Man City cruises to rout of Rotherham

Man City cruises to rout of Rotherham

When Leroy Sane wrapped up the victory with a deflected effort in the 85th minute, it bettered the six-goal margin of victory that City earned in 6-0 wins over Watford (twice) and Shakhtar Donetsk under Guardiola.

The Manchester City manager was alleged to have instructed Lee Jackson, the club's groundsman, to keep the grass longer than normal in the hope of slowing Liverpool's threat on the counter-attack.

"We thank Jamie for his assistance in the situation, who I am sure did not expect his day to pan out such as it did when he flew from NI that morning!" Some players have patience, some don't.

"Always we try to put water on the pitch, but it's not necessary here because of the weather".

"We want to cut the field all the 10 years [of his career]".

"It's better conditions for both teams".

Goal line technology is also being used, a week after the Gills had a goal ruled out against Southend United which they felt had crossed the line. "I speak [about this] many times, on the pitch it speaks for itself". I trust the groundsman.

Sources told ESPN FC that Brahim was frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities but Guardiola said young players must be patient at leading clubs.

With City now competing on four fronts, there have been suggestions City's tough calendar could impact our Premier League performance.

"Winning is important, we can not deny it, we are here in the semi-finals and it's one step to go back to Wembley, that's why we take it seriously in that game once we are here", he said. Everybody is happy to win but nobody is sad if they go out in that competition. "He is going to stay with us many, many years. impossible.

What we did with Brahim we did the same with Phil [Foden] and Jadon, important players we did absolutely everything [to keep]", he continued.

Ahead of Wednesday's EFL Cup tie between Manchester City and Burton Albion, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola's side could line up at the Etihad Stadium.

Asked if he was disappointed to lose Diaz, Guardiola said on Tuesday: "No".

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