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Pep Guardiola praised his players for maintaining their remarkable performance after the break, in City's record-smashing triumph over Watford.

The Premier League Champions headed into half-time with a 5-0 lead, sensationally established in the opening 18 minutes of the game, and continued where we left off to add three more after the restart.

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Bernardo Silva bagged a hat-trick, while Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne also wrote their names onto the scoresheet, as the 'Fourmidables' registered six different goalscorers in a game for the third time in our Premier League history.

Guardiola expressed his delight that his team did not let up, adding that doing so would have been disrespectful to the Hornets.

"The quality of players upfront made the difference," he said. "We were ruthless in terms of five shots, five goals. Sometimes, we have 20 and cannot score.

"After the Champions League - a huge trip and no time to prepare - it was a lovely day for us all. For the City fans, there was sunshine and a lot of goals.

"One of the things I loved the most is the fact that at 5-0 at half-time, sometimes players think for themselves and play their own game. It was the complete opposite - we were more aggressive, and we changed the set-up a little bit. We were more aggressive, high pressing.

"In the second half, we scored more goals and played well. That, I like a lot."

Watch part one of Pep's post-match press conference in the video above...

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