THE ED MAS­TER Guardi­ola’s £35mil­lion City No.1: I have quick feet be­cause I grew up as a de­fender in Brazil... now I want to em­u­late my goal­keep­ing hero (who scored 131 goals!) PEP: WE’LL

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Manuel Pellegrini Pep last sea­son Pep this sea­son 13 1 0 44 9 40 12 2 0 48 13 38 12 1 1 33 7 37 12 1 1 30 12 37 PEP GUARDI­OLA says Manch­ester City be­lieve they can beat any­one.

City have al­ready tri­umphed over cham­pi­ons Chelsea, Liver­pool and Ar­se­nal in the Premier League and have over­come Napoli twice in the Cham­pi­ons League.

But Guardi­ola reck­ons that three con­sec­u­tive late-show vic­to­ries over Feyeno­ord, Hud­der­s­field and Southamp­ton have cranked up the con­fi­dence in his team an­other notch.

“With the con­fi­dence, our play­ers be­lieve they can do it un­til the end,” he said.

“Liver­pool at home, win­ning at Stamford Bridge, at Napoli, against Shakhtar, gives you con­fi­dence.

“Of course, con­fi­dence on its own doesn’t work, but you have to see it, be­lieve it, feel it.

“We now have the feel­ing – wher­ever we go, who­ever we play – that we are ca­pa­ble of

Years Man­agers 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Games 14 14 14 Goals 30 30 44 To­tal shots 248 242 246 Shots on tar­get 95 82 105 Passes 7726 8026 10220 Pass­ing ac­cu­racy 84% 84% 89% Goals con­ceded 14 15 9 Shots faced 118 121 81 BEST ALL-TIME PREMIER LEAGUE START Year Team P W D L F A Pts 2018 Man City 14 2012 Man City 14 2006 Chelsea 14 1994 Man Utd 14

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