MATCH of the Day pundit Phil Neville felt referee Roger East was right to award Manchester City a penalty in the 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

City midfielder Bernardo Silva went down under minimal contact from Clarets goalkeeper Nick Pope and East gave a spot kick which Sergio Aguero converted to open the scoring.

Speaking on the BBC programme on Saturday night Neville felt the call was correct given that there was contact between the two players.

He said: "Was it a penalty? Yes. Was there contact? Yes. Was it theatrical? Yes.

"It was very theatrical and I think that is what probably has upset Sean Dyche.

"There is contact on the right foot, the way he goes down, you see a lot of players doing that now.

"If I am involved at Manchester City and the oppo keeper is coming out like that I am actually saying nick it away and win your team a penalty. There is contact, the right foot goes over and it is a penalty.

"It didn't define the game and I think Roger East got it right."

The Clarets then conceded two second half goals to suffer a first away loss of the season but Jermaine Jenas, who was alongside Neville on the Match of the Day sofa, praised Burnley for their positive approach.

"Burnley had a good shape and made life difficult for City," said the former Tottenham and Newcastle United midfielder.

"They were brave Burnley, they played high up the pitch and they didn't go to the Etihad to park the bus."