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Guardiola: City ready for EPL title battle

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will not be taking their foot off the gas in the English Premier League title race, after a hard-fought 2-1 win against Aston Villa yesterday morning (Singapore time) left them breathing down the necks of leaders Chelsea.

"So we are going to face the challenge," Guardiola told Amazon Prime, about their bid to retain their title as City stayed a point behind Chelsea thanks to brilliant goals from Portuguese teammates Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva.

Guardiola, who celebrated his 150th EPL win with City in 204 games, praised his side as they held off a spirited Villa fightback in the second half after Ollie Watkins pulled one back for the home side.

He also praised his scorers and added he hoped to have several injured regulars back in the fold quickly.

Said Villa boss Steven Gerrard: "The second-half performance was really good. It maybe deserved that we take something from the game." - REUTERS