bayern Munich. 

The 10-second clip looks more like a Sunday League scramble than a Premier League clash...

Given that, earlier in the game, Burnley had taken the lead thanks in part to a long punt up the field from 37-year-old stand-in goalkeeper Paul Robinson, you have to wonder whether the Man City manager is having second thoughts about trying to bring his pleasing on the eye football to the Premier League.

In truth, City fans won't be too bothered with how their winning goal came about just so long as they were able to grab three points and return to the top of the Premier League table - for a few hours at least.

Aguero, meanwhile, can thank some shocking Burnley defending and the inability of his teammates to control the football for what was his 10th goal of the domestic campaign.

He could have added to his tally earlier in the game, too, had it not been for a sensational save from Robinson just before the half-time whistle.

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