Pep Guardiola praised another fine afternoon’s work from Oscar Bobb, describing the attacking midfielder as an ‘incredible threat’ after City's comprehensive 5-0 FA Cup third round win against Huddersfield Town.

Handed a full start against the Championship side, the Norwegian international produced another impressive all-round performance at the Etihad capped by his second half strike that was deflected in via Huddersfield’s Ben Jackson.

It was Bobb’s second senior City goal and just the latest example of the quality and rich potential of the 20-year-old who has handled to move up to first team status this season with aplomb.

Reflecting on Bobb’s impact, Guardiola said it further illustrated his quality in terms of technique and talent as well as forming another vital step on his learning curve.


“In the first half he was a bit shy because it was so difficult to find spaces and we didn’t find it,” Guardiola pointed out.

“But we made some adjustments after half-time and he is a guy who receives the ball as a striker in the pockets and his first turn - he is quite similar to Phil (Foden).

“He is an incredible threat - he was lucky for the goal but her has to be there and after he had two or three shots blocked.

“It’s another 90 minutes and always he has played - in pre-season, in the Red Star game and as a substitute - at a high, high level.

“It’s another player from the Academy coming here and it’s good.”

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