Manchester City stayed undefeated in the Premier League taking their winning tally to 14 games thanks to a 2-1 victory over local rivals Manchester United. While this wasn’t the perfect Pep Guardiola brand of football but it was more than enough to see out an ultra-defensive Manchester United side.
The Citizens have dropped just two points in the Premier League since the start of the campaign and they are now 11 points clear at the top of the table. Many people are claiming that the Blue Half of Manchester have already wrapped up the title race in December and honestly we do not want to question that.
But after the win against Manchester United, Pep Guardiola did reply to a few unanswered questions.
Speaking after the match, he said, “The personality to play here is what I want. We can play this way in England. People said we couldn’t play the way we did in Barcelona in England but it is possible and we did it,”
“I knew that last season. Always I believed we could do it. Everyone can play how they want, that’s why football is so beautiful. I’m happy to go to Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford and to beat them in this way.
“Football is incredible. We spoke about how to play United but never set-pieces offensively, and then we score two. Football is unpredictable.
“This win means a lot in the way we played for our confidence but in three days we go to Swansea in the winter time. We are going to face a lot of difficulties. In December it’s impossible to be champions but it’s good for us.”
Manchester City are sitting comfortably at the top of the heap and we would love to use the word cruising but that too is a bit of an understatement for this side.