Vincent Kompany has claimed that there was nothing malicious in his controversial tackle on Aaron Lennon in Manchester City's defeat of Burnley on Saturday.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche stated that the Man City captain should have been sent off for his high challenge on Lennon in the first minute at the Etihad Stadium.
Lennon was able to play on after treatment but Dyche also revealed that the winger needed two stitches in a wound on his thigh.
"It certainly wasn't on purpose," Kompany told Sky Sports.
"It's happening a bit blindside. I think I got my studs on his leg but it's going for the ball.
"I think I got it and luckily he wasn't injured. That's the main thing."