Pep Guardiola backs Manchester City to be the best

Tyler Owen
May 2, 2018

"It would be a good time to do it, playing at home in front of our fans - they deserve it, they have supported us in hard moments through the season and now deserve to celebrate the league title and the records", added Fernandinho. We are going to try to do it next Sunday.

A touch of complacency crept into City's work before half-time as Aaron Cresswell's fine free-kick punished an error-strewn passage of play but they were rampant once more after the break. "There is no point in coming out and saying "We could have done this" or "We could have done that" because we got beat by a much better team". The win ensured that the Red Devils would be playing in the Champions League next season.

The win means that the Citizens need just one win to record the most Premier League victories ever recorded in one season.

"The numbers we are going to achieve will not be easy". The question is can City keep up the same kind of consistency next season?

And Noble insists West Ham do not want to take their fight for survival to the last matchday.

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After 12 minutes Sane's shot deflected in off Patrice Evra, before Kevin De Bruyne's cross found the net via Declan Rice's thigh and Zabaleta's backside.

"Just like the last game against Swansea, we take it seriously and we respect the competition", added Guardiola. "It's what we expected and they've shown it all season".

"We're really looking forward to it [the trophy presentation] and it's a day to enjoy with the fans, when all the City fans come to be with us".

It's hard to see Manchester City as anything other than dominant title-winners, but at this stage last season, they were fourth, just three points ahead of Arsenal. We are a young team in terms of many circumstances.

With this defeat the Hammers are now in 15th place with 35 points in their 35 matches and are close to the relegation zone as the 18th placed Southampton are only 3 points behind them. "I wanted to challenge them, I wanted to do better, so I'm disappointed".

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