Guardiola says City have faith in Sane

05 December, 2018, 06:00 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Preview Guardiola hints of changes as City aim to go five clear

Guardiola had the busy festive period to come in mind as he made five changes to his side from the midweek win over Lyon, with Sergio Aguero not in the matchday squad at all and David Silva coming on as a second-half substitute.

Abdoulaye Doucoure had them anxious in the closing stages after Fabian Delph lost possession near his own penalty area, but City soaked up the late pressure to hold onto the lead.

"We were made to feel those dangers in Champions League and FA Cup last season", he said.

Raheem Sterling changed the game and Leroy Sane was fantastic too.

"When I came to London I thought Big Ben was in the city but no, he is in Watford for us", said Watford manager Javi Gracia. I don't know what he ate but it will be on the menu for the next games!

And one huge omission from the entire squad was striker Aguero, with Guardiola revealing he had a "muscular disruption".

Fourteen matches played, 12 won, two drawn and 43 goals scored, City have been dominant once again this campaign.

The Premier League champions had been pegged back by a Callum Wilson equaliser on the stroke of half-time after taking an early lead through Bernardo Silva at the Etihad Stadium.

But the leaders restored order in the 57th minute as Sterling continued his mastery of Eddie Howe's team.


But Sterling regained the lead for City in the 57th minute by netting a rebound from close range, becoming the first player to score in his first six Premier League appearances against a single opponent.

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan has said that Pep Guardiola's side are not "invincible" in the Premier League this season.

Crystal Palace ended an eight-game winless run in beating third-to-last Burnley 2-0 to move three points clear of the relegation zone.

Ederson's distribution is so key to the way Guardiola wants City to play and former club goalkeeper Shay Given believes the Brazilian is the best in the world with the ball at his feet.

"We don't expect every 90 minutes to have an incredible performance". However, the hosts were reduced to 10 men just after 32 minutes when Steve Mounie was sent off for a high challenge on Yves Bissouma.

Brighton drew level in first half stoppage-time through Shane Duffy's towering header.

Troy Deeney had gone close to opening the scoring for Watford before Leroy Sane put City 1-0 ahead on 40 minutes with a chested goal from Riyad Mahrez's cross.

Watford's misery was complete when Etienne Capoue was sent off in the 90th minute for a lunge on Kelechi Iheanacho.

Recommended:

  • Merkel on her way to G20 after plane trouble

    Merkel on her way to G20 after plane trouble

    The plane, which was operated by the German air force, had a communications systems failure, according to a military spokesman. A senior journalist with the public national television ZDF said Merkel would spend Thursday night in Bonn.
    Trump signs trade deal with Canada and Mexico

    Trump signs trade deal with Canada and Mexico

    The Council of Canadians' honorary chairperson Maude Barlow, meanwhile, said the deal in its current form has "many poison pills". Kushner effusively praised Peña Nieto, saying he "put Mexican interests first even when it wasn't popular".
    Everton at their strongest in my tenure, warns Klopp

    Everton at their strongest in my tenure, warns Klopp

    The development and improvement is obvious. "Sunday is another very big game for us". "Yes, in specific games we can say that", he said.
  • Red Wings get cash windfall from NHL's Seattle expansion

    Red Wings get cash windfall from NHL's Seattle expansion

    Oshie was raised in Everett, Wash., just north of Seattle, and he didn't hesitate when asked what he would name the team. For context, the Golden Knights ran a season-ticket drive in 2015 and received 5,000 deposits in the first two days.
    Trump Holds out Possible Extension on 90-day China Trade Truce

    Trump Holds out Possible Extension on 90-day China Trade Truce

    President Donald Trump announced that China agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on imported cars on Sunday. Auto tariffs will be discussed right away in follow-up talks, Kudlow said.
    Alaska tsunami poses no threat to OR , officials say

    Alaska tsunami poses no threat to OR , officials say

    Still, local officials said life was returning to normal even as four to eight inches of snow were expected on Sunday. The city's police department said it had caused "major infrastructure damage to Anchorage ". "I kept waking up".
  • Trump could meet Kim Jong Un in early 2019

