Guardiola: You don’t win the title in December

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists the Citizens haven't secured the title yet, despite extending their lead over Manchester United on Sunday.

City beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Manchester derby to open up an 11-point lead over Jose Mourinho's charges. David Silva put the visitors in front before Marcus Rashford equalised a few minutes later. Nicolas Otamendi produced the winner and City cruised to victory.

Guardiola was delighted with his team's commanding performance but reiterated that even with an 11-point lead they haven't clinched the Premier League title yet.

“Amazing. We played outstanding,” said the Spaniard, according to the club's official website.

“For us to come here to Old Trafford and play the way we played, trying to be patient and clever, controlling the counter-attack, I am delighted.

“I am happy with the way we played, we can win lose or draw but it’s important how we play.

“We are not the best team in the world with set-pieces, but we scored two of them today. Football is incredible. We spoke about a lot of things this week about United but never about set-pieces! We are not the best at them!

“Football is complicated, it’s not easy. We came back in the second half, Fernandinho went to centre-back and Gundogan to holding midfield and we controlled the situation.

“We are an honest team, we had 80% average ball possession and that shows that we are here to play, and I am so satisfied with that.

“It means a lot in the way we played in terms of our confidence. We won points on Chelsea, Arsenal and now Manchester United, but in December, it’s impossible to be champions."

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