Manchester City picked up their 11th consecutive win in all competitions beating Burnley 3-0, a new club record, they are finding themselves five points above second-placed Manchester United after the Red Devils’ unexpected defeat at Huddersfield Town, but Pep Guardiola was quick to downplay the importance of being five up before October is over.
In May, it will be significant – in October, no
the Man City manager’s comment was, regarding that five-point lead his team are enjoying at the moment. As for the record of winning 11 straight games;
It means a lot. The record is good if you lift something – titles or a trophy. It is not easy to win 11 in a row, so it’s good. I’m so happy to continue our winning mentality. We are top of both groups [Premier League and Champions League] but that doesn’t mean anything more than that. Last year we won 10 and we didn’t finish OK. I just tell my players I’m grateful
the Catalan ‘reminded’ everyone, going one year back, when City had a similar winning streak, only to fail – pretty much – in all competitions in the end.
If people come here thinking that you are going to be 5-0 up after 20 minutes that’s not going to happen. 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
Guardiola also said, talking about people’s expectations from City, and how difficult the game against Burnley was.
Sergio Aguero scored the opener form the penalty spot, his goal number 177 (in 261 matches), matching Eric Brook’s record. Next time the Argentine scores, he will be City’s all-time leading scorer, without… Brook’s company at the top of the list.