"Everybody in the blue side of Manchester knows it's a once in a lifetime opportunity [to win the title against United], but steady, it won't be handed to us".
Even when City goalkeeper Ederson was forced into his first serious action of the evening, it was from his own player, as Kyle Walker intercepted Butland's long clearance with a deflection the Brazilian was forced to tip over his crossbar.
But when asked about the prospect of clinching the title against Jose Mourinho's United, Guardiola replied: "You're the fifth journalist to ask me this question". Twelve months, 81 points.
"But we'll use this 14 days to get ready mentally to keep the level up, like we've done every single game".
Pep Guardiola's City, who prevailed 7-2 when the two teams met at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season, were unable to convert a number of chances on Monday.
"We want to be champions and it is in our hands".
Club captain Kompany is a veteran of City's 2012 side and witnessed Sergio Aguero's stoppage-time victor against Queens Park Rangers, one of English football's most iconic moments.
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Mesut Özil became the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League assists as Arsenal opened the scoring against Watford on Sunday. Cech was awarded the Man of the Match award after recovering impeccably from his nightmare at Brighton last week.
Furthermore, five wins from their last eight will see City hold the record or the most wins in a Premier League campaign.
"I understand for the fans but the important thing is to be champions. But the weather conditions are better than here - the forecast in Manchester is rain, rain, rain", he added. But joking aside, we're going to take this time now, there's no fixture next week. "Last season we were there and it was good and that's why we're going to the airport now".
City did not need to hit top gear as they eased to victory over Stoke with two David Silva goals.
The result edges them closer to their seemingly inevitable Premier League title triumph and restores their 16-point lead over United.
"I know in my private life it's a very hard moment, but my son is fighting and I'm very happy because he's getting better and getting stronger".
MARTIN TYLER defined THAT legendary "Agueeerrrooo", moment - and claimed: "I swear you will never see anything like this ever again".
Jese has scored one goal in 12 league appearances for Stoke.
"It is always a complicated here, but we put in a solid performance and controlled the game and didn't concede a goal".
Kylie Jenner says her pregnancy was a 'perfect' experience
Khloé's daughter will be the third female addition to the Kardashian-Jenner brood when she gives birth in April this year. Jenner said she loves "all" of Stormi , although one of her favorite features is her daughter's "little toes".
Donald Trump's Empty Words on Trade
There was some bipartisan concurrence on the idea of focusing any tariff plan on China rather than more broadly. In a tweet , Trump has said the USA will be flexible and cooperative with those nations who are "real friends".
Dark Souls is getting an amiibo for Nintendo Switch
Why, it lets you perform the memetic Praise the Sun gesture in-game with reckless abandon - and we wouldn't have it any other way. Dark Souls: Remastered is set to head to PlayStation 4, Xbox One , Nintendo Switch and PC on 25th May 2018.