Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Pablo Zabaleta sends a special message to Manchester City fans

Pablo Zabaleta sends a special message to Manchester City fans

Guardiola admitted his half-time decision to send on Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus was a key moment as it allowed City to have more support for Sergio Aguero up front. However, Guardiola was concerned by the manner of Angelo Ogbonna thumping home a header for West Ham.

"Today I learnt a bit like a manager to tackle it different", he said. Pep admitted that United's notable height advantage will create his relatively small team real problems next week.

"Arguably we might have had the best chances in the first half and we defended well". "We played against a really good side and I thought for long periods we frustrated them". "It showed what we are". It was massive. They played 10 players inside the box, it was nearly impossible. We didn't have any rhythm because (West Ham goalkeeper) Adrian was taking 30 seconds every time (with the ball).

"Against the top teams you've got to do it for 90 minutes, not 70 or 80 and we've got some other big games coming up". We had two strikers in the second half and that helped, it was a big lesson for me.

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City have threatened at a wobble in recent weeks, with late goals required to beat Huddersfield, Southampton and most recently West Ham in the league, as well as Feyenoord in the Champions League.

Silva converted Kevin de Bruyne's brilliant pass from close range in the 83rd minute as City maintained their blistering form this season. Most of their shots were from outside the box and we filled the box and made it hard for them to score. "I don't think Manchester United will be all at the back because it's a good game, and just like us they also need the result". It's complicated for us, and they obviously hold the game, and try to take advantage from a set piece.

"It will happen again next week against United so we have to try and concede fewer set-pieces".

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