Published: Tue, January 22, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Guardiola unhappy as City keep pace with Liverpool in Huddersfield win

Guardiola unhappy as City keep pace with Liverpool in Huddersfield win

The 27-year-old made his first league start since December 26 in Sunday's 3-0 win at managerless Huddersfield, which lifted the defending champions back to within four points of leaders Liverpool.

It was a poor advert for the Premier League with Huddersfield, who look nearly certain to get relegated and who parted company with manager David Wagner this week, offering next to nothing as an attacking force.

Whatever manager Pep Guardiola had to say to his side at half-time spurred his side on after the break and Raheem Sterling headed in a cross - arguably offside - by Leroy Sane, to double the goal tally in the 54th minute.

There was always an air of confidence about the Citizens heading into the match, most likely formed by the fact that Huddersfield just can't score goals, but the way they went about their business was wonderful to watch.

"What we can do is beat United and then we are going to be there in the race but before that how many games do we have?"

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"The way we played we didn't deserve more than three goals", he said. They defended deep and man-to-man.

Sane was heavily involved in both goals, creating the first for Sterling by firing a cross into the middle which left the England worldwide with a simple diving header finish from close range. "Hopefully we can improve in the next games".

"There's two teams and even Tottenham, who have so many points at this stage of the season", said De Bruyne, whose side finished 19 points clear last season and had clinched the title with five games to spare. If Liverpool win, we have to win.

A fourth goal nearly followed soon after when Kevin De Bruyne was picked out by Danilo inside the area, but the Belgian could only float his header over the crossbar. If United beat Liverpool - flawless - but if United beat us the situation is the same.

"We have recent experience of what can happen through Leicester and Crystal Palace, so it would be a big mistake to think of that when we want to compete in all competitions". However, it must have been galling for the collective to see Chris Lowe's concentration waver and play Sane onside for Sterling's goal.

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