Pep Guardiola confirms Kevin De Bruyne injury
- Author: Anthony Vega Sep 25, 2016,
Sep 25, 2016, 1:40
City has won its first 10 games of the season under new coach Pep Guardiola - a club record - and has a four-point lead after six rounds in the Premier League.
City's victory was the ideal riposte to the Spaniard's old rival Jose Mourinho, who earlier saw his remodelled Manchester United sparkle without the dropped Wayne Rooney, thumping Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1.
Raheem Sterling has a reputation for missing easy chances but scoring great goals when he gets on the scoresheet, and the Man City ace stuck to the script against Swansea City on Saturday.
"I do not feel under pressure but this is my job and I know my job".
"I'm so happy for him, but he knows that I want more, he can play better, he can make other things that are going to help us".
"Sergio is quality. His first step, second step in the box is so good and that is why he is one of the best strikers in the world", Guardiola conceded.
"Unless Mr Dimitri Seluk comes back to the press or to his friends in the media - because he hasn't the courage to call me, he goes to the media - and apologises to Manchester City first of all, then his team-mates and afterwards the trainer. For how he reacted it looks muscular but I'm not a doctor".
"City skipper Vincent Kompany is receiving treatment for a groin injury sustained in Wednesday's EFL Cup win over Swansea", the club said in a statement on their website. They started really well.
Today is the first time Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva have played together and that could spell danger for Swansea.
His second - a cheeky Panenka penalty - showed he's still full of confidence from the spot despite two misses in the same game against Steaua Bucharest earlier this season.
Manchester City made it a ideal 10 wins in 10 matches to start the season, but were pushed as hard as they have been at any point this campaign by a hard-working Swansea City.
Iheanacho has managed to find the back of the net against seven Premier League teams: Bournemouth, Manchester United, Swansea City, Southampton, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace.
Guidolin's men continued to threaten as Llorente made a nuisance of himself and driving runs forward from the likes of Sigurdsson and Wayne Routledge asked persistent questions of Guardiola's high defensive line.