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Guardiola hails Man City’s ‘amazing’ character as they move past tough Fulham

Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s resilience after their 2-1 win over Fulham put them at the top of the Premier League.

Despite not playing their best, they managed to secure the victory thanks to Julian Alvarez’s impressive 25-yard goal. Carlos Vinicius had earlier equalized for Fulham after Erling Haaland’s penalty had given City the lead.

The win saw City overtake Arsenal at the top of the table with a game in hand. This marks the first time since February that they have been in the lead, having beaten Arsenal 4-1 in their previous match.

Guardiola was satisfied with how his team dealt with a difficult game against Marco Silva’s team, even though it was not a particularly elegant victory.

“I didn’t have any doubt [in my players],” he told BBC’s Match of the Day. “The game was so tight until the end, we could not expect anything different.

“This amount of games is a lot, but we knew that after we beat Arsenal at home, winning these types of games is really important. The players behaved amazingly.

“We responded really well [to Fulham’s equalizer]. The momentum was there, we were playing good. It was not easy because they defended really well; inside it was so difficult.

“In general, it was a good performance, knowing the opponent and knowing where we came from.”

Guardiola also praised Haaland, who achieved a notable milestone by becoming the first player since 1931 to score 50 goals in a single season for an English top-flight team.

“Before Winston Churchill was Prime Minister? Wow, sounds a long time ago!” the City boss smiled. “Congratulations to Erling. The best goals to help us achieve what we want still is there.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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