'Comfortable' Guardiola open to extending City contract

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With a nine-point deficit to make up on Liverpool ahead of Saturday lunchtime's trip to Newcastle, club sources claim that City's title defence has been hampered by a chronic injury list.

Manchester City threw away the lead on two separate occasions against Newcastle as they fell further behind in a Premier League title race that appears all but over.

- Newcastle are unbeaten in each of their past four home league games against reigning top-flight champions (W2 D2), for the first time since a run of five ending in February 2003.

The midfielder was poor in the previous game at Aston Villa, and looked like the kind of player Pep Guardiola's side would relish playing against.

"I might be a hero in Liverpool now", Shelvey said, "but we need to get as many points on the board as quickly as possible".

Liverpool have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table after Man City were held 2-2 by Newcastle United at St James Park.

Manchester City will then travel to Burnley in their next Premier League game on Tuesday night, before a crunch home clash against Manchester United next weekend.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Wednesday's Merseyside derby could "solve a lot of problems" for Everton boss Marco Silva . It's tough for all the clubs who go there but it's a special game for the city and our fans as well.

De Bruyne was the one constant threat for City and looked to have won the game when he chested down a looping clearance before smashing the ball in off the underside of the bar.

Asked if he was frustrated by the perceived negative tactics of the hosts, Guardiola responded: "It's what we have lived with for the last four years - it's always like this".

"I know I can do that, I do it in training quite regularly but it is important to do it in a match and this secured us a point".

"They keep the ball so well but we deserved that. We found a way today but at the end we conceded a goal".

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"Of course when De Bruyne hits that one in, a wonder goal, you think with eight minutes to go, that's typical because of that little bit of quality they have got, which certainly De Bruyne's got". "It's still on. We're still going to fight until the last day". "I said many times with my players, staff, they're free to do what they want to do", he said.

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