Guardiola smashes Klopp EPL record

English Premier League

Pep Guardiola smashed a Premier League record previously held by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as Manchester City ran riot in their 7-0 win over Leeds United on Tuesday night.  

The Citizens secured a one-sided victory over Marcelo Bielsa's side this week, with Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, John Stones, Nathan Ake and Kevin De Bruyne (twice) all getting on the scoresheet.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see City in action against Leeds during a record-breaking evening

This result ensured that, under Guardiola, City have now scored 506 goals in 207 Premier League games, making the Spaniard's team the fastest-ever in the EPL history to score 500 league goals, according to talkSPORT 

Reds boss Klopp had previously held the record with Liverpool, who reached that landmark in 234 games under the German tactician. 

Following the emphatic win, Guardiola explained why his team were so motivated for their clash against Leeds.    

"We lost five points last season when we played Leeds," the 50-year-old told reporters in a post-match press conference, per the Evening Standard.   

"We tried to prepare well for the game. The players, maybe they felt that it is a more serious team that people think. I know exactly which manager conducts this team.  

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"The pride they have every game, with every single ball. We saw the game against Chelsea, they deserved to take at least one point. The way they fought, maybe they were a little tired as they played just two days ago. 

"That is why I give credit for the victory because I am pretty sure that every opponent knows what it is to play Leeds.  

"Now we rest and prepare for Newcastle on Sunday. 

"When you get these results it's because, individually, they [the players] are brilliant." 

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