Manchester City matchday 14: history of the fixture

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Southampton remain in the middle of the table with 16 points from 13 games on the season.

"What I like the most about David - a guy who's a bit serious in his life, a little bit shy - is how competitive he is and aggressive in winning duels, when normally he is a guy more about technique and passing", Guardiola told a news conference ahead of City's clash with Southampton on Wednesday. That was an attribute that my old club Benfica used to exploit because you can't be offside from a goal-kick. "On top of that, we'll unravel the technical, tactical, physical and mental analyse the character".

After Huddersfield opened the scoring, Raheem Sterling won a penalty - which Sergio Aguero converted to equalize.

City's positive mentality was once again on show over the weekend, as they came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory away to Huddersfield Town.

Indeed, the hosts were somewhat fortunate that they only conceded just the one spot-kick, as Sterling was involved in two incidents within a minute of each other.

Guardiola said it was "impossible" for his side to go through the season unbeaten.

City supporters idolise Silva for his role in the club's two Premier League titles, two League Cup wins and their FA Cup success in his seven-year stay and Guardiola understands the status Silva has among fans. "It was a big win in a real Premier League game".

England international Sterling then completed the comeback six minutes from time to restore City's eight-point lead over Manchester United atop the standings.

Pep Guardiola says he will "so happy" when David Silva eventually puts pen to paper on a new Manchester City contract. For example, if we have a player on loan at Celtic, why am I going to buy another?

Goater also believes Chelsea midfielder Willian does not need to leave the club to get regular football.

If Mangala does exit the club at the end of the campaign, he may not be alone in doing so. We have many scouts scattered around to bring players of ages 11 and 12 to our academy. "We are so satisfied with his performance".

Guardiola's first season at City was generally considered underwhelming, but the former Barca boss now feels he is being vindicated for sticking to his principles.