JACK Cork hailed Burnley’s ‘never say die’ attitude as the Clarets came from behind to take a point against Manchester City.

Burnley became just the fourth team to stop runaway leaders City winning in the Premier League this season when Johann Berg Gudmundsson netted eight minutes from time.

It was the second time in four days the Clarets had scored late on to salvage 1-1 draws and midfielder Cork believes the result with Pep Guardiola’s side highlighted the strength of character within the squad.

“Burnley is known for that spirit and that never say die attitude,” he said.

“We showed that (on Saturday) because it would have been easy for our heads to drop and maybe go 2-0 down like we have done in previous games against Manchester City. To finish off like that, being the team on top, is a great way to do it.”

Burnley had come close to other significant results against top six sides recently, losing the lead at Old Trafford against Manchester United in injury time and then seeing Liverpool claim a Turf Moor winner in stoppage time.

For large parts of Saturday’s game they were on the back foot, but the Clarets finished the game strongly and Cork felt they were due a result against on the big sides.

“We didn’t give up after going 1-0 down. We kept going, kept plugging away and we had a lot of good chances in the second half for a good 20 minutes,” he said.

“We were on top and I think a point was deserved in the end. We worked hard throughout the whole game and didn’t let our heads go down.

“It’s a massive point. We’ve been on a run without a win for a while, we’ve played a lot of big teams with Man United, Liverpool, we’ve had a tough run so to it’s good to come away with a point at home and now we’ll look forward to some big fixtures coming up which are really important for us.

“We’ve been unlucky at home against the bigger teams. We were due that one.”

Cork was impressed with some of the football show from Burnley at Turf Moor, with the 28-year-old highlighting the equaliser which saw Gudmundsson guide a smart finish home from a sweeping Matt Lowton cross as an example.

“There was some good play. I thought Johann’s goal was unbelievable - it was a great cross from Lowts and a great finish on the bounce which is a difficult thing to do,” he said.

“We had some other good chances as well. Ederson made a good save in the first half and another in the second half. Chances wise they had the one with Raheem Sterling as well. It was an even game.

“I think we went in with a plan to try and not give them anything and press when we could.

“It works sometimes when you do press them because you can get on them but the quality of their goalkeeper and their players means that they will get through. It can be dangerous but sometimes it pays off and works in your favour.”