Published: Wed, April 03, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

This Is Where Man City Have Edge On Liverpool - Andy Gray

This Is Where Man City Have Edge On Liverpool - Andy Gray

Nobody. We knew it and I knew it.

Wednesday's rearranged fixture against Cardiff is City's game in hand over Liverpool and offers the chance to move back to the top of the table after the same number of games as Jurgen Klopp's side.

Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City's home clash with Cardiff on Wednesday night, boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The Argentine global is also a doubt for City's FA Cup semi-final match against Brighton on Saturday, April 6.

Mendy has angered Guardiola on several occasions already this season; he was fined for repeatedly being late to training and meetings at the start of the campaign and was banned from the first-team set-up for a week after turning up more than three hours late for a recovery session while he was suffering from a foot injury in September.

Jamie Redknapp is backing Liverpool FC to win their first Premier League title this season, hinting that Manchester City could be distracted by the Champions League.

Cardiff haven't kept a league clean sheet against Man City in any of their last 13 meetings, having conceded 34 goals, or an average of 2.6 per game.

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Signed from Monaco for £43 million ($56 million, Sh5.6 billion) two years ago, the 24-year-old took his time to adapt to life in the Premier League, in one of the most expensively assembled squads in the history of the game.

The France worldwide has played only 27 minutes since suffering a knee injury in November, and only returned to full training once again last week.

"He didn't train the last two days (and) tomorrow is not able (to play)", said manager Pep Guardiola.

"Hopefully next Saturday, next Thursday but we will see the evolution of the next days".

"Gabriel is ready", said Guardiola. He makes a good season. Tomorrow he is going to help us, score goals and fight and create spaces for the others. It is a final for us every single game.

Kewvin McDonald came on for Babel for Fulham, with Riyad Mahrez replacing Sterling for City, the home side creating one last half-chance to set up a dramatic finish when Schurrle's low ball into the area took a couple of unsafe deflections before being held by Ederson.

Confident in the fortress of the Etihad, Man City have won 16 of their last 17 Premier League home games, with only that 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace the exception.

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