Manchester City edged Burnley 1-0 to return to the summit of the league as manager Pep Guardiola revealed that he was impressed with their preparations paying off.
A Sergio Aguero goal mid-way into the second half handed City three vital points that enabled them to leapfrog Liverpool in the league standings and now have to pick up wins against Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion to retain their title. Burnley resorted to defending in the game as Ederson did not actually face a shot on target from the home team and the Blues managed to avoid defending a single corner.
Speaking in a press conference after the win over Burnley, Guardiola revealed what impressed him most about the win, "Our attackers and defenders were so solid, Vinnie [Kompany] and Aymeric [Laporte] were so solid. Kyle pushed us a lot in the second half and of course the strikers. We knew that with the conditions and the tension, it is normal not to create a lot of chances but I was surprised at how clear the chances were in the second half, especially the one from Gabriel. [Jesus].
"The team was so solid. Here you concede a lot of fouls and corners so we could not survive. I'm delighted with the way we played. Here in the most typical English stadium, we didn’t concede one corner. That means a lot for how good Mikel and Rodo prepared the set-pieces yesterday so that we could control the situations."