​Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has admitted his teammates were "gutted" after failing to close the gap on Liverpool on Saturday, letting the Reds open up an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. 

The reigning champions twice threw away a one-goal against Newcastle United, with goals from Jetro Willems and Jonjo Shelvey proving to be enough for Steve Bruce side to pick up a vital point in their hopes of survival.

Jonjo Shelvey,Phil Foden

City have also dropped points against the likes Wolverhampton Wanderers and Norwich City, and Foden has admitted that the club's chances of retaining the Premier League title are out of their hands.

"We are all gutted in the changing room," Foden said, quoted by the Manchester Evening News. "We wanted to get the three points today and it's disappointing after their goal. We need to move forward and focus on our next games.

"We thought that [Kevin De Bruyne's goal] was going to be the winner. But they kept going and they manage to score a great strike in the end, unfortunately for us.

“It's not in our hands now. All we can do is win every game, it's going to be a big challenge for us.

“I think [December] is the most important time of the season. Teams usually drop points, it's going to be interesting. All we can do now is to try to win all our games and see where it takes us."

City now face a tough trip to Lancashire where they'll take on a Burnley side who lost their most recent match at Turf Moor 2-0 against Crystal Palace.

But all eyes will already be on next weekend's Manchester derby, as well as games against Arsenal and Leicester City, which are all coming up before the Christmas festivities.

For more from Ben Carter, follow him on Twitter!