Liverpool will win 'every single remaining game' in title chase - Kompany

Mar 11, 2019, 10:29
Liverpool will win 'every single remaining game' in title chase - Kompany

City's opening goal by Raheem Sterling in their 3-1 win sparked controversy after referee Paul Tierney changed his mind about the offside call following a discussion with his assistant.

City boss Pep Guardiola says his players must forget what has happened before and only focus on the matches coming up, but unlike his captain, he expects to drop points before the season is finished.

The win moved Premier League leaders City four points clear of Liverpool ahead of their home game against Burnley on Sunday - a match Juergen Klopp's side can ill-afford not to win.

Raheem Sterling scored a 13-minute hat trick as defending champion Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to open up a four-point lead in the English Premier League on Saturday.

"I don't know exactly what it was, but I was praying and hoping that they gave it to us, and we were slightly fortunate", Sterling said.

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"Hopefully next season, like in Europe, they can accept that we install VAR in this situation and it will be fair", Guardiola added.

This was their 10th win in their last 11 Premier League games and sixth straight victory in the competition.

The visitors, who seemed to have one eye on their FA Cup quarter-final next weekend, improved after bringing on Deeney and Deulofeu and the latter scored with his first touch to reduce the deficit.

Sterling completed his treble with a smart finish, but the way the England global opened the scoring brought with it the Premier League's latest offside controversy.

Replays showed that the English worldwide had been offside when Sergio Aguero had chested the ball into his path, prompting the linesman to raise his flag. "It is the most important thing and we need that".

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Kompany believes the 24-year-old, who has 15 goals and nine assists in 27 league games this season, is one of the world's best attackers.

"I don't like to lose games for a bad or a wrong decision". Sometimes it's with you, sometimes against, but again, in 90 minutes, we played really well.

"In the first half we had a very good performance - better defensively because we were well organised", manager Gracia said.

A statement read: "The Premier League has previously contacted Manchester City to request information regarding recent allegations and is in ongoing dialogue with the club". The former Liverpool winger felt his 46th-minute opener changed the course of the game, following a first half in which City struggled to penetrate Watford's organised defence.

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