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Guardiola, Sterling: Not Easy Playing Against Leicester

Guardiola, Sterling: Not Easy Playing Against Leicester

 

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects his side to go for wins in their last two Premier League matches of the season after a controversial game against Leicester City on Saturday which his team won by 2-1.

Guardiola admits that Leicester were difficult opponents but also adds that it was the right decision to have ruled out Riyad Mahrez's penalty 'goal' which would have put scores at 2-2.

"We have two games left and it was so important – against the last champions," Guardiola told Sky Sports.
"When you play against them you understand why they were champions. In the first half we were good and it was a shame to concede an amazing goal. 

"Everything happened in the last 10 minutes. It's not easy to win games in a row. Now we rest for Tuesday.

"I don't know if Raheem (Sterling) touched the ball. The referee's never spoken about that. He's in his office, you can go and ask him. Well done [to referee Bobby Madley for spotting Mahrez’s double hit]. It's the first or second time I've seen that in my life. We have to look after our boots.

"We need one more game to be in the top four but it's in our hands. West Brom will be tough but so we can be better than today. And we go to Watford."

Meanwhile, Manchester City winger Sterling is excited that his team were able to get past Leicester City on Saturday.

David Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored to hand City the win, with Shinji Okazaki the scorer of the consolation goal for Leicester.

Sterling was in an offside position when Silva scored, but the England star insists he was not interfering with play.

"David shot and I realised if I touched it then it would be offside. I wasn't worried because I knew I didn't touch it," he told Sky Sports News.

"It's a massive win. There's been times throughout the season when I felt we deserved more but didn't get any luck. Today we got the luck."

Saturday's win took City to the third position in the table with 72 points.

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