Boss Pep Guardiola of Manchester City warned that there is much more to come from his charges as they wrapped up a 13th consecutive victory on Wednesday at the expense of Burnley in all competitions.
Although the result could not have been quite emphatic as the 9-0 thrashing of Southampton by neighbors Manchester United the previous evening, the victory of City never looked at Turf Moor in doubt.
Within three minutes, Gabriel Jesus gave the visitors the lead to set Guardiola’s men off to a great start, with Raheem Sterling adding the second and, as it happened, the game’s final strike shortly before half-time.
“Can we improve? A lot. Today we lost some simple balls, that is the only thing I am concerned about,” the Spaniard told reporters after the final whistle.
“I am asking them to do effort and the simple things well, we are trying. Today more than usual we lose simple balls, but in general I am satisfied, because we continue to be solid and create enough chances.
“Knowing that coming here, against Burnley away, it is always difficult. Today we did it again really well. We can do better, but in general I don’t have regrets. The players are human beings and are fantastic.”
“We were lucky to score early, after that the first time we started to break the lines. The first pass, the second half was much better, the first 15 minutes of the second half was the best.
“It’s always a good result here, Burnley away. So everyone knows how difficult it is, and we didn’t concede many chances again and created clear chances to score. I am satisfied.”