Burnley captain Tom Heaton believes it is testament to his team-mates that title-chasing Manchester City finished the game at Turf Moor with six defenders on the pitch.

City came out narrow 1-0 winners to leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with just two games remaining.

That ended Burnley’s winning run at four games, but Premier League safety had already been secured after Cardiff City lost against Fulham 24 hours earlier.

“I think so, yes and I think it’s probably a testament to how we’d played the game and how we performed,” said Heaton.

“We stood strong and defended really well and caused them problems. We play slightly differently o most teams in the Premier League, which caused them a different problem.

“I think they were delighted when the game finished.

“We probably can take a little bit of pleasure from that, but unfortunately we’ve still come out the wrong side of it.”

Burnley, who head to Everton on Friday, pushed Pep Guardiola’s men all the way, and Heaton felt the Clarets gave as good as they could get.

He added: “Obviously, it had big importance for them, for us it was about getting the result. We wanted to dent them and put in a performance to do that.

“I thought the lads defended really well and we made it difficult for them at the end. So, yes, we’ve come out the wrong side of it, but we gave it a real go.”