Manchester United set to battle Manchester City for Leicester star

Manchester United set to battle Manchester City for Leicester star

Here, we take a look back at this weekend's top-flight fixtures.

Guardiola believes the win was "one of the best" performances his players have produced since he took over at City but urged them not to let their intensity drop.

Pep Guardiola says there is hard work still to be done after the 5-1 thrashing of Leicester City.

"Manchester City are one of the strongest teams around, as well as Paris Saint-Germain", Messi told the Mirror. It makes it easier for me, it makes it easier for them.

Kane's match-winning display contained all the ingredients you would demand from a modern-day centre-forward, with his pinpoint header taking his tally for the season to a remarkable 32 in all competitions.

Their following two fixtures consist of a trip to League One outfit Wigan for an FA Cup fifth-round tie and a League Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley.

West Ham also eased their relegation fears as goals in either half from Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic ensured they moved five points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Watford.

"I don't know [which was my favourite goal] - maybe the last one because it's a long time since I scored from outside the box", Aguero said.

Belgium global De Bruyne has started all 26 of City's Premier League matches this season and has covered 288 kilometres in the top flight this season - the 10th greatest distance of any player - and admitted he was feeling like "s***" during the busy campaign.

"To be fair, when I am busy playing football I don't care (about that)", said De Bruyne. "I am very lucky because most of the goals come from his assists - I just have to hit the ball".

The Blues increased the gap to 16 - at least for 24 hours - over Manchester United and while the City boss admits it is a great place to be, he knows his team can not afford to take their foot off the gas, despite a health advantage. Although Jamie Vardy levelled, De Bruyne picked out Aguero at the start of the second half for a tap-in that restored City's lead.

However, the damage had already been done for the visitors by the time Mahrez entered as a substitute just after the hour mark thanks to another Aguero masterclass.

A neat exchange between Sterling and de Bruyne on the right flank allowed the latter to deliver a low cross for Aguero to tap in.

"We arrive good but we have to know that the Champions League is another competition, completely different", Guardiola said.