The Spanish tactician shifted his attention to the Manchester derby after leading City to their 21st win in a row in all competitions. Manchester City hit this height after defeating the 12th placed Wolves 4-1 on Tuesday, March 3.
The Etihad Stadium started becoming unfriendly for Wolves in the first 15 minutes of the game when the club’s Leander Dendoncker scored an own goal in the 15th minute to give City the lead.
Manchester City almost recorded a second goal before the end of the first half but Aymeric Laporte’s goal was counted for an offside.
Despite how much the host dominated the game, Wolves were able to drag the match until the 61st minute when the visitor equalized courtesy of Conor Coady’s header.
When Wolves thought they will run away with a point, Manchester City came rioting in the last 10 minutes of the game. Gabriel Jesus’ 80th-minute strike gave City the lead again while Riyad Mahrez made it three for City in the 90th minute.
Jesus scored his second goal of the match in the third additional minute of the game to make it 4-1 in favor of City. The host recorded 22 shots, 10 of which were on target. While Wolves managed 6 shots, only one was on target.
Manchester City’s win on Tuesday kept them at the top of the league table with 65 points in 27 league games and their next Premier League game is against second-placed Manchester United.
28 – Manchester City are now unbeaten in 28 games in all competitions (W25 D3), equalling their club record run of 28 between April and December 2017. Momentum. pic.twitter.com/Uxu5Q40K59— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 2, 2021
In reaction to the current momentum of Manchester City, the club’s coach Pep Guardiola told BT Sport that “Manchester United. That’s all we care [about]”.
“The champions are Liverpool, the crown belongs to them”, he added. “We are in the best position right now to take them out and we are going to try, but they are the champions.
“There are 33 points to play for. Tomorrow our opponents will play, we have one or two days off and then we prepare for Manchester United at home.
“We are in a really good position – I did not expect to be in this position two or three months ago – but we need to be calm and compete like we did today.”
On his team 4-1 win over Wolves, Pep Guardiola said: “I had a feeling we were going to be good. I saw this morning the team, how focused they were when we warmed up. I thought they were ready.
“Wolves had one shot on target and got one goal – and after that, they had a good five minutes. If you let them run they kill you, they are so good with their pace.
“But in 90 minutes we conceded so few actions to them and we created enough against them. It was an incredibly well-deserved victory and a big compliment to the guys, they were outstanding.”