Away teams given cold shoulder at Etihad Stadium

Every little helps: heated seats for home team only at Etihad Stadium Credit: PA Images

Manchester City are taking advantage of the cold weather by refusing to install heated seats in the away dug-out at the Etihad Stadium.

Heating was installed for each seat in the home dug-out in October and can be turned on at the touch of a button by the players and manager Manuel Pellegrini.

But the same has not been offered to away teams who will have to shiver their way through matches at the home of the champions.

The advantage did not prove telling on Sunday when City were held to a surprise 2-2 draw by Burnley.