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Pep Guardiola Believes Media Want Liverpool To Win The League

Pep Guardiola Believes Media Want Liverpool To Win The League

Manchester City moved to within a step of the Premier League title on Monday. On a night where they were not at their best, Vincent Kompany's astonishing strike helped a City side which looked out of ideas beat Leicester.

It was their 13th consecutive win in the league. Just Brighton now stand between them and the club's sixth English league title.

Speaking to Talksport following the game, manager Pep Guardiola said that he believes the media would prefer Liverpool to be the winners rather than his team.

"My feeling here is the media desire Liverpool to be champions," said Guardiola.

But 195 points in two seasons, it is something unique. We were seven points behind Liverpool, we could have been ten points had Liverpool beaten us here, but we never give up and have won 13 games in a row.

Guardiola added in the post-match press conference that Liverpool are playing under far less pressure than Man City.

"Liverpool are playing without pressure because it's not in their hands," said Guardiola. "We have the pressure because it's in our hands."

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Asked about Kompany's thunderbolt goal, the 48-year-old said that prior to the shot he was thinking, "No shoot, no shoot, no shoot!"

"We were lucky that he didn’t follow my thoughts.

"He scored an incredible goal. When he is fit, his personality, his character, he is an outstanding player."

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