Guardiola expecting tough clash with Wolves

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Manchester City resume their pursuit of Liverpool when Wolves visit the Etihad Stadium on Monday and Pep Guardiola says it won't be easy.

Manchester City resume their pursuit of Liverpool when Wolves visit the Etihad Stadium on Monday and Pep Guardiola says it won’t be easy.

The champions revived their title defence after a difficult December by beating the table-topping Reds in a compelling encounter in their last league outing.

Since then, City have enjoyed two confidence-boosting thrashings of lower division opposition in the domestic cups, dispatching Rotherham and Burton by a combined scoreline of 16-0.

Guardiola’s men will now look to maintain the momentum they have built and keep up the pressure on Liverpool, but the City boss expects Wolves to prove testing opponents.

The promoted side held City to a 1-1 draw at Molineux in August while, more recently, they beat third-placed Tottenham over Christmas.

Guardiola said: ‘They have incredible players and there are not just one or two, there are three or four.

‘They are strong physically and control many areas – set-pieces, offensive, defensive.

‘They make a lot of switches of play and when you are tired in the last minutes, they always put on new players to do that.’

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