City Set New Record, United Keep Chase


"There are a lot more tasks waiting for us, especially I think in December because of all the games". Regardless, Chelsea went on to win the league and FA Cup double.

Guardiola made four changes to the team that had prevailed at Old Trafford in a game marred by an angry post-match brawl that is being investigated by the Football Association, with Sergio Aguero earning a recall. We can lose, we can drop points but complacency, never happened in the past, the present or the future.

"They do the basics, the ugly side of the game".

And, just like their Manchester derby victory on Sunday, City celebrated by playing music in their dressing room after the game.

Head coach Paul Clement said: "We started okay, we were in it, but the first goal is really disappointing.

After we scored, I thought Zlatan Ibrahimovic would come in, so I made a decision to put Mangala in front, and pulled a striker out [Gabriel Jesus] because I wanted one more man in the middle to make more passes", he clarified.

Pep Guardiola's men beat a record set by Arsenal just over 15 years ago.

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"Our job depends on it if we win and we are happy in our jobs and our lives".

Yet there was a threat from the home side on the break, as demonstrated by Jordan Ayew when he cut in from the left and connected with a shot that drew a smart, low save from Ederson in the Manchester City goal. Swansea offered early hints that they could offer a few problems but when they gave the ball away under City pressure, Bernardo Silva swung in a pinpoint cross that his Spanish namesake flicked neatly into the net.

"Our reaction was that we were very passive, showing too much respect, not aggressive enough".

He said: "There were positives, games like that won't define our season, other games including Everton away and absolutely Palace at home".

"On Saturday, we play Tottenham and we have to be focused. For me, one of the best sides I've ever come across".

Spurs became the first side in top flight history to beat the same opposition by four or more goals in four straight meetings after hitting Mark Hughes' side for five at Wembley.

When asked if the club will spend in January, he added: "If we're going to sustain Premier League status that's a must".