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Unhappy Pep Guardiola Defends Team's Performance After Disappointing Draw

Unhappy Pep Guardiola Defends Team's Performance After Disappointing Draw

Pep Guardiola cut a frustrated figure after watching Manchester City drop points during a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.

Raheem Sterling got City off to a bright start but Jetro Willems cancelled it out. It looked like Kevin De Bruyne had secured all three points until Jonjo Shelvey struck late to ensure a share of the spoils.

When asked about his team's performance, Guardiola said it was "good".

"We talk about performance, we conceded two shots. We attack really well. But we scored from Kevin with an outstanding goal, (then) we concede a free-kick that we should not have conceded."

On the manner of the game, Guardiola suggested the performance was better than the result.

We concede few chances. How many shots on target did they have? Two. Two goals is a problem. But we work to concede few. What we have to do as a team is create more than the opponent and concede few. That we have done.

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It is a huge week ahead for the defending champions, who take on Burnley midweek before the Manchester derby next weekend.

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