Manchester City picked up three more points at Leicester City, thanks to goals by Gabriel Jesus late in the first half, and Kevin de Bruyne early in the second, one more impressive than the other.
The first goal… wow! It was so good because it came after a million passes
Pep Guardiola himself exclaimed, talking about Jesus’ goal after the match.
The players know where their teammates are, they know where they are going to be, they have the quality and they have the intelligence. Then David [Silva] showed how unselfish he is with the pass to Gabriel
the Manchester City manager said, in awe of his own team.
The quality from Kevin was special. We scored two amazing goals
the Catalan then said, talking about City’s second goal (by de Bruyne). As for the game as a whole, Guardiola looked… relieved, knowing that the first matches right after an international break are always very tricky, mostly for teams that have a lot of internationals.
In terms of the result, it is three more points, we have the distance – Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all quite a way behind us. The win was complicated because we are playing away – we are away for two weeks after the international break – but the mind was good. To come back from international duty is not easy as you do not have time
the City manager told reporters.