Guardiola hits back at Jose claims

English Premier League

The Citizens equalled Arsenal's record of 14 successive Premier League wins as goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi shot down bitter rivals Manchester United, who had temporarily equalised through Marcus Rashford.

The result left City a whopping 11 points clear at the top of the table after 16 matches, although Red Devils boss Mourinho was critical of their opponents’ propensity for going to ground.

Guardiola, though, has rubbished those suggestions, saying: "That is not true. That is not true. We want to play. Sometimes they are quicker, faster, but that is not true.

"So we are an honest team, the team that average 60, 65, 70, 80 per cent possession, that means we want to play. So we did it. We came here to play, and that's why I'm so satisfied."

And asked about Mourinho's take on the penalty decision, Guardiola added: "Last season it was the same, we won here and the comments were about the referee, and today the referee as well. Yesterday he spoke about the referee."