Guardiola: "Manchester City were the best club of the last decade"


Manchester City knocked off Everton in the Premier League on New Year's Day with a 2-1 win on the back of a Gabriel Jesus brace. "We have to be happy to compete with the best teams in England and in Europe".

Calvert-Lewin launched into an ugly scissor challenge on Fernandinho in the 86th minute that earned him a yellow card from referee Andre Marriner.

"Pep is a fantastic manager", Ancelotti said.

"I think at this moment it is good to have this kind of test".

Two goals in the space of seven minutes after half-time from Gabriel Jesus were enough to give City a 2-1 win as they kept pace with Leicester behind runaway leaders Liverpool.

'He can do perfectly this season with Sergio or without Sergio, but Sergio is irreplaceable for what he means to our fans, what he's done in this club and for the best moment in the history of this club - an unforgettable moment against QPR - so it's hard. But we have a perspective of what happened in 10 seasons, especially when the people from Abu Dhabi took over the club [in 2008] and bought good players, interesting managers and bigger staff. We have a hard game now against Liverpool and we have to keep our spirit. I have a good relationship with him and a lot of respect for his job.

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Ilkay Gundogan's brilliant pass through the heart of Everton's defence was controlled well by Jesus, and the Brazilian found the top-right corner from 15 yards despite Jordan Pickford getting a touch. "He is always able, it doesn't matter the team, to make them work".

On a day of injuries across the Premier League, Everton's Bernard was the latest victim in the warm-up, which came courtesy of a tackle from team-mate Yerry Mina.

"I am a manager but I like to live a normal life", he said. We also haven't had time to change a lot of things.

"I hope the players can continue because the games will be getting hard".

"We don't have to look too much to the opponent because they are really strong so it's better to be focused on our idea of football".