Guardiola gives positive update on Raheem Sterling ahead of Real Madrid

Man City see off Leicester

Two of the Premier League’s heavyweights faced off on Saturday evening.

Leicester played host to Manchester City, as they looked to exact some revenge on the Sky Blues.

The last time these two sides met, Man City dominated the tie, and eventually came away with a 3-1 victory.

This time around, the Foxes were able to limit Man City’s attacking threat somewhat.

The Manchester powerhouse had a great chance to take the lead 62 minutes in from the spot. But it would be Sergio Aguero who this time stepped up and missed, as City continue to struggle from 12 yards.

Aguero would be replaced 13 minutes from time by Gabriel Jesus, and it would be the Brazilian who eventually opened the scoring 80 minutes in.

Highlights: Leicester 0-Man City 1

Guardiola on Sterling

After seeing off Leicester, Man City’s focus will no doubt have turned to their upcoming Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

One player whom Pep Guardiola will likely be keen to call on vs Madrid is Raheem Sterling.

The England international has missed City’s last two league ties after picking up a hamstring injury vs Tottenham.

But, after Leicester, Guardiola has provided a rather positive update on Sterling.

When asked if Sterling could face Real next week, the Man City boss stated:

“I think so – he’s getting there.

“This kind of injury is a little bit dangerous. He feels really well but the doctor says it’s three weeks and we don’t want to take a risk.

“We want for this game against Madrid and the second leg for him to be able to play.

“Without any chance to win the Premier League, it’s better not to take a risk when we don’t have to.” As quoted by Manchester City’s official website.

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