Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Says City Will Learn Valuable Lesson from Watford

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Says City Will Learn Valuable Lesson from Watford

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HEARTS may have been in mouths in the closing seconds of City's 2-1 win at Watford, but Pep Guardiola believes the suffering will prove to be worth it in the long run.

The Blues were cruising to three points at Vicarage Road but they took their foot off the pedal in the final 15 minutes of the game and were almost punished.

Abdoulaye Doucoure halved the advantage and City were left to hang on for the final five minutes and four minutes of injury time.

Guardiola threw Aymeric Laporte on for Gabriel Jesus as City tried to protect what they had, while Ederson was booked for time wasting and Ben Foster came up for two late Watford corners.

But City did hang on and Guardiola is adamant his side will learn lessons from the unnecessary late suffering. He said: "We speak now in the locker room, we have to learn from the last 25 minutes. …

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