Manchester City boss Guardiola to shun Manchester United game to play golf

Manchester City boss Guardiola to shun Manchester United game to play golf

- Having led his side to a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium, Pep Guardiola says he will be out playing golf when United will be facing West Brom

- The Citizens return to winning ways after losing three straight games in all competitions in the last 7 days

- Meanwhile, City need just one more win to be crowned the Premier League champions for this season

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he will be out playing golf when Manchester United battle West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League clash on Sunday, April 15.

The Citizens opened a 16 point gap over their city rivals after beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at the Wembley Stadium yesterday to inch closer to winning the EPL title this summer.

City might probably be crowned champions this weekend should Jose Mourinho and his men fail to beat their opponent in the game.

However, the former Bayern Munich manager is expecting the Red Devils to claim maximum points in that encounter, but insisted that football is a dramatic sport.

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“I will be playing golf tomorrow with my son. Football is unpredictable but I expect United to beat West Brom” said the Spaniard.

While reacting to his side’s victory over Spurs, Guardiola claimed his players have been excellent all season long regardless of the outcome of their Champions League quarterfinal clash against Liverpool.

“My guys are incredible. They are fantastic and have been awesome over the last eight or nine months. What we have done was not realistic so they deserve all my respect.

“What's happened in the last week is so unfair. But we have a second chance against Swansea and we're going to try and be champions.

"Today, we've done it many many times and that's why we're in the position we are. I am so so glad to be here and be part of the club. It was so good. The performance was so good.

"I will be so happy if we win today and I will celebrate but I think United will win.

“The important thing is that we know we depend on ourselves. We have the chance to win it at home and I will be very excited to be champions with our fans and it will remain in our hearts for the rest of our lives.”

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Mauricio Pochettino while reacting the penalty call by referee Jon Moss said he has no issue with the call, saying it could have been in his favour.

“Sometimes it goes for you or against you so I'm not going to complain. We lost the game because they were better.

“I wasn't happy when I saw it on TV but the referee can make a mistake just like the players. You have to accept it as part of the game.

“We started the game really bad by conceding two goals and against a team like City who are the best in the Premier League so it was so easy for them because we didn't compete in the first 20 minutes.”

City are at the summit of the English topflight table with 87 points after 33 matches, while Tottenham are still in the battle to finish among the top four teams in order to play Champions League football next season.

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