Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PEP'S TITLE Warning

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PEP'S TITLE Warning

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PEP Guardiola has fired a title warning to his City side after their shock defeat to Newcastle in midweek.

As the Blues look to close the gap on leaders Liverpool against Arsenal at the Etihad tomorrow, the boss says another display like the one at St James' Park will see them suffer back-to-back defeats.

Jurgen Klopp's men failed to fully capitalise on City's slip-up, being held to a home draw by Leicester the following night.

And although Guardiola said that result, which has left a fivepoint gap between the two, bouyed the Blues, he has demanded more from his players.

He said: "It's much better (to be only five points behind), but immediately I'd say how will be our level? If our level is the last game it doesn't matter if [the gap is] five points or two points, or one - we are not going to win. …

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