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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero ruled out of Brighton clash

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero ruled out of Brighton clash”

City have also coasted into the EFL Cup final and beat Birmingham City 3-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday, with Guardiola surely having one eye on a domestic treble.

The visit of Brighton is the first of three home games for City in the space of a week.

Guardiola's side have been bolstered by a 13-match unbeaten run, spanning four competitions, and the sort of consistency that appeared beyond them as they spluttered through the opening weeks of 2020-21. "(He is following) the rules.

City, who are fifth in the table with 29 points from 15 games, have midfielder Raheem Sterling available after he was left out of the last game due to lack of match fitness, but defenders Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake are still injured.

But Guardiola said he was not entertaining thoughts of dethroning champions Liverpool.

City are preparing to welcome a Brighton side to The Etihad who have only won two games all season in the Premier League to leave them close to the relegation zone.

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Brighton appeared to have sealed a late victor when Solly March scored a 90th minute. cracker, but Newport pushed his way into the game with one of the game's last chances.

Recent victories over Chelsea in the top flight and Manchester United in the EFL Cup semi-finals have seen City look something far more like their old selves. "But the momentum can disappear tomorrow so we have to do it again".

'All I am concerned about is Brighton, ' he said.

"Forget the results we had in the past".

Guardiola said: 'They are a joy to watch and analyse. "They create more than they conceded".



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