With an unprecedented quadruple still possible for Manchester City, the pressure on Pep Guardiola mounts over the last two months of the season

While his superstar players travel around the world on international service, the city manager is ready to switch off

“This week,” said Guardiola, “I promise I won’t think about football”I won’t see any games ”

Few would give him the break, with an intense four-month stretch of 34 games played every three or four days and ending with a 2-0 win over Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday

The goals came late – by Ilkay Gundogan in 84 Minute and Kevin De Bruyne in the 90 Minute – but in an empty Goodison Park they were inevitable

“ We wanted you to feel uncomfortable? We defended well, didn’t give us space, we played the game we wanted to play, “said Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti,” but they are the best team in the world ”

Indeed, Guardiola’s players have them all this season, having also made it to the English League Cup final, the quarter-finals of the Champions League and building a 14-point lead in the Premier League

Overtime was imminent when Gundogan bent down to direct the ball into an empty net after goalkeeper Jo? o Virginia had tipped a shot on the bar by the looting city defender Aymeric Laporte

It was the 12th The German midfielder’s goal in all competitions in 2021, more than any other player in the Premier League

De Bruyne, who started the game on the bench, made it in the 90 Minute with a goal for the rise of City to the last four, ran on a pass from Rodri and switched the ball to his left foot before he hit with a composed finish

“I think there will be a few more games like this,” said Gundogan, “but we have to be prepared for that”If you want to win trophies and fight for anything, you have to find a way to win ”

City also won the FA Cup in 2019 as part of a national triplet under Guardiola, the team are trying to get even better this season, although the Champions League has proven elusive for City so far, despite the club being in the has spent a lot in Abu Dhabi in the last decade

Guardiola refuses to ask questions about the possible quadruple that has never been achieved in English football. Now all he wants is for his players to return to the club fit and healthy after the upcoming international break

“Hopefully the (coronavirus) bubbles will be checked,” said Guardiola, “ I’m looking forward to everyone coming back safely ”

Southampton is the other team up to the FA Cup semi-finals after beating Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday

The other quarter-finals are on Sunday and both are All Premier League games: Leicester vs. Manchester United and Chelsea vs. Sheffield United

Southampton made the last four for the second time in four seasons, with Nathan Redmond scoring twice and scoring another goal against Bournemouth

Redmond slipped in Moussa Djenepo at the start of the 37 Minute and scored an excellent solo goal during the break in the first half He dribbled into the box, circumventing a challenge before shooting a shot into the top corner

Redmond added the third goal in the 59 Added a precise, angled shot into the lower corner after Stuart Armstrong tried to get off the post from outside the post

In the only Premier League game of the day, Brighton beat Newcastle 3-0 to be six points ahead of the last three and embroil their opponents in a relegation battle

Leandro Trossard and Danny Welbeck scored similar goals – curling their right foot off the edge of the field after entering from the right – and Neal Maupay added the third goal for Brighton, who found a lead the team didn’t have last weeks

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