City derby win would be massive - De Bruyne

City derby win would be massive - De Bruyne

Guardiola's City are eight points clear of Manchester United at the top of the table - and only United have ever overcome such a deficit after 15 games in Premier League history.

Former Chelsea star Michael Essien believes the side's Premier League title ambition is far from over, despite now trailing leaders Manchester City by 11 points. The two managers renewed acquaintances at the beginning of last season after Mourinho took the reins at Manchester United and Guardiola set up shop across town at Manchester City.

The Brazilian, Pep Guardiola's second attempt to replace Joe Hart, has already kept ten clean sheets and impressed numerous club's supporters with his absolute confidence with the ball at his feet (perhaps best summed by one particularly memorable touch in the midweek win against Southampton last week).

Manchester City restored their eight-point gap over Manchester United on Sunday thanks to David Silva's late victor against West Ham United. "But the teams have been playing closed, we have had difficulty finding the spaces there, because there are a lot of people in front of the box".

Madrid finished the 2011-12 season as champions and Guardiola, worn out by the constant sniping, stepped down at Camp Nou and would not resurface at Bayern Munich for another year.


First-half goals from Brazilian pair Bernard and Ismaily stunned Pep Guardiola's side on a freezing night at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, with Sergio Aguero's injury-time penalty too late to affect the outcome. "They wouldn't come out for the game, they came for the counterattack only". I think it's going to be a spectacle.

Recent results, however, give United reason for optimism.

Feyenoord beat third-place Napoli 2-1 in Wednesday's other game in Group F. "They (United) might, for the first time this season, have just seen a little ray of hope", said former United captain Gary Neville.

He also went on to state that he does not see his City side going unbeaten for long. No stories of Lacazette, David Silva.

"It's a big victory", Guardiola told the BBC.

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