Aguero absent for City's 'cup final' against Cardiff

Elena Summers
April 3, 2019

Nobody. We knew it and I knew it.

Cardiff have lost all ten of their Premier League away matches against the "big six" conceding an average of 2.7 goals per game and Warnock has managed a side away at City six times in total and he's yet to see a goal scored in his favour.

Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero for Cardiff's visit to the Etihad Stadium but Pep Guardiola is backing Gabriel Jesus.

Mendy, who was not in the team for Saturday's game at Fulham, took part in training later in the day but the incident may test Guardiola's patience with the defender, who was signed from Monaco for £52m in 2017.

PEP GUARDIOLA, Manchester City manager, on the impressive contributions Bernardo Silva has made to the team.

The victory carried Liverpool back to the top of the league standings, although Manchester City can move ahead of the Reds once again if they win their game in hand.

Asked about the incident last weekend, Guardiola said: "They are old enough to know what they have to do, I'm not his father".

"I want to win the Premier League - that is the most important thing to me".


"Hopefully next Saturday, next Thursday but we will see the evolution of the next days".

"What Bernardo has done this season is a outcome of the way he accepts his role", said Guardiola after another starring role at Craven Cottage.

"But now there's no other option, we don't have any other choice, so every game we have to win, if not you drop that competition".

I thought it was a nice touch, and I hope Neil Warnock sees the amusing side too.

"Overall I think we were better than Liverpool", said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. We compete with Man City, tell me two better teams at the moment, and we compete with them.

A woeful 2-0 loss at Everton was following by an even more limp effort at Cardiff, which looked certain to end in an embarrassing defeat before Cesar Azpilicueta's clearly offside equaliser triggered their late fightback.

"Beating Cardiff is our main target, then we go to Wembley and we want to try to win a trophy I have never won".

His threat to play the youngsters was very much tongue-in-cheek but he's going to have his work cut out to lift the squad after Sunday and I suspect Wednesday's game has already been written off mentally.

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