Pep Guardiola has explained his decision to take off Erling Haaland following the Norway international's first-half display against Leicester City.
Haaland played the first 45 minutes of the clash to score a double for his side in the 3 - 0 win over the Foxes in the Premier League. The meeting saw the Citizens securing three points and getting closer to the league title rivals Arsenal.
After the successful clash, Guardiola opened up on the 24-hour meticulous care Haaland needs as well as the importance to keep him fit for the upcoming Champions League game against Bayern Munich and the FA Cup semi-final versus Sheffield United.
"It was excellent as always. You see his body language during the game, he's like John (Stones)," the City boss said, via Manchester Evening News.
"They come from injuries and he played after 15 days the first 90 minutes against Bayern Munich, the game was 3-0 and like with John always you have to take care because his injuries are long and after 45 minutes it was good for them to rest."
Haaland reached Mohamed Salah's record by scoring 32 goals in the 38-game Premier League season on Saturday. Guardiola reacted to his latest achievement, saying:
"I want Erling to break all the records, that means he scores a lot of goals and helps us. What he wants is titles and to be there and still we are there. We still have to play eight or nine games and he is close to breaking all of them."