MATT Lowton highlighted his disappointment to fall to a narrow defeat at the hands Manchester City, who left Turf Moor with the destination of the title in their hands.

City's 1-0 win moved them back above Liverpool to the summit of the Premier League with just two games left to play.

The only goal of the game cam in the second half through Sergio Aguero, needed goalline technology to show the ball being 1.9 of an inch over the line.

"We gave everything we could. We defended with our lives but in the end, they just managed to squeeze one over the line," said Lowton.

"They are a great side who can open you up at any time, so for us to concede a goal in that fashion is hard to take.

"I didn't really have time to think. I just tried to get on the line and in the way and he's just hit it straight at me.

"It's gone up, rather than out, and by the time I've reacted, it's just snuck over the line.

"I looked straight at the ref and I could see him put his whistle to his mouth, so I was a bit devastated.

"We feel gutted we haven't come away with a point, but we're happy with the way we acquitted ourselves.

"Ben (Mee) made another great clearance off the line and we did what we have done since the turn of the year, putting our bodies on the line, but it just wasn't enough today."

City held on to their lead as they finished the match with six defenders on the pitch - putting an end to Burnley's four game unbeaten run.

The defending champions were aware they had been in a battle – despite the Clarets' top flight status already being secured on Saturday as Cardiff City fell to a defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

"We always look after ourselves," added Lowton.

"The result went for us yesterday, but it's because of the work we've put in since Christmas to get enough points on the board to make sure we're in it for another season.

"We went out and made sure it wasn't a 'we're already safe' sort of performance.

"That's the culture of the club. The manager is massive on it – as we are as players. It's pride.

"Every day in training and every match we go out there and we give it our all and we will continue to do that for the rest of the season.

"We keep going. We keep working hard, year-in, year-out, and try and improve on what we're doing.

"Unfortunately, we didn't start as well as we would have liked this season, but definitely since the turn of the year we've got back to how we are and we'll be looking to start like that next year and hopefully push on."