Manchester City have reached 12 straight wins in all competitions with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola made it 500 wins as a manager.
Gabriel Jesus scored the winner before 10 minutes, finishing from close range after a spicy work from Ferran Torres. A great win with real grit today. City earned anther clean sheet as Ruben Dias continues to prove his worth.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“I woke up, I went out of my building and saw the wind and freezing conditions and I said straight away this will be one of the toughest games we play this season,”
“Sheffield United are right now at the bottom and that’s when you realise the Premier League is the toughest in the world.
“The physicality and what they do...they’ve had bad moments but their organisation is outstanding. We played really well. We didn’t create much but we concede few.
“We were on the right foot on the pitch and we behaved perfectly. I am very grateful to my players for the victory.”
“I am happy Aymer is back,” said the City boss. “He played really well.
“It’s not just Ruben [Dias] and John [Stones], it’s everyone - Nathan [Ake], Aymer, the full-backs, Joao [Cancelo], Kyle [Walker] and Oleks [Zinchenko].”
“Today we concede few and did not create much, but I give credit to the opponent. It wasn’t because we weren’t good. I am more than pleased.”
“We don’t have one player who tries to win for himself. Our top scorers are not in first ten or 12 in the league, so we have to do it as a team,” Guardiola asserted.
“That’s how we will maintain it. The players understand it - some struggled a little bit to understand - but they all understand it. We knew how difficult today would be.
“In winter, it’s the toughest moment in England, and with COVID it’s a weird life for everyone.
“Here in January, we won every game so that shows the personality of these players. How we react is what I am concerned about now.”
Haters: #ManCity have no history.. #ManCity: 9 wins out of 9 in January 2021 - the most wins by a team in the top four tiers of English football in a single month since the formation of the Football League in 1888. pic.twitter.com/rhZy3HFT3Q— City Chief (@City_Chief) January 31, 2021
Pep Guardiola has now won 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ games in his managerial career pic.twitter.com/3uKWMENXYS— Goal Asia (@Goal_Asia_) January 30, 2021
12 in a row!! Still a long way to go pic.twitter.com/p3U7CikX3a— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) January 30, 2021
Free hugs ❤️ @BernardoCSilva #andanothercleansheet pic.twitter.com/fGDggSAla6— Aymeric Laporte (@Laporte) January 30, 2021
TEAM work! ⚔⚽️ pic.twitter.com/B2wu7ybmj6— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus9) January 30, 2021