Guardiola pleased with City 3-1 win over West Ham.

Raheem Sterling scored a brace and Fernandinho registered his first goal in just under a year as Manchester City sealed a win over West Ham.

Pep Guardiola's Citizens thrashed the Hammers 3-1 to make it five consecutive victories for the Manchester City boss.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach was pleased and hailed the all round display of his players as he believes they are rapidly adapting to his system.

He said as quoted after the triumph at the Etihad: “We can play better, no doubt about that.

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“We are just two months here, not too much and I didn’t expect to play in this short time, like this. We played good first half. After we received the goal from West Ham from their first chance, we had the mentality to control our emotions very well.

“We didn’t concede any more chances and we made a lot more. We deserved to win by more goals but the performance was good. We need Ilkay and Sane because these guys who played today cannot play every game.

“From the first training session, the friendlies and the official games I have no complaints about the attitude and behaviour of the squad.”

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On Raheem Sterling, who was named Man of the Match after his brace against the east London club, Pep said: “I did nothing, I try to do the best for all the players. Raz has scored two goals, that’s good but for me the games before were more brilliant.

“The first half he didn’t win he scored but he didn’t win as many balls as he has in previous games.

“Of course we are so pleased about his spirit. He’s so dynamic, so aggressive with and without the ball - I’m so happy he’s playing good.

“I just tried to help him, to tell him he’ll received the ball more often if he stays in his position. After that, it’s his talent. When City bought this played with an important amount of money it’s because of his talent. I’m happy for him, for us and for the national team.”

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