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Pep Guardiola focusing only on Man Utd fixture as Man City close on more records


Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City are in a great position to reclaim the title from Liverpool.

City recorded a 21 straight win to open up a 15-point lead and Guardiola knows he is close to sealing a third Premier League success in four years ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby.

“The champions are Liverpool,” said the City boss. “The crown belongs to them.

“We are in the best position right now to take it and we are going to try, but they are the champions. We want it and that’s what you need.

“We are 15 points ahead, but tomorrow our opponent will play.

“One or two days off for everyone is good, especially mentally because we don’t have much time and we have to prepare for United at home.”



Pep Guardiola during City’s win over Wolves

City also equalled the club record of 28 games unbeaten and Guardiola says he will only reflect on their achievements at the end of the season.

“Man United, that is the only care,” he said. “We are going to look at the records and everything we have done in the league when it’s over, so for now our concentration is on Man United.”

Conor Coady took no joy from levelling with his first Premier League goal because Wolves lost.

“It means nothing when you lose,” said the Wolves skipper. “It was nice at the time because it made it 1-1, but we needed to kick on a little bit.

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“To score is great, but it doesn’t mean anything when you lose. We’re gutted.”

Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo was also disappointed they faded after working so hard to equalise.

“In the second half we were much better,” he said. “But after we got to 1-1 we lost control of the game. We made clear mistakes and that was reflected in the heavy defeat.”

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