Champions City are 13 points behind leaders Liverpool having played two games more and Guardiola gave a tired response to a question over whether the title race was still alive - suggesting he might be better served preparing for his team's Tuesday assignment at Sheffield United as opposed to watching Manchester United's trip to Anfield on Sunday.
The 28-year-old was named in the Team of the Year for each of the last two seasons. Kurzawa revealed on Friday morning via his Twitter account that he has joined Sports Invest UK, the company that also represent Chelsea's Willian and former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
Soon Robert Snodgrass was making a nuisance of himself down West Ham's left and Sebastien Haller spurned a sprinkling of first-half chances, first heading Mark Noble's cross just wide and then shooting at Jordan Pickford from a too-tight angle, much to the frustration of the better-placed Noble.
Fernandes was on the losing side in what could be his farewell appearance for the Portuguese giants on Friday as they were beaten 2-0 by local rivals Benfica, with Rafa finding the net twice late on. Manchester United do appear to be in need of a player like Fernandes, with midfield a department that is in desperate of reinforcements. Sporting are apparently requiring EUR65 million (₤55 m/$72 m) for the previous Udinese as well as Sampdoria guy, though Silas says he deserves a lot more than ...
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic said a changing of the guard is " inevitable " as the next generation of tennis players close the gap on the "Big Three". Williams is in the same quarter of the draw as her sister Venus, the oldest woman in the field at 39. One of the sport's young stars Stefanos Tsitsipas also struggled on the practice courts.
Sergio Garcia finished six off Westwood to come tied for eighth alongside Austria's Bernd Wiesberger, who was in the running overnight with Italian Francesco Laporta , but both men endured hard final days. World number one Brooks Koepka jumped out of a second round 75 to make six birdies and finishing with a round of 70. I missed a few chances on the back nine but I'm happy with my solid finish.