Pep Guardiola: "The Premier League is so tough"
- Author: Angelo Rivera Nov 27, 2017,
Nov 27, 2017, 0:24
Vincent Kompany and Manchester City got all they could handle from Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium, but survived for a 2-1 comeback win that secured their unbeaten record for another few days.
37 - Manchester City have won 37 points from their 13 matches this season - the best-ever points total at this stage of a @premierleague campaign. He's winning games. Now he's a winning player. We spoke about not giving up, to keep going. We had chances and we were able to win and we are top of the group. We are in a good moment.
"The Premier League is so tough, now winter has come, we knew they were so aggressive so strong, but we are so happy for the way we won."
While their seemingly unstoppable rise has been built upon their irresistible attack, it was resilience that saw beat promoted Huddersfield for their 18th successive victory.
The 22-year-old had struggled for consistency since his big-money move from Liverpool in 2015, but has now scored 12 goals in 18 appearance in all competitions - his best return in any single season.
Their lead was erased within two minutes of the restart when Sergio Aguero calmly converted a penalty after Sterling was brought down by Scott Malone.
"It's not just about how many goals he scores or how many chances he creates", Guardiola said.