Champions League: Versatile and experienced Ilkay Gundogan central to Manchester City's trophy pursuit
Gundogan is already having his best ever goalscoring season with 13 in all competitions, 11 of which have come in his last 13 Premier League games
Sunday's 4-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield made it 14 victories in a row in all competitions for Manchester City, equalling the record for top-flight sides set by Preston and Arsenal.
Premier League: League-leaders Manchester City thrash Liverpool; Harry Kane inspires Tottenham to win
Inspired by Gundogan's goals and Phil Foden's stylish display, City moved 10 points clear of fourth-placed Liverpool after their first win at Anfield since 2003.
West Ham defeated Crystal Palace to occupy the fourth Champions League place.
FA Cup: Southampton knock Arsenal out of competition; late blitz helps Manchester City survive Cheltenham scare
Six-time winners City were minutes away from exiting at the fourth-round stage before goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres broke the hearts of the brave League Two side.
Joachim Low said he intends to divide his squad into two separate groups, the first for the home friendly against Turkey in Cologne next Wednesday.
City, who have won the League Cup for the past three seasons, start the defence of their trophy against Bournemouth on Thursday and Guardiola knows they cannot afford to lose more players.
Premier League: Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan becomes latest Manchester City player to test positive for COVID-19
Gundogan is the third City player to return a positive test this month, following Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez.
Premier League: Liverpool deserve to be champions if season cannot be completed, says Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan
'For me, that would be okay, yes,' Gundogan said, on being asked whether Liverpool should be handed their first top-flight title for 30 years should the season not be completed.
League Cup: Manchester City ride on Sergio Aguero, Rodri's goals to lift trophy for third consecutive season
Manchester City became the first side to win the competition three seasons in a row since Liverpool claimed four straight titles from 1981 to 1984.
Premier League: Manchester City need to improve next season, says manager Pep Guardiola after Tottenham defeat
City had 18 goal attempts compared to Tottenham’s three, the hosts taking the lead in the 63rd minute when debutant Steven Bergwijn volleyed home with Jose Mourinho’s side’s first attempt on target
Premier League: Debutant Steven Bergwijn scores as Tottenham beat Manchester City; Arsenal held to goalless draw at Burnley
Outplaying and outshooting Tottenham counted for little after second-place City were reduced to 10 men on the hour when Oleksandr Zinchenko's push on Harry Winks to halt a counterattack saw the midfielder shown a second yellow card
Premier League: Manchester City beat Leicester 3-1, show stomach for taking title fight to Liverpool
If any team has a chance of stopping Liverpool marching to a first English league title in 30 years, it looks to be Manchester City rather than Leicester.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany's Joshua Kimmich eager to bring back fans to stadium for home fixture against Belarus
Striker Timo Werner is currently Germany's best source of goals with the RB Leipzig striker having netted 11 goals in as many Bundesliga games this season
Premier League: Manchester City players fumed at replays of Liverpool's opening goal, reveals Ilkay Gundogan after 1-3 loss
Manchester City players were left fuming in the dressing room after watching replays of Liverpool’s controversial opening goal in a 3-1 loss at Anfield on Sunday, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has said.
A curling cross-shot from Kevin De Bruyne eluded everyone and went into the net for 2-0, despite Villa's pleas that Sterling was offside, and Ilkay Gundogan made it three in the 70th when Villa failed to clear a corner
Germany are set to hand out several debuts with Joachim Loew missing a host of first-choice names for Wednesday's friendly match against an Argentina without Lionel Messi.
League Cup: Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden says he wants to follow Raheem Sterling's example after making first start of season against Preston
Foden, the England under-21 international has seen his path blocked by an array of midfielders like David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan set to miss Germany's key fixture against Northern Ireland with flu
28-year-old Ilkay Gundogan left the team German hotel in Belfast on Sunday to return to Manchester and misses the top-of-the-table clash at Windsor Park
Premier League: Ilkay Gundogan signs contract extension with Manchester City, set to stay with club till 2023
Gundogan, who cost City around £20 million when they signed him from Borussia Dortmund, said he was looking forward to more success with City.