Published: Wed, December 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Guardiola: City Cannot Go Unbeaten

Guardiola: City Cannot Go Unbeaten

Ian Wright has ruled out Manchester United catching Manchester City in the title race.

So are Manchester City now on course to eclipse the great sides of the Premier League era?

It's an odd stat that the Lilywhites are 19 points ahead of bottom club Swansea, and 18 behind City, but they will arrive at the Etihad determined to show the gap in quality is nowhere near as big as the Premier League table suggests.

The City boss is already convinced, however, that this team would have been too good for Guardiola the player.

While he will likely not feature against Tottenham, he could be in contention for the game against Leicester on Tuesday. If we want to catch them, we have to win nearly every game.

Guardiola's side have a goal difference of +44, the same as that of nearest rivals Manchester United and Chelsea combined.

City are unbeaten and have scored 52 goals in their 17 league games so far.

Who must Man City eclipse to be genuine greats?

He moulded the English strength of goalkeeper David Seaman and defenders Lee Dixon, Martin Keown, Steve Bould, Tony Adams and Nigel Winterburn on to the midfield power of Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit, the Dutch masters Marc Overmars and Dennis Bergkamp and the attacking strength of Ian Wright and Nicolas Anelka.

The Belgian maestro scored City's second goal, after Ilkay Gundogan had opened the scoring, and Raheem Sterling added two more in a thumping win that provisionally sent Pep Guardiola's men 14 points clear at the summit. "We are in a complete opposite side".

"We are so happy and we are going to fight to maintain it as long as possible".

"The day after (the penalty miss) he came in and held his hand up, he spoke to the players and myself and made the point that he would make it up to team, and that is what he has done", Palace manager Roy Hodgson said.

"Basically, if we run more, we play better and we care more, we can beat them".

It was a policy that nearly worked - but not quite. All three clubs supported me, all the decisions we believe in and they provide me with outstanding players.

Silva was the orchestrator at Old Trafford and in his absence against Spurs De Bruyne was simply sensational.

The Spaniard was missing due to personal reasons.

De Bruyne's goal - his seventh of the season - occurred moments after he had been left in a heap by an ugly ankle-high challenge from Dele Alli, who escaped with only a booking. Jesus fired the resulting spot-kick against the post and Sterling shot over from the rebound. If we want to catch them, we have to win nearly every game.

The Premier League records are there to be broken.

In other news for Manchester City, the side could be about to make a huge signing.

"But we are the first ones to win 15 in a row".

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