MANCHESTER —— Pep Guardiola played down the significance of moving five points clear at the top of the Premier League following Manchester City’s 3—0 win over Burnley.
Sergio Aguero scored a penalty to equal City’s all—time goal scoring record before second—half goals from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane condemned the Clarets to their first away defeat of the season.
“In May, it will be significant —— in October, no,” Guardiola told a news conference when asked about City’s lead at the top.
But he was happy City equalled a club record run of 11 games in all competitions —— the first time they have achieved it in a single season.
“It means a lot. The record is good if you lift something —— titles or a trophy,” he added. “It is not easy to win 11 in a row, so it’s good. I’m so happy to continue our winning mentality.
“If people come here thinking that you are going to be 5—0 up after 20 minutes that’s not going to happen,” the Catalan said. “At 0—0 it was difficult but we were stable, we created more chances than them and we scored when we had to. In general, we controlled the game and that let us win.”
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“It is amazing how high these players go. How the referee has seen it —— I had to watch it four times to see contact.”