‘Last season we had a lot of problems at home winning games’, Guardiola said after routing Crystal Palace at the Etihad. This time around, the Citizens seem to have put those problems behind them.
5-0 was the result against Roy Hodgson’s side, who currently sit bottom of the league, two weeks after City emerged victorious in similar fashion against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool (also 5-0). Guardiola’s side looked unstoppable as they then thrashed Watford 6-0 the following week.
After comfortably brushing aside the Reds, came the Champions League win over Feyenoord (4-0) to confirm an impressive winning streak in the last 15 days.
Guardiola rotated his team for the Carabao Cup victory over West Brom (2-1), which did prompt questions about the depth of the squad, but was enough to cling on to their imposing winning run. Guardiola looks to have found his way with the team. The Citizens lead the Premier League table due to their remarkable goal difference.