Pep Guardiola tells Manchester City to prepare offer

City manager Pep Guardiola yesterday admitted that Turf Moor would be "a hard place to go", warning his flagging side, who are 11 points behind leaders Liverpool who are on 40, to expect an aerial bombardment.

Asked why Stones and Otamendi are not trusted together, Guardiola said: "Because I like 'Dinho playing in that position a lot". We have to think about what we have to do to win the games and play quite similar to recent games, especially like Newcastle and, except for 20-25 minutes, against Chelsea. Of course, it is not good for us.

The 34-year-old Brazil midfielder, who has been deployed as a centre-back this season, sees his current deal expire in June 2020.

"I think it's typical for this league, through the whole history, that there are many, many teams involved [in the title race]", said Guardiola.

"I am not thinking about how many games we have to win, just try to win the next one", he added. They are incredible. They take of themselves perfectly, have an incredible unit.

We put a healthy pressure on our shoulders to say we can achieve this, and we can claw back points and close the gap.

However, Jesus gave City the cushion they desired five minutes into the second half with a thumping finish from Bernardo's in-swinging cross.

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The Bucs (3-6) lead the National Football League in run defense, yielding just 77.8 yards per game on the ground. Wide receiver Mike Evans had 82 yards on four catches. "It's just we've been very, very inconsistent.

Guardiola has now confirmed his comeback will not happen until after those games.

City snatched a 1-0 win at Burnley last season through a Sergio Aguero goal as part of their stunning late run to pip Liverpool to the title.

'In the situation we are in we can not think about the people who are in front. "Three players is just substituting some positions".

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Amazon Prime Video‎ will be making its Premier League broadcasting debut on Tuesday night with Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth, but hot on the heels of that particular blockbuster follows Burnley vs Manchester City.

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  • Lawrence Cooper