Manchester City’s Liam Delap (right) scores against Bournemouth during their English League Cup third round match at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester on Thursday. Associated Press
Pep Guardiola faces a stern test of his managerial philosophy as the Manchester City boss aims to overhaul Premier League champions Liverpool this season.
Manchester City’s march to the Premier League title stalled on Saturday as 10-man Leeds beat the runaway leaders 2-1, while Liverpool ended a six-game losing streak at Anfield as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s late strike sealed a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola has insisted Manchester City are English football’s team of the decade, despite his side heading into 2020 some 14 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.
The Dubai International Baja (1-3 December) is perfectly situated to make or break title hopes. The rally marks the final stage in both the 2022 FIA World Cup for Cross County Bajas and FIM Bajas World Cup.
Only five England players - Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope and Joe Root - turned up for the training at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Chelsea star Pulisic bundled home the do-or-die Group B game's only goal on 38 minutes to set up a second round clash with Group A winners the Netherlands on Saturday.