Man City power past Swansea in search of records


The hosts clinched the title last weekend after rivals Manchester United lost at Old Traffordto soon to be relegated West Bromwich Albion.

Although Guardiola admitted he would rather not see fans on the pitch, he does not believe the City faithful should be punished for their celebrations.

And Guardiola said "looking for records helps to keep the players focused" as his side prepare for their last four games of the season.

Guardiola says Stones is suffering from an abductor injury, but is expected to return to the City side before the end of the Premier League season.

"I realised this season how hard it will be to win the Champions League", he said. "In football, you always have something to improve, it is never a finished business".

'It is what I handled in Barcelona and Bayern Munich - players started to believe what [they] had done was thanks to me, and that allowed them to play in the future.

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The second arrived four minutes later after a cross from the left by Fabian Delph was met by Raheem Sterling, who tapped into an unguarded goal. There was even time for a 15-minute cameo from Mendy and for City to secure a fifth as Yaya Touré's lob was headed home by Jesus: it was that kind of day for City.

"This is the 14th time this season that Manchester City have won by more than three goals, sometimes by four, five, six or seven so they are from another planet in this competition", he told Sky Sports News after the match.

"It was a happy atmosphere around the stadium, getting off the bus and of course the supporters.

The first part of his rehab is there", Guardiola revealed during his pre-match conference on Friday ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea.

Their total of 90 points is already more than 16 of the previous 22 champions in a 38-game Premier League season.

But there was still no denying the triumphant air around the Etihad as a huge banner proclaiming "Welcome to the home of the Premier League champions" was unfurled across the East Stand.

Carlos Carvalhal made one adjustment - Luciano Narsingh being replaced by Mike van der Hoorn, as the manager continued Swansea City's survival bid. But if they can get three points, they will be close to ensuring safety.

Kevin De Bruyne celebrates with Bernardo Silva and David Silva.