English Premiership

Guardiola insists City by far the better side

2017-11-06 09:20
Pep Guardiola.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team merited Sunday’s 3-1 win over Arsenal, despite Arsene Wenger’s thoughts on the referee.

The Gunners boss had his usual gripes after City extended their winning run to nine matches on the trot thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, and Gabriel Jesus.

"The penalty was a penalty, the offside was offside, but we won because we were better," Guardiola said.

"We won in the best way, and we deserved by far the victory. For the way we played and the chances we create, and the few chances we concede.

"They told me it was offside, I don't like to win in that way, so it's like this. But sometimes Arsenal win at Burnley in the 96th minute with a hand, sometimes it's like this. The important thing is the performance, the way we tried to play, and we did it really well.

"The last nine times we play against Arsenal we've won just once. Well done, we deserved, we played better. Unfortunately the first half with the clear, clear chances we had we couldn't score the second and third goal.

"Of course when you play against Arsenal at 1-0 it is always complicated, so we played really good, and we felt in the bad moments when we were tired that mentally we were stable. That's why I was so pleased with the performance."


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