Premier League, Manchester Derby: Suspension, ban verdicts for Paul Pogba, Pep Guardiola

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Shakhtar are second in the group on nine points and need to avoid losing, besides that being their responsibility, since Napoli can leapfrog them into second if they beat Feyenoord and Man City win.

It was the fourth successive game in which City have scored in the final ten minutes, leading to comparisons between Guardiola's side and Ferguson's United teams, who...

He won two league titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his nine-year spell at City, forging a reputation as one of Europe's finest right-backs in the process. Given the amount of times they have come up with late winners recently, you would have to say the omens are good.

Ederson was the first to talk, and claimed it's been happening for a while now: "I think it's the third consecutive game that we find it hard to reach the opponent's goal".

But the Blues did look brighter after the break and Brahim Diaz, another exciting youngster, looked especially promising when he came on for Sane. "I assure you, sooner or later we will lose, but the next day we will recover". Those preparations will start before City even leave Ukraine.

Manchester City star David Silva is a doubt for Sunday's (10 December) derby clash against Manchester United, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The incident came after Raheem Sterling's late victor sent the Etihad into pandemonium, setting them up for a record-equalling 13th consecutive Premier League victory against West Ham on Sunday.

Manchester United have also been in good form in recent weeks, with the Red Devils having beaten Watford 4-2 at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

There are never any guarantees in football, of course, and Guardiola will still have his work cut out to get one over his old rival Jose Mourinho, especially now his players have tasted defeat for the first time in months. "Our game idea is always the same, and with this type of game we must have a lot of patience and precision when attacking".

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