    Trump could meet Kim Jong Un in early 2019

    And while it may have been tacked on to the end of two days of G20 diplomacy, it was in many ways the main event of the weekend. However, the FTSE 100 , whose listed companies are less exposed to the U.S. and China, dropped 1 per cent on Friday.
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Argentine president

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Argentine president

    Despite the findings, the report also said: "To be clear, we lack direct reporting of the Crown Prince issuing a kill order". On Saturday, Trudeau also sat down separately with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
    US Migrant Caravan: Tijuana officials brace more incoming migrants

    US Migrant Caravan: Tijuana officials brace more incoming migrants

    The migrants had crossed the U.S. -Mexico border illegally during a chaotic clash with Border Patrol agents near Tijuana Mexico. Maria Luisa Cáceres, 42, took her 15-year-old special-needs son to the border to try to illegally enter the United States.
  • NFL Team Cuts Star Running Back After Footage Of Attack On Woman

    NFL Team Cuts Star Running Back After Footage Of Attack On Woman

    Later in the footage, which was originally released by TMZ , Hunt can be seen kicking the woman while she crouched on the floor. With that said, the unnamed victim still has 18-months to bring her case to the Prosecutor's Office, before the motion expires.
    MBS welcomed at G-20; Trump under fire

    MBS welcomed at G-20; Trump under fire

    And you're doing a fantastic job, and I want to congratulate you", he added. "I like the deal we have now". About 22,000 police officers and other security forces are guarding the leaders during the summit.
    Russian Federation  risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

    Russian Federation risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

    One reason for the persistent HIV epidemic in Europe is that late diagnosis remains a challenge across the whole Region. Also in Germany, an estimated 13,000 people with HIV who are unaware of their infection.


Popular

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. Oklahoma Sooners
The Blazers are in only their second season back after the university discontinued the football program for 2 years. They've lost three straight bowl games, including a 49-7 loss to Navy in last year's Military Bowl.

Bill Kelly: Trump says deal or no deal
Nancy Pelosi, the frontrunner to regain her position as Speaker of the House, on Friday called the deal a "work in progress". Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has been critical of the new trilateral trade deal.

WashPo: Bush family to avoid Trump criticism at funeral
The 95-year-old Dole, who uses a wheelchair, was helped to his feet by an aide and saluted the former commander in chief. Sully will reportedly be traveling with the former President's casket on his flight to Washington , D.C. on Monday.

Economists, Wall Street split on Fed signals
US President Donald Trump has openly criticised Mr Powell for his leadership of the Fed , despite selecting him for the job. In his speech Wednesday, Powell spoke directly to the stock market volatility and somewhat downplayed the recent action.

Binyamin Netanyahu 'took bribes from Israeli media giant'
Mr Netanyahu held the government's communications portfolio until a year ago and oversaw regulation in the field. Netanyahu now leads a coalition with a razor-thin 61 seat majority in the 120-seat parliament.

UGA misses College Football Playoff after Alabama loss
Alabama hung on against rival Georgia to win the SEC, Clemson routed Pitt in the ACC and Oklahoma topped Texas in the Big 12. The Bulldogs dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 after squandering a 14-point lead to top-ranked Alabama in the SEC Championship.

South Korea says North Korean soldier defects to South
The first will go through central North Korea and along the northwestern coast to the city of Sinuiju near the Chinese border. On board is a team of South Korean experts investigating ways to help North Korea modernise its rail network.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was present when Mr Russell-Moyle made the announcement, of which he felt "relieved" to have done so. He added that it was Nelson Mandela's speech on HIV awareness that "tipped him over the edge" to eventually talk about it.

We're not concerned about being liked - Tim Paine
We are now working on a few specifics and the whole idea of practice game is to get the feel going. Responding to Clarke's statement, Paine said the team had not spoken about being "liked" by anyone.

Economists, Wall Street split on rate hike signals
It was a "rookie mistake, " Omair Sharif, senior USA economist at Societe Generale, said Wednesday in a note to clients. The central bank expects the unemployment rate to remain historically low next year.