Guardiola quizzed on Man City feat; reveals ‘dangerous’ Swansea feeling

Pep Guardiola Swansea v Man City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that he felt “pleased and proud” after his side set a new English top-flight record with their win over Swansea.

City progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Wednesday by beating the Swans 3-1 in South Wales.

But in the grand scheme of things, the Manchester club notched their 15th successive win in all competitions, breaking the previous record.

Guardiola told BT Sport after the match: “It’s a message for ourselves, we came here to win the game.

“That’s the most important thing, but we cannot deny how pleased and how proud we are for our club to break this record from a long time ago.

“The records will be broken, records are there for another team to come and do it, but it’s not easy. Now it’s good, but it’s about the next one.”

City took the lead against Swansea through Kyle Walker‘s first-half goal.

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus then put the visitors out of sight, before Morgan Whittaker added a consolation for Steve Cooper’s men.

Matt Grimes, Phil Foden Swansea v Man City

“Well I had a feeling that Swansea, when they go up front, they create dangerous situations,” Guardiola added.

“They had two chances, one set-piece and yeah I had a feeling that they are really good.

“They defend so aggressively, but we controlled the game so well, we made good build-up and a lot of chances. Fortunately in the final third we could convert.

“We are in the quarter-finals, so next step.”

Walker opens up on City opener

Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva Swansea v Man City

Walker admitted that his goal was intended as a cross but also praised City’s adaptation following yet another win.

“I had seen the far post and thought I would put in in the back of the net,” he told BT Sport.

“No…it was a cross but we deserved a bit of luck with the way we have been playing.

“Obviously we have made a few changes from last season, tactically where we are pressing and how we are moving the ball around.

“But I think since I have joined here we have kept the same philosophy, obviously the gaffer knows what he wants and has proved it over many clubs.

“He has brought it into City and over the last four seasons definitely we have been very good and last season we just got beat by a very, very good Liverpool team.”

City return to Premier League action when they face Tottenham.