Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his players after putting on a fantastic show at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. With the 6-0 victory against Chelsea, the title contenders recorded a third league victory in just eight days.
City’s winning streak began with Arsenal last weekend but was shattered by a shocking defeat by Newcastle. Yet the defeat didn’t hold the Guardiola’s boys for a long time.
I just said to them thank you for what they have done,
After Newcastle, we spoke to each other and put ourselves in front of a mirror and accepted the reality. After that we worked, moved forward.
After three games in a week – tough games against Arsenal and at Goodison Park – playing the way we played with this intensity and patience to find spaces in the right moments, the players were outstanding.
We are there, we are the leaders, but Liverpool have one more game [in hand].
In City’s six-goal haul, Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick to make it nine goals in his last six games. Scoring three against Chelsea, Aguero equaled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 11 hat-tricks.