Aguero named in Man City squad for Wembley showdown with Brighton

Arnold Nichols
April 6, 2019

That may pose issues at left-back, where the in-form Oleksandr Zinchenko joined Fabian Delph among the sidelined, and at a point when Benjamin Mendy is out of favour, while they wait to see if striker Sergio Aguero will be fit to return at Wembley.

But Guardiola said he won't take any chances with his selection with the potential for another 13 games if they are to get anywhere near the quadruple. "We're going to go there and be ready to win the game".

City are challenging on all fronts this season and could potentially win three more trophies before the campaign ends, having already lifted the League Cup.

Overall income climbed from £310 million to almost £381 million thanks to bigger crowds at their temporary home of Wembley, reaching the last 16 of the Champions League and improved commercial income.

Liverpool's injury-time victor over Tottenham on Sunday was the 33rd goal that the Reds have scored in injury-time to win a Premier League match, which is five more than any other team.

"But people said it would be easy, midweek against Cardiff".

"It is an incredible gesture", Guardiola told reporters on Friday.

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Guardiola was able to make seven changes for the visit of Neil Warnock's struggling team.

But he impressed in Wednesday's win over relegation-threatened Cardiff despite not getting on the scoresheet alongside De Bruyne and Leroy Sane.

Mahrez crossed in from the right, allowing Jesus the brilliantly chest the ball down into the path of Sane, who smashed home and gave the champions the second goal they deserved. "Today, we just had the control of the game from the beginning, we scored a great goal in the first half, and then we controlled until the end".

So on Saturday at Wembley they will need to find something more inspiring than that if they are to down a Manchester City side beginning to assemble a strong case for being judged as one of the very best club sides the English game has ever seen.

Somehow, the Welshmen managed to keep the ball out, and even mustered up a chance of their own, as Oumar Niasse found himself one on one with Ederson, who spreads himself well to keep the clean-sheet intact.

"To concede a goal like that early on is your fear the worst because they started like Real Madrid of 10 years ago".


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