Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reveals preference in Premier League title race

Belgian global Lukaku scored two goals to give Manchester United a priceless 3-1 win at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in their last 16-second leg clash and that was more than enough for the Red Devils to secure a quarterfinal spot on away goals.

Pep Guardiola hopes Manchester City can maintain their "incredible" recent form as the finish line in a momentous season moves into sight.

Guardiola said the Premier League was lagging behind other European countries which had already implemented VAR in their top-flight leagues.

Manchester City will have to win every match until the end of the season if they are to retain their Premier League title, according to Vincent Kompany.

Pep Guardiola and Javi Gracia both called for the offside rule to be clarified after Raheem Sterling's controversial opening goal in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Watford here on Saturday.

He said: "I think the club made their statement yesterday, I can't add more than that".

I am sorry if it (the first goal) is offside but we deserve to win. We were 0-0 and did not concede too much and this goal opened the game.

General view outside the stadium before the match
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City will face Bundesliga side Schalke in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, leading 3-2 from the first leg in Germany.

There was much cause for celebration for the England global, as Sterling scored the fastest Premier League hat-trick since then-Everton striker Romelu Lukaku hit a treble against Sunderland two-and-a-half years ago. "The Premier League decides against VAR when all around the world we have it".

Manchester City got exactly what they deserved out of this match as they spent the whole game searching and probing for goal scoring opportunities. This week we have three games in three different competitions which allow us to go through or out - especially in two. Sometimes it's with you, sometimes against, but again, in 90 minutes, we played really well.

The Reds are still searching to win their first major trophy under Klopp since his appointment as Brendan Rodgers' successor at Anfield back in October 2015.

Watford made seven changes to their starting line-up ahead of Saturday's game at the Etihad Stadium in an attempt to frustrate the champions, and just like Bournemouth did the previous weekend the Hornets reached the interval without recording a single shot of any note.

The laws on offside certainly seem to suggest that Sterling was offside and now former Premier League referee Chris Foy has backed up that notion.


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