Pep Guardiola asks Gabriel Jesus to keep helping Manchester City

Pep Guardiola asks Gabriel Jesus to keep helping Manchester City

"The doctors told me (on Friday) Sergio can not play", Guardiola said.

City goalkeeper Ederson pushed to safety when Wilson failed to get a decisive touch on Josh King's inswinging cross, but he could not keep out the England striker's powerful 44th-minute header.

City were without Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez at the Etihad but normal service resumed as they took the lead against Bournemouth after 16 minutes through Bernardo Silva.

Manchester City maintained their 100% home Premier League record but were made to work hard to see off a determined Bournemouth on Saturday.

City remain top of the league heading into the midweek fixtures, but Liverpool's incredible late victor against Everton in Sunday's Merseyside derby means the gap is still just two points. "Leroy, I don't know what he ate - maybe it will be on the menu for the next games for everybody - and changed the direction [of the game]".

The Germany global was pictured out and about in the city on a day of after his star performance in City's 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Sterling netted from close-range after Begovic spilled Danilo's shot, making it eight goals in six league appearances against Bournemouth for the City winger. "They put so many balls into the box - they are so strong".

Southampton had won only once in 13 league matches this season, that solitary success coming at Crystal Palace on September 1, yet within 12 minutes they had carved open the United defence.

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The Reds fell behind to an early Stuart Armstrong strike and when Cedric doubled Southampton's lead from an excellent free-kick the signs looked ominous.

"So, yes, we might be a bit better".

Newcastle's run of three straight wins came to an end after a 3-0 loss to West Ham at St James' Park.

Ander Herrera equalised before halftime to bring United fully back into the contest but the match petered out into a draw, a result that will not please either manager much.

"We don't expect every 90 minutes to have an incredible performance".

In the race for a top-four finish to qualify for the Champions League, which might be a minimum requirement for Mourinho to stay in his job, United is six points behind fourth-place Chelsea, whose game in hand is against Fulham on Sunday.

Leicester City climbed to seventh in the table after James Maddison scored a fine individual effort to add to Jamie Vardy's opener from the spot in a 2-0 victory over Watford, who had Etienne Capoue sent off.

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