Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his players for revitalising the title race after inflicting Premier League leaders Liverpool's first defeat of the season.
• Manager says Liverpool are ‘best team in Europe’• City close gap to seven points before showdown
Pep Guardiola suggested Manchester City’s Premier League title defence would have been over if they had not beaten Southampton, while admitting it remains precariously balanced going into Thursday’s showdown with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
City won 3-1 thanks to goals from David Silva and Sergio Agüero, either side of a James Ward-Prowse own goal, to cut the gap on Liverpool to seven points...
• Manager says he still respects Leeds’s Marcelo Bielsa• Guardiola considering buying new left-back in summer
Pep Guardiola has said his Bayern Munich team were spied on but that he would never resort to such tactics in England, as the fallout from the Marcelo Bielsa affair continued.
Bielsa has admitted to spying on every team Leeds United have played this season. Guardiola said it had done nothing to damage his respect for the Argentinian and that spying was common in Spain, where he managed...