Guardiola Manages Manchester City’s Expectations After Win Over West Ham

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Following Manchester City’s 2-1 win over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Pep Guardiola characterized the thought of them going on another long unbeaten run to rival last season’s 28-match run as “fiction.”

Ilkay Gündogan and Fernandinho scored in the win, with Manuel Lanzini netting a late consolation goal for the visitors. City’s fifth consecutive victory came almost a year after their last defeat, a 2-0 loss at Tottenham on November 21, last season. City’s last defeat came on March 7, when they lost 2-0 to Manchester United. Guardiola was asked if he thinks his team is in the similar groove as last year at this time.

“I don’t know what is going to happen,” the manager said. “What we have done in the past is the past. We have to celebrate now and then we go to Birmingham to play Aston Villa [on Wednesday]. The rest is fantasy, to make wrong thoughts in your mind creates problems in the team.”

Source : Guardian

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