Pep Guardiola says quadruple ‘almost impossible’ for Manchester City

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Pep Guardiola once again sought to play down Manchester City’s chance of winning the quadruple after their narrow FA Cup semi-final victory over Brighton, describing it as “almost impossible” for his team to claim all four honours they are competing for this season.

Gabriel Jesus’s fourth-minute goal was enough for City to set up a return visit to Wembley for the final on 18 May, when they will take on either Watford or Wolves. City will be firm favourites to triumph and claim a second piece of silverware having won the Carabao Cup in February. They also remain in contention to retain the Premier League title and win the Champions League for the first time – with a quarter-final first leg tie against Tottenham to come on Tuesday – and should they prevail, they would become the first English club to achieve such a clean sweep.

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