Milner says City need to start grinding out games during the festive period.
The Yorkshireman said: "We'd like to have games that are a bit more boring if we can - maybe a 1-0 or 2-0.
"When you are 2-0 up you like to see out the job but it would have been a big blow if we hadn't won, going into Christmas with a lot of big games coming up.
"It would have made Christmas dinner taste worse for the fans, so it was good to get the win before two games in quick succession.
"We now have the momentum to go into those games and hopefully get six points."
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