Iheanacho Subbed On As Man City Cruise Past Southampton

Everton already have two veteran defenders in Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka, and whilst landing Kompany could be something of a coup if at full health, the Toffees should be looking to land a young centre back than the 31-year-old Kompany.

But Aguero repeatedly stated his desire to stay at the Etihad Stadium and it now seems he has underlined that determination by returning from his brief spell on the bench as a rejuvenated figure.

City are still awaiting their first triumph in Europe's elite club competition and were eliminated by Monaco at the Round of 16 stage in this season's edition. Guardiola will be hoping for a similar performance and scoreline next week. "I scored in front of the away fans and for me it was a great feeling". Now he's involved in the game.

"There are no complaints about what he has done after the injury for Gabriel Jesus". We can not forget how good they are, after what they did in Dortmund [a 3-2 win in the quarter-final first leg]. "He's trying and that is what I want". Last week I decided on Claudio and Saturday I will decide (again).

United have a game in hand over Manchester City however a victory for City would all but confirm their place in next seasons Champions League.

"For our team it's always this process of improving and getting better and you saw that today".

"That they won at West Brom last weekend without Manolo Gabbiadini, Charlie Austin, Virgil van Dijk, Steven Davis, Sofiane Boufal and Oriol Romeu bodes well". We can not forget he made seven or eight posts.

Guardiola believes his team fell due to their game management. They have very good midfielders, all the strikers are so fast, they play the wingers inside and all of them have good quality.

Kompany is in his ninth season on these shores and remains the only City player to lift the Premier League trophy as captain.

Seconds later and the former Barcelona boss had even more reason to be frustrated as summer signing Sane surged through the Saints defence and, as he looked to round Forster, was brought down by the England stopper.

Pep Guardiola: "I think Southampton are making an exceptional season".

  • Julie Sanders