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Guardiola on Man City thrashing: I'm so happy. Merry Christmas everyone!

Manchester City steamrolled Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday.

The winning run began in August with a last-gasp victory away to Bournemouth, when Raheem Sterling struck in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

It was far more comfortable on this occasion as Sergio Aguero scored twice, while Sterling and Danilo were also on target. Pep Guardiola's men still have dropped points just once this season, at home to Everton in the second round of matches on August 21.

Guardiola said afterwards: "Always, you have doubts after a lot of games in a row and if you are mentally ready to do it again and again.

“That has impressed me most about the guys – that they were ready.

“It was similar to the Southampton and Huddersfield games, and also West Ham in that Bournemouth defended with 5-4-1 with their striker Callum Wilson with Fernandinho.

“We had hardly any space – there was no space between the lines.

“We made a good first goal and the second helped us a lot. We changed the system to 4-4-2 and found tempo and space. We scored four beautiful goals.

“I am so happy. Merry Christmas to everybody! Now, we are thinking about Newcastle."

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