Manchester City boss says EPL title race very difficult

Manchester City on Thursday returned to the top of the Premier League for the first time in two months with a 2-0 win at Everton to rise up the pressure on title rivals Liverpool.

The Citizens boss Pep Guardiola believed that there is no easy game in the Premier League, only one game down, the media and fans only stare at City and Liverpool, in fact, other teams also have the possibility of winning the title.

“Three or four days ago, we were already done, and the champions were Liverpool. Now we are the favourites and maybe soon we can be leading. We try to be calm.” Guardiola said.

“There will be surprises and it will be tough for teams to win every game. The contenders and the non-contenders have the ability and skills to create problems.

“What I’m more concerned about is that we never forget who we are as a team. Doing what we have to do, we are a strong team. That’s what I want to watch every single day. After that, we see about the results, the table, the favourites and this kind of thing.” Guardiola added.

City won the English Premier League title last season under Guardiola, becoming the first team to achieve 100 points in the top flight of English football.

“I would say it’s typical in England, this kind of situation. What’s not common is what happened last season, where we win 18 games in a row, with 100 points and a lot of distance to the team in second place.” Guardiola said.

“Normal is what happens now, where every game is tough, and you can win or lose every single game, because every team is either involved in the title, or Europe, or in trying to stay in the Premier League.

Manchester City goes top of EPL after beating Everton 2-0. (

“That’s a question for you. I never said Tottenham are not there. Chelsea, I never said they are not there. United, if they carry on making this run every single week, they will be there.

“Now people see the table, and see the first two or three, and don’t look further than that. Chelsea can win a few games in a row and be a contender. There are 39 points to play for. Everyone is ready to take points.” the Spaniard added.

City host Chelsea on Sunday 10 February. Liverpool, meanwhile, will look back to winning ways after two straight 1-1 draws as they host Bournemouth on Saturday 9.


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