Pep Guardiola was thrilled with City’s defensive resilience in the 1-0 win over Brentford.

Guardiola spoke of his utmost respect for the Bees, who he said offer an ‘incredible threat’.

The manager was delighted to see Erling Haaland pop up with the winner but equally happy with the team’s solid shutout.

“We defended really well,” said the boss.

“We spoke about situations with free kicks and corners, and if we defend well, we have to celebrate like a goal because they are such an incredible threat in every department.


“I never see a team play and create so many dangerous situations like Brentford in my life. I never saw a team like them.

“Every corner and free-kick is a nightmare. The guys - the back four and Erling, Rodri, the smarts of Bernardo help us a lot to defend these type of situations.”

Watch the manager’s verdict in the video player above.