Man City 'Needed to Lose,' Says Pep Guardiola After Shakhtar Donetsk Defeat

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Bleacher Report—Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said his side "needed to lose" after their 2-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday ended a 28-game unbeaten run that stretched back to April. As City had already confirmed top spot in their group, the defeat mattered little, and Guardiola said the focus had already moved to Sunday's derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford, per David Anderson in the Mirror: "When I felt we needed to lose, it was for the players and for...

Manchester City 'needed to lose to remain focused', claims Pep Guardiola. City's 2-1 defeat in Ukraine brought their unbeaten record to an end after 227 days ahead of a trip to Old Trafford.