Guardiola: Fight for top four 'will definitely go to the last day'

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Guardiola: Fight for top four 'will definitely go to the last day'

It's just a big congratulations to him. No one can argue it has not been money well spent.

The assist-king registered his 300th appearance for the club in Saturday's win over Hull City and it has certainly been an eventful seven years for him in the North West. "Consider me that's a Barcelona player, '" Guardiola told reporters. And he was so right.

"And I do think some aspects of English football have caught him by surprise - it is more demanding, physical and relentless than he would ever have imagined". Because he was so expensive.

"I am pretty sure it is going to go to the end", he said. All three are excellent players.

'Six players forgot to defend and when that happens normally a goal is scored, ' he said. It's not easy to play 300 games at this level.

"Constantly I said to him, 'You must score goals!' Because if Silva scored goals he'd have been something you can not even envision".

Silva has won two league titles and three cups in his seven seasons in Manchester.

That rankles around the Etihad and Guardiola said: "He has something more special than awards". "He has respect of all of his team-mates, and his trainers".

"We tried to change some things at half-time to prepare our team to press a little bit more, but they scored in the first minutes of the second half".

By that point City were cruising to their first win in five top-flight games courtesy of an own goal from Ahmed Elmohamady and second-half strikes from Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph.

Hull then pulled one back though Andrea Ranocchia, whose low shot should have been dealt with by Claudio Bravo, but the Chilean goalkeeper somehow let it slip through his fingers and roll over the line.

That would have made it a ideal afternoon for Guardiola, but it was spoilt late on as Shaun Maloney cut the ball back for Ranocchia, on loan from Inter Milan, to steer a shot under Bravo's dive with the visitors' only effort on target. He was involved in the 25-pass move for the second goal on three occasions.

The news comes as a huge boost to the Gunners' chances of reaching the final, with Jesus on superb form and even keeping Sergio Ageruo out of the Man City first team before he fractured his metatarsal. But I am not happy with our away performances and they have to improve.

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