first_imgThe City manager was in no mood to analyse the table and insisted he is interested only in his own team’s performances.“We cannot play the games against Liverpool, we cannot do anything about them,” said Guardiola.“All we can do is win our games and be there. We’ve spoken to our players about it and the fact we cannot control what they can do. All we can do is be there and maybe one day they fail. But if they don’t lose, then they’ll be champions.“We’ve done incredible numbers after last season, but one team has done better than us so far. All we can do is be there until the end and the results will dictate who will win.”Two weeks into 2019, City have scored a remarkable 21 goals in four home games this year and have hit 99 in all competitions already in the current campaign.Jesus had scored just three times in his 16 league games coming into the new year but his two-goal performance against Nuno Espirito Santo’s team continued his rich vein of recent form.He scored once in the seven-goal FA Cup win over Rotherham and hit four in last week’s 9-0 League Cup humiliation of Burton, and now has seven goals in his past three outings, although City’s task was made easier by a straight red card shown to Boly in the 19th minute.Jesus’s opener came in the 10th minute after a magnificent 40-yard pass from defender Aymeric Laporte exposed the Wolves defence and sent Leroy Sane sprinting down the left.The German’s low cross was judged to perfection, as was Jesus’s run, as he slid in and steered the ball into an open goal.Boly’s rash challenge, an out-of control, one-footed lunge at Bernardo Silva, may not have been malicious but was deserving of a red soon after.“It was quite a bad tackle but I’m fine,” said Bernardo. “Yes, he did apologise at the end of the game. These things happen.”— ‘Magician’s ball’ —With Wolves down to 10 men, Jesus’s second of the evening, from a 39th-minute penalty, made it hard to see Wolves forcing their way back.Again, referee Craig Pawson appeared to have made the right decision as Raheem Sterling played a one-two only to be brought down by Ryan Bennett’s clumsy challenge. Jesus took a stuttering run-up for his spot kick, but there was nothing hesitant in his confident finish into the bottom right corner.Gabriel Jesus scored twice against Wolves to continue a rich vein of form and send a message to his manager © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYKevin De Bruyne, surprisingly left on the bench after his angry reaction to being substituted in last week’s thrashing of Burton, was brought on just after the hour.And, in a lively performance, it was his cross, following a 78th-minute short corner that was deflected into his own goal by Conor Coady.“I don’t have a magician’s ball to discover when I’m going to lose points,” said Guardiola.“But I said to the players, ‘don’t look at the calendar for the Liverpool games — forget about it,’ because normally when this happens, in my experience, you lose your games, and after that it’s over.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Willy Boly foul on Bernardo Silva left Wolves with 10 men after 19 minutes © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 15 – Pep Guardiola said his Manchester City team will be poised to pounce if Premier League leaders Liverpool falter, following a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves on Monday that left City four points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side.Two first-half goals from Gabriel Jesus, either side of a straight red card for Wolves’ French defender Willy Boly, allowed City to demonstrate that they had banished their shaky December form.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur WATCH: Dreams do come true – Bale and kids recreate UEFA Champions League goal Goal 03:56 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Gareth Bale 2014 Champions League final Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Gareth Bale Videos #TooExcitedTo think about anything other than the UCL? Gareth Bale and Nissan have prepared something just for you! The UEFA Champions League begins in earnest this week as the group stage kicks off with some mouth-watering ties.And to celebrate the extension of their partnership with UEFA, Nissan and three-time UCL winner Gareth Bale reminded us all that dreams do come true.The Real Madrid star joined a group of lucky youngsters to recreate his most famous moment from Europe’s elite club competition, when he headed what was effective the trophy-winning goal against rivals Atletico in the 2014 final. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And as if that wasn’t enough, Nissan are offering fans the chance to see Bale in action against his old club, Tottenham Hotspur, when Madrid meet Spurs in this season’s competition.#TooExcitedTo think about anything other than the UEFA Champions League? Click here to comment and get a chance to win tickets to see an amazing game. Ready?last_img read more