Pep Guardiola: City won’t get carried away with Premier League lead

Pep Guardiola says there is no chance of Manchester City thinking the title race is over after opening up a 13-point lead at the top of the table.

The City boss is adamant his players will not get carried a way following our 1-0 win over second-placed Chelsea.


Kevin De Bruyne scored a superb curling effort to secure a victory which strengthens City’s grip on top spot, but Guardiola is confident his players will remain focused as we bid to defend our title.

“They will do it,” he said at his post-match press conference. “I know them.

“We were together for six seasons and most of them I know incredibly well and how competitive they are and how they celebrate the good moments and how they suffer the bad ones, how we behave this year in all the games, even when we lose.

“Of course, people will say it’s over. They [City players] know it’s not over. In January it’s not possible.

“At the same time, we have had had 12 games in a row winning, winning, winning. To do 36 points in this league, hats off to these players so far.

“But, it’s January. It’s not just the Premier League. It’s the Champions League, the FA Cup, there are many titles still to play for.”

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