Everton Have Impressed Me - Pep Guardiola Warns of Tough Test

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"We'll see how we react". "I think he has handled in the last years many situations, rumours, people saying not nice things about him, his family or in that case, the colour of his skin: so that is why I admire him".

"Maybe it is not easy for him but he is calm, happy playing football and he is beloved by the staff and in the locker room".

City responded forcefully by sending on Sterling and within minutes the England forward had restored a two-advantage, heading home a Fernandinho cross from six yards.

Manager Pep Guardiola said of Aguero: "He did the last training session with the team".

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Guardiola said: "Yesterday (Stones) was in treatment and today we train at 4pm". The problem is when he has to think and then he doesn't score a goal.

Guardiola believes Sterling is at his best as a finisher when instincts take over, as demonstrated by his 69th-minute header. "And after we scored, we conceded the third too fast".

Gabriel Jesus chose the ideal occasion to score in the league for the first time since August when he grabbed a double while Raheem Sterling, racially abused in the loss at Chelsea, ended a hard week on a happy note when he wrapped up victory with the third goal. "It is so important for him". In those 14 games, they have scored in only three of them and been outscored by an aggregate of 30-4.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has a strong squad to pick players from. EPA
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has a strong squad to pick players from. EPA

The creative playmaker helped his side beat Real Madrid 3-0 on Wednesday night in the Champions League group stages and he could be the flawless understudy for Gylfi Sigurdsson at Everton if they can get him back on side.

Clubs from the same country are unable to meet so as teams that played in the same group but some opponents are more likely to meet others. It is good for his confidence. He has done it in a fantastic way and it will be so good for him - for him and the rest of the team. Back in the 2004/05 season, when David Moyes was manager, the club reached fourth place in the Premier League.

Jesus's contribution came as Sergio Agüero was reinstated to the match-day squad following injury, though the Argentinian remained an unused substitute.

The Belgian hadn't played since November 1 because of his second knee injury of the season and this was only his sixth appearance in all competitions. 'Tuesday in the Carabao Cup (against Leicester) is the next one.

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