Manchester City are back, with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham United.
The first Premier League winter break allowed for some much needed rest and now we look forward to a full schedule the rest of the way.
A goal in each half settled this lop sided contest with Rodrigo and Kevin De Bruyne each on the mark for City.
A win, clean sheet and solid performance. On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“Today was clear. We created many chances. I’m satisfied for many reasons. After the winter break, after 12 days, it was about how we were going to react.
“The team is incredible.
“He told me that he felt something,” said the City boss. “But I don’t think it was a big issue.
“I will know tomorrow exactly. He played really well today and we will see in the next days.
“He told me he had more caution after what happened near the goal. We will see tomorrow with the doctors.”
“All we can do is on the pitch and do what we have done the last four years and focus on that until the end of the season.
“I trust 100% completely my club what they have done. They explained to me the reasons why.
“We are going to fight like we have fought every single game and day we are together until the end of the season.
“We are optimistic that at the end the truth will prevail and next season we will be in the Champions League.”
Aymeric Laporte Reaction
”I’m happy with the result and to be back on the pitch at the Etihad Stadium,” he said afterwards. “The people here push me to do a good job.”
”To be back playing at home, I’m happy with that. It was difficult for me being out of the team for this long time but I’m happy to be back with my teammates.”
FULL-TIME | Goals from Rodrigo and @DeBruyneKev secures the three points for us! ⚽️⚽️— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 19, 2020
2-0 ⚒ #MCIWHU #ManCity pic.twitter.com/DHoABWKzbg
Goal ✅— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 19, 2020
Man of the Match ✅
#MCIWHU #ManCity pic.twitter.com/fqNYhrqCEL
Good win, at home, with our fans! #PremierLeague #ManchesterCity pic.twitter.com/PqaTTlPV9s— Nicolas Otamendi (@Notamendi30) February 19, 2020
+3 points.... well played tonight guys!!! #alômãe#gratidão#doperi#nextone pic.twitter.com/bG7skBN0gk— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) February 19, 2020
Good to get a win especially after the break off. Great to see Pablo too! City legend!! pic.twitter.com/QXtuASmy7V— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) February 19, 2020
“LEAAAAAVE IT!!!! LEAAAAVE IT!!!!!” @DeBruyneKev pic.twitter.com/r4aZgzglaa— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) February 19, 2020