Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was unsatisfied with his side’s first-half performance in their 4-0 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday.
The defending champions continued their fantastic run of form with another three points in the Premier League after beating Eddie Howe’s side in Tyneside.
, andRaheem Sterling
all scored for
’s side, who moved six points clear ofChelsea
at the top of the Premier League table.
The Citizens became the first Premier League club in history to record 34 top-flight victories in a calendar year, but Guardiola was not happy with his side’s display in the first half.
"A good result, not a good performance,"
Guardiola said to theBBC
"We were lucky, but Newcastle did not defend well for the first goal and a brilliant action from Joao Cancelo for the second goal.
"The first half was one of the worst we have played this season and [the] second half was much better.
"We played better with the ball, gave players more touches but were losing balls in the first half. We were calm at half-time and spoke about what we should do."
The four goals also tookCity
to 106 goals for the year, two more than their previous best, and Guardiola praised his side's consistency.
"Records show the consistency we have as a team, it is not winning titles or finals but it is winning and winning,"
"Records are there to be broken and happy to have them.
"I didn't rotate today, I decide the best team, we need a different base for the players and now we have seven days until the next game.
"Hopefully, Leicester are getting better with a lot of COVID cases so I will take a decision on the team."
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