Manchester City lucky in West Ham rout, says Guardiola


Pep compares result to Man Utd and Real Madrid's.

City boss wants his side 'back soon to where' they 'normally are'.


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his side weren’t at their best despite their 4-0 win over West Ham on Saturday.

The Spaniard believes his Citizens were “a little lucky” with their goal margin against Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers.

The Premier League champions are unbeaten 13 games into their title defence, with two-points clear off Liverpool at the summit.

Leroy Sane scored a brace after David Silva and Raheem Sterling registered a goal each to seal three points at the London stadium. However, following the clash, Guardiola told a post-match news conference: "We give a lot of credit for victory, but it was not the best performance and we were a little lucky.

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"We arrived a few times and scored, whereas West Ham did the same many times and didn't score - but I am sure we will be back soon to where we normally are.

"The most important thing is that after what we achieved last season, we are still consistent and humble.

“Our passing wasn't great, but in terms of how we run without the ball it was fantastic."

The former Barca boss also praised his players for remaining focused and getting the result after the international break, compared to the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United, who were beaten 3-0 by Eibar and held 0-0 at home to Crystal Palace respectively.

"After an international break you can easily drop points, but the players came back at the same level and that's why I am so satisfied for the victory, even though the performance could have been better," he added.

"If you see the results after the international break, it's good. We saw the results for Madrid and United."

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