League Cup is a waste of energy, says Guardiola

  • League Cup is a waste of energy, says Guardiola

League Cup is a waste of energy, says Guardiola

Palace are yet to score a goal this season, and they now sit at the bottom of the table without any points.

After scoring twice in City's League Cup win over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday, Sane put City ahead when he played a one-two with David Silva, poked the return ball over defender Scott Dann, and placed his finish between the goalkeeper's legs.

"Raheem, Leroy, Sergio all of them are going to play, but I need them sharp and Leroy for the last five, six months, certainly the second part of last season, was so important for us".

Christian Benteke suffered ligament damage in Crystal Palace's 5-0 defeat to Manchester City, according to manager Roy Hodgson.

Crystal Palace, in contrast, are struggling massively and have failed to win a single game so far in the Premier League, failing to score. Manchester City have won their last three games 5-0, 6-0 and 5-0.

Pep Guardiola challenged his Manchester City stars to keep firing on all cylinders as they look to maintain their position on top of the Premier League.

They kept City at bay with solid first-half performance and nearly broke their scoring duck but Ruben Loftus-Cheek's shot hit the upright. He will be hoping to pull something out of the bag and shock the footballing world by beating Manchester City, but in reality it looks as though Palace will be lucky to come away with just a point.

Sterling then tapped home his second - and City's third - eight minutes later, Sergio Aguero netted 11 minutes from fulltime, and Fabian Delph's thunderbolt at the death added the finishing gloss to a result which ensures City stay top of the table, on goal difference, above rivals Manchester United.

The city has lost just one game of their last 24 league matches at today's venue.

But Oumar Niasse hammered the equaliser from a ball by fellow substitute Tom Davies on 77 minutes before hooking home the victor just 8 minutes to stoppage time.

"Now I have five strikers, all of them deserve to play". We have to create the game. We fight like a normal team.

With the form of these two clubs recently, Manchester City should be able to win this match easily.