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Pep Guardiola speaks out on overtaking Liverpool after Manchester City go top with Everton victory

Manchester City have returned to the top of the Premier League after beating Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.

City benefited after foals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus, however, head coach Pep Guardiola stays humble in his title claims.

Guardiola is uncertain whether his side will be able to successfully defend the Premier League title and stay at the top.

They are only above Liverpool on goal difference, however, and Jurgen Klopp’s side can reclaim top-spot on Saturday when they face Bournemouth.

Speaking after the victory on Merseyside, Guardiola said of City’s title hopes: “I don’t know how far we will get, maybe we will die in the road, but we are trying.

“We have played one more game than Liverpool, it’s good to be top but Liverpool has a game at Old Trafford. I don’t think too much about that but four or five days ago we could have been seven points behind, it is a lesson to never give up. We have an incredible test on Sunday against Chelsea.”

Guardiola dded: “Goodison Park, 0-2, we have to be happy. We had problems in the second half but it was a good game. In terms of consistency, we didn’t concede one shot on target. To score in the last minute of the first half helped us a lot. We are not the tallest team in the world so we don’t expect to score from set-pieces but Mikel Arteta works a lot on them. Many decisions could be better, but that is my job to analyse those. Jesus has scored nine goals in a short time and Sergio got three at the weekend, it is important to have two good strikers. I am so satisfied, we have a game every three days for three months.”

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