City’s 21-match unbeaten run came to and an end with a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. The London streak of good results also came to a crashing end.
Despite dominating for long periods of the first-half, the Blues were undone by the lions first shot on target near the end of half-time. They added a second thanks to Kante.
It was the centurions first loss of the season and means Liverpool replace the Blues as Premier League leaders.
It was just one of those games we need to forget and move on. It is after all a very long season.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“We played outstanding in the first half,” said the Catalan.
“Apart from ten minutes in the second half, we were there until the end.
“I feel incredible emotion to see these players do what they do every three days.
“Sarri says he needs more time, but I think Chelsea are there now and can compete for everything. They have some fantastic players.
“We are going to try to be champions. In a season like this, with a lot of games - plus after last season - everybody wants to beat us. They put in something extra.
“What is important is how we react Even if we would have won today, it’s still only the beginning of December.
“There are still lot of points to play for. In general, we were fantastic.
“Sometimes we are upset because we lost, but we showed we wanted to win. Football is like this.
“You can always take lessons after winning or losing. In general, I am so glad with the way we played.”
Pep says he never thought his side would go unbeaten all season and that doing so is almost impossible.
“We are here to be champions, not Invincibles - I said this many times and I said the same last season,” he said.
“There is no sport in the world that one team or player wins always or remains unbeaten - that is how sport is.
“Yesterday, we were the favourites and unbeaten, today we have lost.
“We are only in December. Can Liverpool win the Premier League? Yes. Ask me if Tottenham, Arsenal or Chelsea can - yes, of course.”
And asked if injuries to key players was a factor in the loss, he responded: ”People don’t ask about Kevin or Sergio when we win, only when we lose.
”The guys today were incredible. We win together, and we lose together.”
John Stones Reaction
“To come here and play how we did, despite the scoreline, is never easy,” he said.
“We were top of the league coming into the game and everyone wants that spot. Now we have something to look back on and we will take everything out of it.
”It is never easy to digest it after the game, but it is the harsh reality of the league. To be where we are - we should be proud.”
“We should take positives into the next game,” he said.
“The best way to get over this is by winning the next game.”
”It was a typical game between two top teams. It is not easy conceding late in the first half. We were so dominant, but they got one chance and scored it.
”It is frustrating but that is the reality of playing these top teams in the Premier League. We did everything right up until the last minute.”
“Both teams tried to switch it up to try different tactics.
”As a back four, in controlling Hazard we kept them from creating a lot of chances.”
Desapontado com o resultado mas não podemos baixar a cabeça. Temos muito pontos ainda a disputar e voltaremos mais fortes.— Fernandinho (@fernandinho) December 9, 2018
Disappointed with the result but we wont lower our head now. We have a lot of points still to play and we will come back stronger.#wearecity #together pic.twitter.com/CXKQl86wMV
On the next one. Forget this, it’s a long season folks. #MCICHE— Bitter and Blue (@Bitter_and_Blue) December 8, 2018
Up next is a midweek clash with Hoffenheim. See you then! CMON CITY!