Pep Guardiola admitted the thought of losing more ground on Liverpool played on his mind as Manchester City dug deep to claim a 3-1 win at Everton.
The reigning champions headed into Saturday’s Premier League clash at Goodison Park eight points behind Liverpool, who beat Sheffield United 1-0 in the day’s early kick-off.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin cancelled out Gabriel Jesus’ opener before half-time, but Riyad Mahrez caught out Jordan Pickford from a free-kick 71 minutes in and Raheem Sterling made sure of the points.
With the gap at the top back to five points after seven matches, Guardiola acknowledged the pressure is on his side to keep pace with last term’s runners-up. Read more