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Guardiola lauds Man City patience after defeating stubborn Dinamo Zagreb

Pep Guardiolas has lauded Manchester City for their patience in Tuesday's win over Dinamo Zagreb at the Etihad.

The Croatian giants brought a few buses with them across Europe to try and frustrate the reigning Premier League champions.

And frustrate them they did as the scores were level heading into the half-time break.

Raheem Sterling came off the bench to break the deadlock after 66 minutes before Phil Foden sealed the win five minutes into stoppage time.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola told BT Sport: "They defended very well one on one and were very aggressive.

"They had 10 players in the box, they didn't want to play.

"They were waiting for set pieces but we were patient.

"In the end we had enough chances through our ball possession to score goals."

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