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Guardiola praises 'extraordinary' travelling City support

Pep Guardiola described City's travelling fans as ‘amazing’ and ‘incredible’ after Saturday's vital 1-0 win away to Everton.

The boss went over to blow kisses and celebrate with the City fans at the end of the game at Goodison Park and paid tribute to the way our supporters travel everywhere in big numbers and provide fantastic backing week in, week out.

“Our fans when we play away are incredible and amazing,” said Guardiola.

“I would love to hug them every single game to thank them because wherever we we go, they are there.

“We feel their warmth and the players notice. Our fans away from home are extraordinary.”

City’s narrow win at Goodison Park proved a hard-fought three points.

Phil Foden’s late winner proved enough, but it was yet another game when City had to remain patient against a side who packed their defence and kept space to a minimum.

Asked if most teams now played that way against the defending champions, Pep agreed that – except for a handful of clubs – that is generally the pattern the majority of opponents adopt.

“I know we provoke them, but yeah, except Liverpool, Brighton, Arsenal, Villa and Leeds United, the rest, yeah,” said Guardiola.

“The rest sit back, but I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that.

“Every manager can do what they want.

“One of the principles is to be patient. Don’t concede goals and in the right moment we can do it.

“We need to continue doing like this.”

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