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Manchester City Handle Sheffield United, 1-0: Reaction & Tweets

Pep and his men win!

Sheffield United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images

Thanks to a Kyle Walker first-half strike Manchester City earned a narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

The City right-back struck a low shot home midway through the first-half in a game largely dominated by Pep Guardiola’s side.

Though City had 16 shots on goal, the three points and another clean sheet mean it will be a happy trip back across to Manchester for Guardiola’s men.

A clean sheet, win and we move.

On to the reaction-

Pep Guardiola Reaction

“They (Dias and Laporte) played the last games, and they are doing really, really well. It’s so important for us,”

“It’s good. Dias has settled really well, he gives us personality and charisma in the back-line.

“Both are playing really well. We struggled a lot last year not having two centre-backs who gave us that consistency.

“We had to rotate a lot, but we need everyone, it’s impossible to play both every game.

“But the reason we conceded just one chance isn’t just them… everyone made an incredible contribution.

“We are delighted with how they are doing but against Olympiakos, I have to think about making changes and rotating the team. It’s a lot of games. Five games in 16 days.”

“It was our third game in seven days, away all of them. We played with a good tempo you need against Sheffield United,” the manager added.

“If you don’t, they punish you in transitions as they are so strong. First half we played really well, we created chances, but we struggled to score.

“When you arrive in the second half with just a 1-0 lead anything can happen. They arrived down the side and showed patience and started making crosses. They had one clear chance in 90 minutes, so that is so good for us and how we defended.

“But when we arrive in the final third, we are not clinical enough.

“Nine goals in five games is not enough but I understand completely why for many reasons.”

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