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Man City boss Guardiola: 'We are not thinking of the table'

Pep Guardiola is so proud of Man City's identity. [Getty]
Guardiola is so proud of Man City's identity. [Getty]

Everton 1-3 Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says they are not thinking of the Premier League after their win over Everton extended the gap at the top to ten points.

The Citizens played their game in hand last night and registered a 3-1 win over Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees.

England midfielder Phil Foden broke the deadlock lock in the 32nd minute with a brilliant strike that deflected off Seamus Coleman's leg into the net, but Brazil international Richarlison equalised for the homeside five minutes later.

Riyad Mahrez then made it 2-1 with a superb strike from outside the box in the 63rd minute before Bernardo Silva wrapped up the win with 13 minutes left on the clock.

The victory at Goodison Park was the Citizens’ 17th win on the bounce, and following the tie, Guardiola heaped praise on his players for how organised they were on Wednesday night.

The Spaniard told BBC Sport: "They are well organised, but we had the patience to attack them. It was well deserved.

"That is our identity. When you win a lot of games everyone wants to beat you and it is tricky. I have not seen that the team is thinking of the table, we have spoken about that. We are not here to defend our lead, it is all about three points, three points.

"There are 42 points still to fight for, we are in the middle of February. Now we rest for a few days, there are so many games.

"Kevin and Sergio are back, it is incredible news for us."

City forward Riyad Mahrez expressed his delight while speaking to Amazon: "It was a good performance, we played good again. It is a shame to concede the goal in the first half but we haven't conceded many.

"We tried to pass and move to find space to score the goal. We [himself and Bernardo Silva] have always had a good connection, we don't even need to speak to each other we know where we are. We all know each other.

"We train so well we know the movement. When you keep winning and scoring goals the confidence grows. It is difficult for the opponent. We are in a very good moment.

"I don't know about the title we only think about the next game - Arsenal."

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