Pep Guardiola: FFP allegations won't taint my Manchester City legacy

Liverpool celebrate Van Dijk's goal vs Bayern 2018-19

But there were big question marks about Sterling's opening goal in the 46th minute.

Manchester City stretch their Premier League winning streak to six matches following their 3-1 win over Watford.

His goals came in the space of 13 minutes at the start of the second-half as City cut loose, having been frustrated throughout the first period on an evening when Watford were threatening to be very awkward opponents.

Pep Guardiola hopes Manchester City can maintain their "incredible" recent form as the finish line in a momentous season moves into sight.

"We're just focused on one game at a time".

Pep Guardiola insists allegations of malpractice at Manchester City can not taint his legacy or the achievements of his side.

After the referee initially deemed the strike to be offside, the decision was overturned after consultation with his assistant on the touchline.

But his dead-eyed ruthlessness to capitalise, taking the game away from Watford and moving on to 15 Premier League goals this season again underlined the impressive strides the former Liverpool man has taken under Guardiola.

"It's a massive win", Sterling told the BBC. I was hoping my goal didn't get cancelled out. "We got it and it kick-started our game".

On an unhappy return to his old St Mary's stamping ground, Pochettino, serving the first of a two-match touchline ban, could hardly credit how his side capitulated to two late goals in five minutes from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse.

Virgil van Dijk Liverpool

They face Burnley on Sunday in a must-win game as they look to keep the pressure on the league leaders.

"In the first half we had a very good performance - better defensively because we were well organised", manager Gracia said.

"If we have made mistakes we will be punished".

Ward-Prowse's stunning free-kick victor left Spurs on 61 points, 13 behind Man City and nine adrift of Liverpool.

Meanwhile, it the supercomputer previously predicted that Liverpool would emerge win Premier League champions at the end of the season.

Jurgen Klopp's side are now one point behind City in second place in the league.

"They [the critics] do not give us credit for what we have done, but believe me I don't care".

Fellow strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion also had reason to cheer as a dazzling individual goal from Anthony Knockaert sealed their 2-1 win at fierce rivals Crystal Palace. "Impossible. Except if they sack me and after I go home".

Liverpool have lost just once this season - against Man City in January - and will need to remain near flawless for the rest of the season to win their first Premier League title.

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