Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Burnley despite seeing his Man City side record a ninth straight success over the Clarets.
Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne scored in each half to secure the home side a 2-0 win but the Clarets had their chances at the Etihad.
Sean Dyche's men remain without a victory in the Premier League this season but will be heartened by another decent performance even if it didn't yield a positive result.
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Burnley certainly caught the eye of Guardiola who was quick to praise the Clarets, insisting his side had to adapt to combat the visitors' approach.
"Burnley always make an incredible high press, they take a lot of risks and they did really, really well," said the City chief.
"They drop and defend so compact and you can cross the ball with (James) Tarkowski there and although (Ben) Mee was not there the new central defender, a young guy, was strong as well.
"We don’t have a big striker for a big header so we have to do it a different way.
"Except for the last 15 minutes of the first half where we lost control, they won the second balls and we lost simple balls, in that situation we struggled.
"But for the first 20-25 minutes, the goal and after the goal we played really well and in the second half we were like the team we were before, unfortunate not to score more, we had chances.
"They had two, one in the first half and one in the second with Wood from the second ball of the free kick.
"But that was not much against a team that always creates a big, big problem so a good result for us. We were in control."
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