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​Man City boss Guardiola hails Etihad ground staff as 'man of the match' against West Ham

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for the ground staff at their Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens claimed a 2-1 home win over West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday, amid snowy conditions in Manchester.

With the field inundated by snow throughout the game, Guardiola was delighted that the game could go ahead, and that his side could pass around the football without any problems.

"No. The groundskeepers, the guys who take care of the pitch, were the men of the match today," Guardiola told the club's website.

"They did an incredible job for us to be able to play the game today.

"We came from a tough game in midweek against PSG and we know exactly which team we face today.

"The amount of chances we created in the first half, in the conditions that we played, [it's] a huge victory for us, for the effort for the players, for the performance in general.

"We didn't concede much, we controlled the counter attack. Maybe we could have found another rhythm but the weather didn't allow us to do it.

"A good performance from all of us."

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