Pep Guardiola: Man City must go again


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Pep Guardiola has praised his Manchester City squad following their dominant performance against Chelsea but insists they still have work left to do.

The Citizens, who are priced at 4.00 to win the Champions League, took another big step towards the Premier League title at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday courtesy of a 1-0 triumph.

Bernardo Silva netted the only goal of the game just a minute into the second half but the final result didn’t tell the whole story.

Chelsea approached the game negatively and City were the dominant outfit throughout the clash as they enjoyed 71 per cent of possession.

Antonio Conte’s men failed to land a single shot on target and now face a fight to finish inside the top-four. In contrast City are now even closer to securing the Premier League crown and require just four more victories to get over the line.

Basel are next up on City’s schedule on Wednesday in the Champions League before they return to action in the Premier League against Stoke on March 12.

Guardiola admits that the title is almost in their hands but is resistant to get carried away before it is mathematically guaranteed. “We are close but it is not already done,” he told reporters.

“It’s in our hands. Now we start again, we have to try to stay calm.

“We have Basel and Stoke City and we will see after Stoke what our position is and how many points we need from the games left to be champions.”

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