Manchester City were for a short while at top of the Premier League for the first time this season after late goals from Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan finished a hard fought and entertaining clash with Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola’s side scored twice in the final 11-minutes to claim the three points which led to City jumping ahead of Leicester City. A win, clean sheet and now 16 games unbeaten.
We move. On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“The most important thing to me, rather than the six victories in a row, is we are back since the Newcastle game playing the way we need to play to be champions,” declared the City boss.
“Everyone wants to be champion, but you have to show you deserve it. We controlled many aspects. We had the right tempo, conceded few. We have to be more clinical in the final third, but we will improve.
“(The performance was) really good against an incredible top side. The same level, quite similar to the last games since Newcastle when we have started to play much better.
“I was really impressed with our performance. We played really well.
“We still have one game left to finish the first round (of games). Now it is the FA Cup and West Brom. In the end we lost just two games this season.”
“When we drop points, you don’t know if my decisions weren’t good enough,” Guardiola added.
“You need time sometimes. We were disappointed last season against Lyon in UCL and we had 15 games until we started again.
“We played against Wolves without a friendly game. We were not consistent enough, maybe because of my decisions.
“We are playing much much better.”
Really tough game but the team came together, worked hard and got a great result!! pic.twitter.com/HjLKOjBNpU— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) January 20, 2021