But the Spanish boss was not happy with his forward at the final whistle and appeared angry at a series of exaggerated step overs by the touchline.
“I like a lot when he played [but] the best way to defend a result is to keep the ball," Guardiola said. “He made some movements with the legs, we can avoid it but he is young, he can improve."
On the win, the manager added: “It was difficult, they defended so deep and they are aggressive, they follow man to man. But after 2-1, we react well, we don't concede chances and step by step we regain our game."