AWAY dressing rooms often come with a bad reputation and for Manchester City it proved to be true as the lights went out on their visit to Turf Moor.
A power failure ahead of the meeting with Burnley left Pep Guardiola’s men changing in the dark before Amazon came to the rescue by providing studio lighting for the players to prepare under.
The incident came on the first night of Amazon’s Premier League coverage, which will see them show all the games of a hectic midweek schedule on their Prime service.
A studio light was taken into the dressing room in what will provide less than ideal preparation for City as they look to return to winning ways after a draw against Newcastle United on Saturday.
City are 11 points adrift of pace setters Liverpool heading into the game and and can’t afford many more slip ups in the race for the Premier League title.
They will hope the pre-game disruption doesn’t provide a bad omen for the lights going out on their Premier League dreams.
Social media was quick to react to the glitch with many seeing the lighter side of what had happened at Turf Moor.
One Liverpool fan wrote on Twitter: “Amazon Prime doing anything they can to keep City in the title race.”
Another named Andy replied with: “That’s because Burnley hasn’t got electricity yet.”
Prime host Gabby Logan broke the news to watchers from the comfort of the well lit studio and made light of the basic nature of City’s new changing room set up.
She said: “A friend in need is a friend indeed. I am not sure if they are going to have to take it in turns. I must say as well, as someone who likes good lighting, that is going to make them look lovely.”
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Burnley will hope the disruption throws a City side struggling to reach the lofty standards they set last season further off their game.
Guardiola’s champions have already lost three times this season and have taken four points from their last three games.
Sean Dyche’s men, meanwhile, remain in the hunt for a top five spot this term.
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