By 90Min
October 15, 2017

Manchester City put Stoke to the sword at the Etihad on Saturday, with the win lifting City two points ahead of Manchester United at the top of the league. 

After the game, City manager Pep Guardiola claimed that his side can get even better despite the convincing victory, the Daily Express reports.

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"We can always do better but I cannot deny that today was the best performance since I arrived here," Guardiola said.

"I am here to win, I am not here to entertain.

"This is the way we want to play, our confidence is high. Everybody believes we are going to win. We create many chances.

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"We know each other more, I know my players more, the league more and the other teams more."

Guardiola also had special praise for Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, after the player provided two assists and was named Man-of-the-Match for his role in the victory. 

The City midfielder was making his 100th game for the Citizens, and marked the occasion with a stunning assists for both Sterling and Sane which drew praise from his boss.

Guardiola said: "De Bruyne is a guy that is so dynamic and can control the game. He is a big talent and made a good performance today."

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