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Injury update ahead of Watford trip

City have received a huge boost ahead of the trip to Watford tomorrow.

The champions were without Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones for Wednesday’s game against Aston Villa.

Aymeric Laporte was also absent with a one-match suspension, while Phil Foden and Jack Grealish returned, but only started on the bench.

But the boss confirmed at his Friday press conference that the four injured players, plus Laporte, will all travel to Vicarage Road.


“Except Ferran Torres, all are ready to travel to London,” said Pep. 

“It’s better, I said before the game against Villa, you need everyone, much better to have everyone.”

City enjoyed a fine November, winning all five matches we played, including three wins from three in the Premier League.  

It has led to a series of award nominations, with Guardiola himself shortlisted for the Premier League Manager of the Month prize.

But the boss is unconcerned by individual awards. For him, playing consistently good football and entertaining the fans is all that matters.

"We don’t pay much attention about these awards," Guardiola said.

"These awards normally are won by the teams that are winning. Does that mean they are the best? They are winning.

"Winning means for many, many reasons. If I am awarded Manager of the Months it’s because of the players. I didn’t score one goal or save one shot.

"If Bernardo wins then it’s because there’s 10 other players alongside them who play really good and help him win.

"Okay, get a picture, it’s nice for the media, for Instagram but it’s not important.

"The important thing is being consistent and having success for our people - our fans and the people who like watching City play football."


City travel to Watford on Saturday, with kick off at 17:30 (UK). 

We will have full coverage on the official Man City app.

Everything you need to stay close to the action is available all in one place.

Minute-by-minute text updates get under way at 15:30 (UK), with team news, analysis and all the latest opinion.

Our Matchday Live show will start just before 16:20 (UK). Joining presenter Natalie Pike in the studio are former City stars Andy Morrison and Shaun Goater to keep you entertained right up until kick off. 

They will then reconvene for a quick half-time debrief before a more in-depth post-match verdict, including their reaction to the full-time thoughts of Pep Guardiola and a player. 


The guests will also answer viewer questions throughout the broadcast, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

And there will be live commentary throughout the 90 minutes, too, with Alistair Mann and Michael Brown in position to guide you through the game.

Download the Man City app now and you won’t miss a beat. Don’t forget to turn push notifications on, that way you’ll get reminders of everything as the day unfolds.

And our Man City app coverage doesn’t end there…

Highlights of the game will be made available for free at midnight and CITY+ subscribers can watch a full 90-minute replay of the game at midnight.

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