Pep Guardiola says ‘everyone loves’ Bernardo.

The Portuguese struck two goals – both took fortuitous deflections – as City beat Newcastle United 2-0.

Asked for his thoughts on Bernardo’s performance, Guardiola said: “Everybody loves him, and we want him. He’s really important for us. 

“Kevin will be back soon, but when you see the schedule after the international break, we have Arsenal, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Madrid. 

“Three days, three days, three days. Will be really tough, and we have to have everyone. 

“I’ve said many times how important personally and in terms of football Bernardo is”

The boss also highlighted Jeremy Doku’s important contribution, saying: “We wanted to dribble there and players in the pocket like Phil. 

“That way they can dribble at their opponent and Erling could run. He was brilliant. 

“We push him wider but in central positions he has the ability to dribble and run. 

“After he has to have the quality to see the pass like Kevin, Gundogan, Riyad and Phil.

“His next step is to make the pass to Erling in the last moment. He played really good, he helped us to keep the ball and dribble.”