FA Cup Fourth Round Report: Manchester City v Burnley 26 January 2019

FA Cup Fourth Round Report: Manchester City v Burnley 26 January 2019

Liverpool playing their next two matches after Manchester City will not impact the Premier League title race, according to Pep Guardiola.

"We can - not get close to them, because it's hard - but imitate them".

Being involved in four competitions means City face more games than their rivals - particularly Liverpool, who were knocked out of the domestic cup competitions early on.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has challenged his in-form players to relish their demanding schedule as they continue to chase Premier League leaders Liverpool with a visit to Newcastle on Tuesday.

"We have to imagine what Newcastle will do and focus, that's the only way - to be consistent and try to win".

The Spaniard admitted there is still a lot to improve and insisted all at the club are eager to play in as many games as possible and rectify their shortcomings sooner rather than later.

After beating Burton Albion F.C 1-0 in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi final 2018-19, City were considered the favorites again for their FA Cup clash against Burnley on Saturday.

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Guardiola has stated the importance of every game City will play from now until the end of the season, making clear that his team can not afford to slip up again.

"And after that the guys who play better, or the guys who are more nicer with me and the staff and his mates, they have more chance to play the important games that everyone wants to play".

"They will always be a small club compared to their neighbours Manchester United and compared to Liverpool, with the latter two having decades of success that have allowed them to become sporting giants on the world stage". They know they're all decent and they all know I can only pick one. They want to attack and make counter attack.

"At City, they hope to win the league and are setting their own standards high in a bid to achieve their goals. It's the only way I understand when you are in four competitions".

"It will happen tomorrow as they defend really well but also at the same time I feel we attack better against this type of defence".

"In three days we go there and after that, it's time to think about Arsenal".

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