Pep Guardiola hailed an outstanding performance as Manchester City secured a 21st straight win with a 4-1 victory against Wolves, but insists his side’s focus now switches straight to Manchester United, who they face on Super Sunday.
City struck three times in the final 10 minutes, with Gabriel Jesus grabbing two, as City held off an unexpected Wolves fightback to claim a deserved win at the Etihad Stadium.
The result lifted quadruple-chasing City 15 points clear of Manchester United, who face Crystal Palace tonight but manager Guardiola insists nothing is finished yet as he prepares to face United at the Etihad on Super Sunday.
” That’s all we care [about now],” he told BT Sport.
“The champions are Liverpool, the crown belongs to them. We are in the best position right now to take them out and we are going to try, but they are the champions.
“There are 33 points to play for. Tomorrow (tonight) our opponents will play, we have one or two days off and then we prepare for Manchester United at home.
“We are in a really good position – I did not expect to be in this position two or three months ago – but we need to be calm and compete like we did today (Tuesday night).”
“We’ve got better results at Old Trafford than here [in the past]. We have one or two days to rest and I realise how strong they are. It’s an incredible opportunity to make a huge step and we are going to try.”
“I had a feeling we were going to be good,” he added. “I saw this morning the team, how focused they were when we warmed up. I thought they were ready.
“Wolves had one shot on target and got one goal – and after that they had a good five minutes. If you let them run they kill you, they are so good with their pace.
“But in 90 minutes we conceded so few actions to them and we created enough against them. It was an incredibly well deserved victory and a big compliment to the guys, they were outstanding.”
“The record we will talk about in the future. In winter time in England it’s hell and in that time we did something incredible. It’s more than remarkable. The players have all my compliments but Liverpool have the crown. To win the Premier League we need those points.”