City’s Pep Guardiola after Leicester loss: I must change the dynamic

Ruben Holloway
December 27, 2018

Manchester City only lost twice in all of 2017-18 as they became the champions, but this loss was their second in five days after a shock 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday. How good a team we are.

Liverpool won the last of their league titles in 1990, a fact of which they are regularly reminded by opposing fans, and by none more so than those of Manchester United, who have seen their side crowned champions 13 times during the intervening period. When we win I insist they are calm and now it is the same. But the reality is we lost three in four games and the last two. If not, it will not be possible'.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson can only watch as Ricardo Pereira's shot flies past him for Leicester City's winner

Nonetheless, with or without Silva, Leicester will have to produce an even better performance than they did against Chelsea last week to be able to get anything off City.

When Delph was dismissed for a high challenge on Pereira in the dying moments, Guardiola's misery was complete. "We have an incredible amount of points", he said.

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Liverpool made it an unhappy return to Anfield for the club's former coach Rafael Benitez by crushing his Newcastle side 4-0 to go six points clear at the top of the English Premier League on Wednesday. And he will be concerned about the lack of match sharpness shown by Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne who looked sluggish yesterday after injury lay-offs. But, just like against Palace, Guardiola's side let their opponents back into the game within minutes of going in front.

Manchester City suffered their second successive defeat as Ricardo Pereira's spectacular late strike gave Leicester a win and dropped Pep Guardiola's side down to third.

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"We lost with the lottery of the penalties".

Mathias Jorgensen pulled one back for the Terriers with two minutes left on the clock, but United eased home 3-1. You have to be confident to play and to come back.

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He now feels justified in the much-criticised decision to pick a weakened team for their Carabao Cup exit against Manchester City. "We don't have a player like Fernandinho in his position and we have to think about how we solve it".

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