Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Manchester City defender Danilo looking forward to 'important' rest period

Manchester City defender Danilo looking forward to 'important' rest period

There is a fair chance that people will meet in pubs years from now to discuss how Sterling contrived to knock the ball wide of goal from three yards out.

Despite their profligacy, City had looked on course for a battling win, until Johann Gudmundsson popped up in the 83rd minute to snatch a point.

City stretched their lead at the top too by another point before Manchester United beat Huddersfield to narrow the deficiency to 13 points.

Sanchez was then fouled by Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele to win a penalty and the Chilean, a January signing from Arsenal, stepped up to take the spot-kick.

The Chile worldwide saw his penalty saved in the 68th minute but scored when the ball richocheted off goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

De Bruyne has missed only three of City's 39 games in all competitions and he concedes he was feeling exhausted during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Burnley.

La Liga: Real Sociedad 5 (Willian Jose 32, Illarramendi 62, 89, Canales 75, Elustondo 82) bt Deportivo La Coruna 0. "We can't wait to play in front of our USA fans again".

"But I'm so happy for the performance, it was outstanding overall".

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After the attack, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni called on political leaders on all sides to stop a "cycle of violence". With about 28% support in the opinion polls, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is the most popular single party.

The league leaders, boasting the joint-best record of any English top-flight side after 25 games, started to click into gear but could not add a second to their tally before the break.

However, the Gunners have been handed a lifeline in the race for the top four as rivals Liverpool and Spurs played out a 2-2 draw on Sunday while Chelsea are in crisis having suffered a second consecutive heavy defeat - this time a 4-1 loss at Watford last night. "I could have called one of the second team but they played their match on Friday and they wouldn't have got on the pitch ahead of Yaya (Toure) or (Oleksandr) Zinchenko so we decided not to use them".

He's scored more last-minute goals for us than anyone in this league.

"Ederson made two good saves, really good".

Meanwhile, Arsenal need to find the right balance between attack and defence if they are to finish the season successfully, manager Arsene Wenger says.

City wasted a series of opportunities to double their lead, with Raheem Sterling missing an open goal, before Gudmundsson struck. We have to change something.

"I don't know what they are thinking - you can also pull a shirt, that's more effective than a tackle".

"Then we grew into the game. (Pep) Guardiola is putting the foundations in place to try and emulate that Barcelona team and you can see they are well on their way to doing that".

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