John Stones scored twice as Manchester City crushed a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace to go second in the Premier League.
Stones netted either side of Ilkay Gundogan’s brilliant 20-yard effort, before Raheem Sterling’s free-kick completed the rout to extend the unbeaten run to 15 games and move us up to second in the table, two points behind leaders Manchester United.
A great game, win, and clean sheet. We move.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“We fought a lot to be up there like many clubs and we will have to fight a lot to stay there,” said Pep.
“It is a weird season. Everyone can beat everyone and it is difficult every game. I am happy for the players. It was a good performance, another win and three points.”
“If there’s one guy who deserves the best it is John,” he said.
“He is a fantastic human being; his parents must be so proud of him. He has had problems in the past. A manager can’t give a player confidence. He has started to play and alongside Ruben they play really well.
“We are incredibly fortunate and lucky to be in charge with these kinds of players who make your life easier.
“In this kind of game the past two seasons we have struggled to beat them. Today I understand why.
“It is the quality of the players up front. This is a special thing, but the managers are not involved.”
1 Team. 3 Points. 100 Assists. pic.twitter.com/jnn2gkDMSS— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) January 17, 2021
Maybe it was just the hair after all pic.twitter.com/fMoMYBEfd8— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) January 17, 2021