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Guardiola happy with ‘marvellous’ response to Chelsea defeat

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was delighted to see his side get back to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday following the reigning champion’s 3-1 defeat of Everton at the Etihad.

A double from Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus and a rare header from substitute Raheem Sterling was enough to give Guardiola’s side victory in Saturday’s early kick off.

Last weekend had seen the Citizens not only lose their unbeaten top flight record this season after slipping to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, but also saw them relinquish top spot in the Premier League table to Liverpool.

Speaking after the game Guardiola was pleased with how his side bounced back after last week’s loss.

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“The players responded [to defeat at Chelsea] in a marvelous way. They have top players. Today was tricky, a dangerous, dangerous game.’’ Guardiola told BBC’s MOTD.

“Everton is a top side, they draw at Stamford Bridge, at Liverpool it came down to the last second. I am very pleased.

“[Gabriel Jesus] settled so well from the beginning but it is better his family is here and strikers need to score goals. I am pretty sure he scored two nice goals that will be important for him.”

City move back to the top of the Premier League table after today’s victory, although Liverpool will overtake them if they beat arch rivals Manchester United tomorrow at Anfield.


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