Guardiola hails ‘amazing consistency’ as City continue great form

Pep Guardiola has praised his Man City team for their ‘amazing consistency’ after they beat Sheff Utd 1-0 at home.

The victory means City have won their last 12 matches in all competitions.

The impressive run includes wins against top four rivals Man Utd and Chelsea.

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Gabriel Jesus scored the decisive goal against Sheff Utd within the first ten minutes.

Ferran Torres capitalised on some poor defending from the Blades before playing it to Jesus.

He was left virtually unmarked in the box and managed to dispatch of the chance from close range.

Sheff Utd had a good chance to make it 1-1 through John Fleck late in the game but he sent the shot wide.

Speaking after the win, Guardiola told BBC Sport: “People think if we won the last one 5-0, we will win this one 5-0. This is the real world, not a fairytale.

“Today I see Sheff Utd are bottom of the league. You see his [Chris Wilder’s] team and realise how tough the Premier League is. We always struggle to beat them every season.

“It was an incredible performance. We played incredibly well in many areas. We conceded few chances. We didn’t create much but enough to win the game.

“Everyone has to be ready. They are so humble. Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus are always thinking about the team. I’m so grateful for them.

“In December and January to show this consistency is amazing. We will drop points, it’s about how we overcome it.

“In this league every game is so difficult. Hopefully we react good in the bad moments, which for sure are coming.”

City’s form has made them title favourites this season. Their defence has been a vital part of that run. They’ve kept 11 clean sheets in their last 13 matches.

Guardiola will be aiming for City to continue the winning streak in their next match. They play Burnley on Wednesday 3rd February.

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