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Guardiola happy for Man City away support after victory at Bournemouth

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was delighted for the away support after their 4-1 win at Bournemouth.

Goals from Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and a Chris Mepham own-goal ensured a comfortable victory at the Vitality Stadium.

On the extra time spent clapping supporters, he said: “We spoke about that in the locker room.

“We have to stay there longer because they are five, six hours to get here and for their contribution to get here we can only give our respect that they deserve.

“You see their faces and how happy they are when we win so you produce a good feeling for them and their families.

“Tell me something else that can be better than that and that's why our supporters away are incredible.

“Thank you again for coming, safe trip back home and we see you soon."

As well as the quality shown, what was noticeable was the industry and effort from Guardiola's team throughout the 90 minutes.

Guardiola added: “They would be in trouble if they didn't do it.

“When the fans come five, six hours to come here, pay for a ticket, on less than our salaries, we have to run even if the result is 3-0, 4-0, 5-0.

“Good controls, bad controls, score goals, don't score goals. Defend well or bad.

“But effort in this Club since I was here and will be here, never will be put in doubt. Never ever."

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