Manchester City was somewhat less impressive on Wednesday but won again to Pep Guardiola’s delight. Pep Guardiola has proposed that Manchester City get a reality check against Brighton and Hove Albion, despite advancing to third with a fourth consecutive Premier League win.
Phil Foden’s goal was adequate for a 1-0 win that took City to within four points with a game in hand to leaders Manchester United.
“For the next games that we have in January, February, this is the best thing that could happen today,” Guardiola told BBC Sport.
“In the team after Stamford Bridge, [Manchester] United, there are some reports outside the team, and the truth is today, the game that we played today.
The way we played is fun to play. We were so fine for 60, 70 minutes. The first half was the way we have to play; the second half we struggled more because of the quality of the opponent – not because we were lazy or a lack of concentration, not these kinds of things.”