Pep Guardiola warns Manchester City there is no margin for error

Sergio Aguero's 23rd goal of the season helped Manchester City reclaim third place in the Premier League thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win at struggling Sunderland on Sunday. You couldn't even look over your shoulder at anybody because they were terrific in what they tried to give.

Sunderland have plenty of time to reflect on their perilous predicament, given that they face just one more league game before the start of April. "That's why I know he can improve", the Spaniard added.

"I want to get it to the wire, but we need to win the games".

"I was impressed because I wanted to get as much energy in the middle of the pitch to try and stop Manchester City dominating the game", said Moyes.

After the match, City chief coach Pep Guardiola City was pleased with the win, but felt that his players dropped their energy levels after the second goal, potentially allowing the hosts a route back into the game. That final goal came against Manchester City, and he is relishing the opportunity to lock horns with the same opponents again tomorrow.

"Victory was the 10th away league win this season for City - the most in Premier League, while they also recorded their first back-to-back clean sheets in the league under Guardiola and the third successive league double over Sunderland".

"We've got a good chance of staying up".

Defender Papy Djilobodji returns after suspension, but midfielder Steven Pienaar (calf) is a doubt as the relegation-threatened northeast club go in search of a victory in their bid to climb off the bottom of the Premier League. "Against the teams that are fighting it's hard", he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford said: "I think if we score that goal when Jerman Defoe hits the post it would have been a different game". "It was tough in the first few minutes, we expected them to be aggressive in terms of intensity and play". We lacked quality at times though. He should have a statue outside the stadium like people said, so we always know that football can change.

  • Julie Sanders