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Guardiola delighted with City’s progress ahead of Premier League double century

Pep Guardiola says he has loved watching Manchester City’s development during his period in charge of the Club.

The Catalan took over at City in the summer of 2016 and Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace will see him clock up 200 Premier League games as manager.

In his 199 matches in the competition so far, he has won 146, drawn 25 and lost just 28, scoring a remarkable 486 goals in the process.

He has overseen three title success in his five full seasons in charge, including a record 100 points in 2017-18.

It’s been a special period in City’s history, with Guardiola responsible for revolutionising our playing style, as well as delivering 10 major trophies.

He says he couldn’t be happier and believes the progress is clear evidence the work he and his backroom staff have done has been a success.

“I am incredibly happy,” he says. “We saw the team grow and grow. That is the best signal we are doing well.

“I try to adapt, adjust to the Premier League for specific things.

“After 200 games, I could not be more satisfied. It has been amazing, we lived the way we want to play and we did it. I will try to continue to do it.”

Watch Guardiola's press conference above!

City v Crystal Palace  

We will have full coverage of Saturday’s game right here on ManCity.com and on the official Man City app.

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Live text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre at 13:00 (UK).

Our Matchday Live show gets under way just before 14:00 (UK), with Joleon Lescott joining us the studio.

Michael Brown will be providing expert co-commentary alongside Ali Mann for those who wish to have an audio accompaniment with the game. 

And CITY+ subscribers can watch a full 90-minute replay of the match from midnight.

CITY+ subscribers can also watch live coverage of our EDS side as they take on Brighton this evening. Kick off in that one is at 19:00 (UK). 

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