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Man City 2-0 Everton: What Guardiola said

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaking to TNT Sports after the win: "I told them, they didn’t believe me. They felt it. We were there and we didn’t concede a shot on target and of course they are incredibly well organised.

"At the end, the changes in the second half gave us another rhythm and of course Erling [Haaland] is back. To have this player, when the ball is there from a corner... and the finishing was amazing.

"In the first half, our body language was not good. We were always complaining. In the second half, they were more positive. If you want to give the best of yourself, the body language has to be in the right position. Finally we took a massively important three points.

"Kevin [de Bruyne], since he came back, is so fresh in his mind and legs and that is why sometimes I don’t want to start him as the impact is higher than the beginning. It's important how many chances the opponents have - this is the key point and the average is not much."