Guardiola wants Pogback for Manchester derby

David Silva scored late on as Manchester City beat a determined West Ham side 2-1 on Sunday

David Silva scored late on as Manchester City beat a determined West Ham side 2-1 on Sunday

The 31-year-old Spain worldwide, who scored the winning goal against West Ham United to maintain City's eight-point lead at the top of the table, will miss Wednesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk and will need to prove his fitness ahead of the match at Old Trafford. It's how the phrase "Fergie Time" was spawned. "If we can take something in Fergie time, it is welcome, a pleasure".

"When I asked Guardiola something, he always gave odd answers", Toure told The Telegraph. I was not here in that period - but of course you need to have this. "Then he (Agüero) came on against Swansea with 19 minutes left we were winning 1-0 in the first game of the season and in 19 minutes he had scored two and made one minute and he has scored two and created one, perhaps he had been kidding us here". I am pretty sure he doesn't want other players to get injured, ' he said.

Silva produced his impressive volley after Nicolas Otamendi struck in the second half to cancel out a first ever league goal from Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna just before the interval. I can understand. I'm not judging - but it is hard.

"Hopefully in the future, opponents can try to play and it might be easier".

There was a brief but telling nod to United midfielder Paul Pogba too, following the Frenchman's comments about hoping for City players to fall injured before next week's Manchester derby.

But Guardiola is taking nothing for granted.

'I think the effort and energy of the players will give us a real chance'. I think it's going to be a spectacle.

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"For the respect of Shakhtar, for the respect of Napoli, for the respect of the competition and because it's a big opportunity to win 18 points for the prestige of the club".

"It would be nice (to do it at Old Trafford)".

David Moyes has not enjoyed the best start to life at the London Stadium, yet it seems the hard work on the training ground is starting to pay off, with West Ham's midfield particularly impressive against the Blues (which is something that could not be said for much of the campaign).

His team sit 19th in the table, with Chelsea and Arsenal their next opponents, but the Scot is refusing to repeat the overly pessimistic tone he struck at Sunderland.

"That is why I'm happy because we were able to do it in the second half". I think we have a good team, good players.

As for the pragmatic approach he sent the team out with, Moyes made no apology. "I would hope that being a centre-half in the position he was in you would deal with it, you would stop the ball getting through or you would head it away". I understand. Don't misunderstand me. "I'm not here to make it look good for Man City, I'm here to get a result for West Ham".

It hasn't always been plain sailing for Pep Guardiola's side however, as on four occasions (Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Southampton, West Ham) they've had to come back from a goal down, and on four occasions they've relied on late goals to secure all three points (Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Southampton, West Ham).

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