Man City manager Guardiola: Jesus ready to replace Aguero

Man City manager Guardiola: Jesus ready to replace Aguero

However, as the winger rightly points out, he still has 17 league goals this season, level with the likes of Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and behind only City's Sergio Aguero in the scoring charts. Every game from now until May 12 looks like being must win now and we look set for the most exciting title race since 2012.

However, Guardiola is taking nothing for granted against Neil Warnock's side.

"In the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in the Camp Nou, Bayern hit the crossbar two times".

Toby Alderweireld's own goal a minute from time moved Liverpool two points ahead of title rivals Manchester City. "The reality is it is just Cardiff for now", he said.

While City forward Raheem Sterling and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk appear to be the front runners to scoop the Player of the Year honours this season, the Portugal midfielder has also made a compelling case to be considered.

"I told the boys after the game there are 500,000 ways probably to win a football game". I know that, we knew that. But we've always bounced back. "Mentally the players are ready". Hopefully not, we'll work with that, he's working with that, but the truth is we could use him [for only a] few games. Maybe in the second half we didn't play at the top of our game but we won the game and that's the most important thing.

Fulham's Cyrus Christie went into the book for a frustrated foul on David Silva as City continued their easy control of the game, and another home change followed as Cairney was replaced by Andre Schurrle.

If you want to side with City in the correct score market and you want to follow the seasonal stats then 3-1 should be your selection given five of their home matched have already finished 3-1 this term. "It is hard to explain, but at the same time I am proud of the performance". I don't care about the goal.

'That is the best way you have to face it.

It is little wonder Fulham is next-from-last and facing relegation given the sloppiness of the defending before both City goals.

"Yesterday when I saw Arsenal and how good they are playing in the last period with an incredible manager in Unai [Emery], the incredible distance that we have is because we have done incredibly so far".

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