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Guardiola admits Man City can’t afford any slip ups

Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City cannot afford to give ‘one inch’ as this year’s fascinating title race edges towards its dramatic conclusion.

With both sides relentlessly picking up three points week in, week out, Liverpool currently have a two-point lead at the top of the table, although Man City still have a game in hand.

That game in hand will be settled on Wednesday when Pep Guardiola takes his title challengers across Manchester to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s floundering Manchester United, and the former Barcelona boss has admitted that there is no room for error in the Citizens final four games.

“Liverpool have a long squad, their form arrives at the perfect moment,” Guardiola said.

“I’m happy. One inch, that is all it is, and we are out.

“But, I’m sorry, I’m not going to judge my team for that inch. You can but I cannot because I see every day what they have in the last two seasons.

“My team doesn’t need to show me character but in two seasons they have shown me character every three days. I love my team.”

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