WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE.
Yes, it’s true a 5-0 drubbing of Burnley keeps us looking strong in first place. It was Sergio Aguero who opened the scoring in a relatively quiet first 45’. After the break smashi9ng goals from Bernardo, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane ensured the centurions 100% home record remained and in emphatic style.
On to the reaction, courtesy of ManCity.com
On Mahrez- “In Anfield, he played so good… that’s why he played today.
“He played with personality. Only the takers can miss a penalty. He scored a great goal, but the assists he created, how aggressive he was, was so good.
“Riyad made a good performance. We knew he was a talented player. He’s a guy who likes to play with the ball. He goes to the byline, can score with left or right.
“He’s a good signing for us.”
On Ferna- “Fernandinho in the period we are together, he is so important for us. No doubt about that,” Pep added.
“Today he was clever, his body shape, every time he received the ball he was ready for it. He was incredible – extraordinary.
“Today was one of the best performances this season. He is a key player for us.”
It was City’s most emphatic result of the season and ensured the champions retained top spot in the Premier League.
And Guardiola said City’s superb level of performance was as a direct result of how comfortable his players felt – especially at the Etihad.
“Our level at home especially is so high, we’ve won every game at home and played well,” Guardiola added.
“We attack well, five different players scored today, so not all the pressure is on Sergio and Gabriel.
“We learn every day, we attack better when they defend deeper. When teams attack us, we have guys with a lot of pace.
“We feel comfortable at home, with our people on our side. The pitch, thank you for groundsman, they help us to play quicker.
“Even when we rotate players, we can keep going and be consistent in the Premier League and that is so important.”
Muy buen triunfo para seguir arriba y con el juego que nos gusta //Very good win, playing the kind of game we like and keeping us on top of the table. C’mon City! pic.twitter.com/iAq60klC1l— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) October 20, 2018
We gave Joe a goal for every trophy he won here. What a club.— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) October 20, 2018
City return to Champions League action on Tuesday with a trip to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the first of back-to-back games against Group F opponents.
Then it’s off to Wembley with a game against Tottenham Hotspur a week on Monday.
See you then! Come on City!