EPL: Ilkay Gundogan speaks on Manchester City being ‘invincible’ in Premier League

Manchester City are eager to see him sign a new contract and his entourage have not ended the Premier League champions' hopes, but the player is claimed to have made up his mind about moving to Spain. "Except Kevin De Bruyne, it was in one or two days done, the other ones sometimes take longer but hopefully he can stay here for many, many years".

The 21-year-old did score a hat trick in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk but has found it tough after a disappointing World Cup where he failed to score as Brazil were dumped out in the quarterfinals.

"In the second half one action from Raheem Sterling changed the game".

The Hornets will know that they will need to be at their very best against Pep Guardiola's side to have any chance of coming away from the game with a positive result. It looked at that stage as though Guardiola had begun to phase the Argentina striker out of his City team.

Just after the half hour mark he did well to collect a forward pass and turn past Maya Yoshida before crossing for the unmarked Lukaku, who drove his first goal in seven games over Alex McCarthy and high into the net.

But the leaders restored order in the 57th minute as Sterling continued his mastery of Eddie Howe's team.

Wilson was unable to make significant contact with Joshua King's cross, but City did not heed the let-off as the newly-capped England striker powered home a header from Simon Francis' ball into the box.

The hosts were much better after the break and goals from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan sealed a 3-1 victory that also extends the Blues' unbeaten Premier League run to 20.

Guardiola told the press ahead of his sides Premier League fixture against Bournemouth. Obviously that I want to play more minutes, but I respect who is playing at the moment.

"I'm always confident but always doubtful at the same time because we don't start well many times".

Mahrez's shot from just inside the box then hit Christian Kabasele's arm, but went unnoticed by referee Paul Tierney, while Jesus, in the side due to Sergio Aguero's absence, finished poorly inside the box from Mahrez's superb through ball.

Stuart Armstrong drove home an angled finish for Southampton's opening goal in the 13th, and Cedric Soares curled a free kick into the top corner for 2-0.

"We had a lack of rhythm in the first half".

  • Stacy Allen