Pep Guardiola accuses ‘special talent’ Sadio Mane of diving

Colchester United reached the League Cup quarter-finals for only the second time in their history by beating fellow League Two side Crawley Town

"It has happened many times, what Liverpool have done, in the last few years, it's because (Mane) is a special talent", Guardiola told BBC Sport.

Guardiola, whose side also faces a Champions League clash with Italian outfit Atalanta on Wednesday, admitted Liverpool's home record of not having lost at Anfield since January 2017 was a daunting prospect.

Sadio Mane's late victor for Liverpool against Aston Villa ensured the Premier League's top two will meet on Sunday separated by six points.

The Reds are developing a knack for important late goals but Jurgen Klopp says that doesn't mean he always expects them.

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City's trip to Liverpool next weekend is not make or break for his side's Premier League title hopes.

The news will be a huge blow to Guardiola as Silva has featured in all of Man City's 11 Premier League matches this season - contributing two goals and 4 assists so far.

However, when asked about Lallana's prospects following the dramatic comeback victory over Aston Villa, in which the England global played 84 minutes, Klopp was giving precious little away. It's the way football fans think and it is not going to change any time soon.

With Leicester City to play on Monday (NZT), Chelsea jumped three points clear in third spot after a 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road - the fifth-straight leauge victory for Frank Lampard's young team.

Premier League fantasy: Sign up now! It was so hard to attack when they defend with 11 players.

"They can score four, five, six goals every game, so we're going to play with what we believe is the best team and try to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League". "If something like that had happened for Manchester City, I'm sure they would have wanted a penalty too".

After strong early season form, West Ham's slide continued with a 3-2 loss to Newcastle, its sixth game without a win, while Brighton returned to the top half of the table with a 2-0 win over Norwich.

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