Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola doubts Liverpool will drop points in Premier League title run-in
Pep Guardiola admitted his delight as Manchester City guaranteed title success is in their own hands with Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat of local rivals Manchester United.
City moved back top of the Premier League table with their victory, one point ahead of Liverpool with three games left to play.
Neither of the title-chasing teams has a particularly tough run-in, and Guardiola doubts the Reds are going to drop many points over the final weeks of the season.
“Liverpool I don’t think are going to drop too many points, but it’s in our hands,” Guardiola said after Wednesday’s match,
“Three games, we won the last 11. It’s incredible what these players have done so far, but still we have a job to do.
“If that victory happened in November, December or January we would celebrate it more, enjoy it more. Maybe tonight we can enjoy it, but tomorrow it’s over, it’s gone, so you have to be focused, so focused.”
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There is no let-up for City, who travel to Burnley on Sunday with every game a must-win.
“I know the people are going to talk about how beautiful we are, how handsome we are, like this, like that, but now we have to go to Burnley,” Guardiola added.
“In my two previous seasons going to Burnley was incredibly tough, so we have to be focused, because Burnley is always a tough, tough game to play.
“But we’re fortunate that it’s in our hands so we depend on our own performances – if we win our last three games, we are champions and that is what we’re going to try to do.”
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Guardiola said he was particularly pleased with how his side had responded to their dramatic exit from the Champions League against Tottenham, following it up with a league victory over Spurs and now the derby.
“That was the most difficult and incredible thing from these players,” he said.
Second-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane secured City the victory at Old Trafford, who have now won 11 Premier League games in a row, since suffering a shock defeat at Newcastle on January 29.
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