Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised his players for overcoming their nerves in a convincing 3-1 derby defeat of Manchester United.City snuffed out any hope of a comeback with Ilkay Gundogan’s cool 86th-minute effort to avoid a repeat of last season’s 3-2 triumph by United“The players wanted to play good in front of our fans. We know how important the game is against United,” According to FourFourTwo.“We cannot forget in our history we are always behind United.“It’s completely understandable [to be nervous], especially in that situation with what happened last season, but we reacted well and the goal from Sergio helped us play a lot better.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Last season when we conceded the first goal we were in chaos a little bit. This time we didn’t concede another chance.“In the first half, we played with a little bit of fear. We didn’t want to lose the ball, but we didn’t attack in the best way. Of course [United] was so deep it’s not easy. They defended well, they were so aggressive man-to-man.“But we made a good performance in a big game against a top, top team. I’m happy with the result.”City’s victory took them back above Liverpool, who earlier eased past Fulham.
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