Fernandinho positive over Man City title chances

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is remaining positive over his side’s aspirations of retaining the Premier League title despite missing the chance to close the gap on leaders Chelsea, Sky Sports has reported.

The Brazilian found the net with a powerful rising shot after 33 minutes to double City’s lead over Burnley on Sunday, but the champions allowed Sean Dyche’s side to battle back in the second half and take a share the spoils thanks to goals from George Boyd and Ashley Barnes.

Had they managed to hold on, City would have moved to within just one point of Chelsea, who drew away to Southampton earlier in the day. As it is, the gap between the top two stands at three points going into 2015 and while Fernandinho admits it was disappointing to drop points, he believes the club are in a very good position to push for the title.

“Chelsea drew, we drew and the Premier League is still open. The race for the title is still open,” said the 29-year-old. “It was a result we didn’t expect but it happened. We need to keep heads up and think about the next game. It is not over, there are still a lot of games to play.

“It is too early to decide the title now, and we need to keep playing and winning games, and we will see what will happen.”

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