Pep Guardiola insists Man City can improve despite going 20 unbeaten with win at Burnley

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City nonetheless have plenty of room for enchancment despite going 20 unbeaten in all competitions with a 2-0 win at Burnley.

First-half objectives from Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling gave City a snug win at Turf Moor, which means they’re three factors clear at the highest of the Premier League.

City, who’ve solely conceded 4 instances in 20 video games, are additionally the primary Premier League aspect since Arsenal between March and August 2002 to win 13 consecutive matches in all competitions, however Guardiola says they can improve.

Asked if there may be room for enchancment, he stated: “Lots. Today we misplaced some easy balls, that’s the solely factor I’m involved about. I’m asking them to do effort and the straightforward issues properly, we are attempting. Today greater than typical we lose easy balls, however on the whole I’m happy, as a result of we proceed to be stable and create sufficient probabilities.


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“Knowing that coming right here, in opposition to Burnley away, it’s at all times tough. Today we did it once more very well. We can do higher, however on the whole I haven’t got regrets. The gamers are human beings and are incredible.

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“We had been fortunate to attain early, after that the primary time we began to interrupt the traces. The first cross, the second half was significantly better, the primary quarter-hour of the second half was the most effective.

“It’s always a good result here, Burnley away. So everyone knows how difficult it is, and we didn’t concede many chances again and created clear chances to score. I am satisfied.”

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In the absence of Sergio Aguero, Jesus has now scored three in 4 video games for City, and Guardiola stated though each he and the ahead is aware of objectives are the important thing, the Brazilian contributes in some ways.

Guardiola stated: “Gabriel has no doubts [he needs to score goals], it is a very long time we have been collectively. Especially for him, the striker wants to attain objectives, positively. Last recreation he scored for 3 factors, at present he begins us off.

Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates scoring his aspect's opening objective (Barry Coombs/Sportimage)

“We are delighted for Gabriel all the time, of course we need his goals, he knows it, but his contribution in many ways.”

City now face Liverpool at Anfield on Super Sunday, stay on Sky Sports, within the greatest recreation of the season to this point. But Guardiola says three factors is three factors, and says beating sides at the decrease finish of the desk of their latest run has not been so simple as it appears.

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“For now, we get pleasure from this recreation, tomorrow we begin to consider subsequent video games. We have received six video games in a row, in opposition to groups in low place of the desk, and other people say it is assured – however we all know precisely how robust it was in opposition to many of those golf equipment.

“We had to do our best, and now comes different teams, different types of play – now come another tough, tough group of games.”

Dyche: I’m happy with the gamers

Burnley have didn’t register a single shot on the right track of their final two Premier League video games, however after some optimistic leads to January put daylight between themselves and the drop zone, supervisor Sean Dyche insists he was comfortable with the gamers.

“I thought we actually did OK overall, but we can’t stand like we did. It’s a poor goal, the first goal, for many different reasons. That early, you don’t want to start like that against teams like this.

“We did moderately properly with our form, however then conceded the second. Second half I believe we truly did properly. These sides can get away from you very simply however they did not. Overall, with the challenges we have, I’m fairly happy with the gamers.”

What’s subsequent?

Manchester City

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Burnley host Brighton on Saturday at 3pm, stay on Sky Sports Premier League, earlier than internet hosting Bournemouth within the FA Cup fifth spherical at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

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