Borini asks Sunderland to exploit City's 'shaky' defence

  • Borini asks Sunderland to exploit City's 'shaky' defence

Borini asks Sunderland to exploit City's 'shaky' defence

"But you have to show again in Sunderland and in the next games", explained Guardiola, whose now third-placed side head into the weekend 11 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola says it's a shame Chelsea's table lead is so comfortable considering how well Man City are now playing.

Manchester City moved up to third in the Premier League table, after goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland. We know the last two or three months are the most important of the season. We are there behind, of course, Chelsea because they are nearly unstoppable.

Pep Guardiola introduced both Kevin De Bruyne and Nolito and they both went close from distance, before Aguero was denied by a fantastic save from Pickford.

"We did so well to win the game and get 2-0 up", Kane, who has now scored 24 goals in 28 appearances this season, told Sky Sports.

"We have to believe". [But] then you expect someone who proclaims he is a genius in football to go in and sort it out but I don't think they will.

"We hit the post and we just don't quite get the rebound".

'But he's just 21 years old, so the gap to become a really good player is still so big.

"I can say that because I was the manager of the best player in history [Lionel Messi]".

"I know they will be more physical and pay more attention due to their situation". It's a good victory for us. "With this talent it would be a pity not to try to realise all this potential that he has".

But after 20 minutes, Sunderland were within a whisker of opening the scoring as Defoe turned and shot from the edge of the area, with the ball coming back off the post and Borini only able to head a hard rebound wide.

Aguero will likely terrify the ageing legs of John O'Shea and the fragile minds of Lamine Kone and Papy Djilobodji as the trio ponder which combination David Moyes will line them up in for Sunday's game.

However, it was the Black Cats who enjoyed the better of the first half and they could have been forgiven for feeling aggrieved as they left the pitch 1-0 down at the break. Sunderland were so aggressive.

"They have top players but we need to make sure we do everything we can to nullify them and get something from the game".