Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Kevin De Bruyne Steals The Match Ball From Sergio Aguero At Full

Kevin De Bruyne Steals The Match Ball From Sergio Aguero At Full

The Foxes were ridiculed for spending £17m on the central defender last summer, but his form this season at the King Power Stadium has seen him work his way into Garet Southgate's England starting line-up, with a place in the Three Lions' FIFA 2018 World Cup squad now looking probable.

However, Guardiola refused to say he could refuse to name a full compliment of subs again in coming weeks.

"We arrive good but we have to know that the Champions League is another competition, completely different", Guardiola explained.

Pep Guardiola's side extended their lead at the top of the table to 16 points this weekend as they put five past Leicester, while Manchester United were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle United.

"My example is words; the players' examples are the facts and one of the best players we have is the guy who runs the most and fights the most".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that captain Vincent Kompany will lift whatever trophies his side win this season, despite only playing a bit-part role in the campaign so far.

"He knows and everyone knows to be there you have to win titles and titles and titles". You have to be there in the latter stages. You've got 10 minutes to name as many of them as you possibly can.

He said: "In that period [December], I couldn't give him rest because David had some personal problems, it's going well with his son but now he's injured".

"I can not deny the distance to the next team (in the Premier League)".

"I am very pleased with the way everything is going for me".

Shortly after De Bruyne produced another masterclass in the centre, teammate Benjamin Mendy reacted with an epic post on Twitter. "We had that day a training session at 4 the afternoon, at the same time five or six of the players I could have taken, had a game here", Guardiola told a news conference. I am doing what I have to do. I am not busy with that before.

The Football Association, however, is hesitant to re-referee games and continue to hold out belief that match officials have already dealt with the incident if they caution a player for a foul.

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