Another win for Manchester City as they downed Fulham at Craven Cottage. Goals from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero sent City back to the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 win.
The majority of the hard work was done in the first half with the Blues going two goals up inside the opening thirty and though the margin of victory could have been greater, nobody will be complaining as City continued where they’d left off before the international break.
A win and we move.
On to the reaction:
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“It was an incredible result after the international break and having played away. We did what we should do,” said the City boss.
”The players have amazed me again.
“Our first 15-20 minutes was one of the best of the season. We played with incredible spirit, we could have scored more. After the goals we controlled it.
“At the end of the match, maybe the players were tired (but) we will be back in our rhythm.
”After the break playing at home is different to playing away. Always you have doubts about how they’re going to react.
“This game was tricky - 12:30 on Saturday, a sunny day. That is unusual and that is why I am so satisfied.
”Fulham was a tough game for Liverpool and Chelsea so we knew it was going to be tricky.
”We are going to do everything to win. No matter the next competition, we will (try to) win the game.”
“Wednesday against Cardiff will be a special game for us in front of our fans and with memories of Bernard,” Pep added.
”I was one-year-old when he started to work in this club.
“Players and managers come and go, but the spirit of the club is about the people working for 30, 40, 50 years here.
“I am sure we will make a real tribute to his family on Wednesday. It is what he deserves.”
Bernardo Silva Reaction
Bernardo put in a man of the match performance, and then dedicated the win to the late Bernard Halford, our Life President who sadly passed away in midweek.
“Everyone was sad for the news”, said Bernardo. “He (Bernard) was a very important person for the club and the fans, so this win is for him.”
“It’s most important for the team to keep winning”, he added. “Then if its me scoring or Kun [Aguero] or Raz [Sterling] or Leroy or Riyad it doesn’t really matter, what matters is 3 points.
“We were very motivated, knowing that Liverpool had one more game than us, knowing that they were top of the league and we had to get back there.
“First we had to start the game with intensity and that’s what we did especially in the first half, we played very well and created many chances, it’s 3 more points, and onto the next one knowing that we have a very busy schedule.”
“When you’re top of the league, its in your hands. We know if we win the seven games that we have left, we’ll be champions. We know our opponents are strong but we’ll try to do it.”
3 points! Next one on Wednesday!— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) March 30, 2019
Come on @ManCity pic.twitter.com/JjkC6u3iOk
La mejor manera de regresar a la #PremierLeague es con una importante victoria fuera de casa!! Bien hecho chicos!— Nicolas Otamendi (@Notamendi30) March 30, 2019
The best way to come back to the #PremierLeague is with an important away win !! Well done, guys #ManchesterCity #Fulham pic.twitter.com/mYGRStuqIQ
➕3️⃣! Bring on the next game ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/tfKzjuviIW— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) March 30, 2019
Some sensational shots from today's game but what were your favourites?— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 30, 2019
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Next up is a midweek clash with Cardiff City in the Premier League, see you then!