Sergio Aguero's fitness could be the key to Man City's quadruple bid

Sergio Aguero's fitness could be the key to Man City's quadruple bid

Returning from an worldwide break for the fourth time this season with a league victory (and a clean sheet), City's players demonstrated they are following their manager's instruction: they do not look a bunch likely to be distracted by the enormity of the task.

City took the lead as early as the fifth minute of the encounter though Bernando Silva with Aguero providing the assist to the goal.

Bernardo Silva notched his 11th goal in all competitions this term, before setting up Sergio Aguero for a neat finish at Craven Cottage. We can win them all, or lose them all. "Playing away after the break is always hard, the players reacted very well", Guardiola told the Guardian.

"It's really important, but he is still a little bit far away from his best condition", said Guardiola, of Fernandinho.

Everton's Jordan Pickford gifted Divock Origi a 96th minute victor in similar fashion in the Merseyside derby back in December, while Liverpool were fortunate that 39-year-old Julien Speroni's only Premier League appearance of the season came at Anfield as he was at fault for at least two goals in a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace. "We did what we should do", said the City boss.

As an example, I was speaking with a mate just last night and he was talking about how great it would be if we beat Spurs on goal difference for the last Champions League spot, the reason was because he would have found it hilarious that Spurs with Harry Kane fail to make the top four because of goals. After the goals, we controlled it. Always you have doubts about how they're going to react.

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"We have a tough, tough opponent - but that's the challenge".

Fulham's Cyrus Christie went into the book for a frustrated foul on David Silva as City continued their easy control of the game, and another home change followed as Cairney was replaced by Andre Schurrle. As a precaution he decided not to continue.

"Of course, we are more focused on ourselves, but sometimes we look when Manchester is playing, we have more pressure than if we play ourselves! That result proved to us what we can achieve".

"The way we start to play (today) they (the players) show me they want to try".

"To be champions, I think they will have to win all seven of their remaining games - and even that might not be enough".

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