Manchester City continue their good run in the Premier League as they defeated Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Portuguese international Bernando Silva gave the Cityzens the lead in the first half before former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne capped off a wonderful afternoon for the host in the second 45 minutes.
The win move City to second on the Premier League table, one point adrift leaders Liverpool. They could move to third place if Chelsea secured all three points against London rivals Brentford this evening.
After the game, City boss Pep Guardiola spoke about his team’s performance and also how it was difficult for them to get back to rhythm after the international break.
“After the international break it’s always a little bit difficult to come to a rhythm and I know how good Burnley are. They did really well, they have good players and we played a good 15-20 minutes in the first half, we created chances and the last 20 minutes we lost some tempo.
“We did well in the second half and played really well and could’ve scored more goals. Good result, after the international break we take the victory and look what’s next.
“We run and fight for every ball, Burnley play for long balls and they’re a master at this. You have to defend set-pieces well and anything could’ve happened if Chris Wood had scored that goal near the end. We had chances but couldn’t score more, unfortunately.
“The importance is improving our game I am satisfied that the second-half was better than first. The team showed me the way we want to play and the shape we want to play in. All the guys gave everything, it doesn’t matter if the performance is good or not, it’s important that you fight for your teammates and everyone was incredible.”