Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Week of Rest Is Ideal Tonic for Aguero in Title Race

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Week of Rest Is Ideal Tonic for Aguero in Title Race

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CITY have been given a boost ahead of today's game against Watford after a week of rest.

With no midweek game for the champions, Pep Guardiola gave his players three days off as they prepare to clinch three more trophies before the end of the season.

The Blues host Watford in the league, hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table.

And all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero has spoken of the benefits of having a week to prepare.

"It's been a really good week. We had been playing every three days for a long time so it's always important to have a week with no midweek games to clear our minds and get ready and focused for the next game," Aguero said.

"It was good to refresh our legs, especially for me because I'd played three games in a week beforehand. …

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